NCAA Clearinghouse

If a student is interested in playing sports for a Division I or Division II school, he or she must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. The NCAA Clearinghouse works with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to determine the academic and amateur athletic eligibility of potential college student athletes. If a student wants to participate in sports during his or her freshman year of college, he or she must register and qualify with the NCAA Clearinghouse. Students playing sports at a Division III school will need to meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the individual school.

Academic Eligibility

Academic eligibility for the NCAA Clearinghouse is based on three areas: core courses, SAT/ACT test scores, and grade point average.

Core Courses

Academic courses that receive high school graduation credit in one or more of the following areas: English, math, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, religion, or philosophy. These courses are college prep, taught at or above the high school's regular academic level, and by a qualified instructor.

NCAA approved courses offered at MCHS

A * indicates a half credit course.


  • AP English Language
  • AP English Literature
  • English 9,10,11,12 Honors
  • English 9-II, 10-II, 11-II, 12-II
  • Speech Communications *
  • Elements of Debate *
  • Communications *

Social Studies

  • American Cultures
  • World Cultures
  • Democracy in Action
  • AP Government
  • AP US History
  • AP Psychology
  • Geography *
  • Psychology *
  • Famous Trials in American History *


  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Statistics
  • Advanced Alg II Honors
  • Algebra I, Algebra II, Algebra III *
  • Calculus Concepts
  • Geometry
  • PreCalculus Honors
  • Probability and Statistics I *, Probability and Statistics II *
  • Trigonometry *


  • Anatomy and Physiology Honors
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry I, Chemistry I Honors
  • Physics I
  • Global Environmental Science
  • Ecology of Mifflin County

Additional Core Courses

  • Arabic I, Arabic II
  • Chinese-Mandarin I, Chinese-Mandarin II
  • French I, French II
  • German I, German II
  • Japanese I, Japanese II
  • Latin I, Latin II
  • Russian I, Russian II
  • Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, Spanish IV

Test Scores

To be considered eligible through the Clearinghouse, students are required to take either the SAT or ACT. When registering for the SAT or ACT, students should request that scores be sent to the NCAA Clearinghouse (CEEB code: 9999). Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency as TEST SCORES THAT APPEAR ON TRANSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE USED.

Grade Point Average

To qualify with the NCAA Clearinghouse, students must earn a certain GPA in each core course they take. The GPA is determined based on a scale that awards points for various letter grades earned. See your counselor to determine your GPA in each of your core courses.

Amateurism Eligibility

The NCAA Clearinghouse will decide the amateurism eligibility of any potential Division I or II student athlete. When registering with the NCAA Clearinghouse, students will be asked to enter information regarding their athletic participation. That information will be reviewed and used to determine if students' amateurism status is accepted or if a penalty is assessed. Students will have the opportunity to appeal the penalty should this happen.