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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:
Core courses are 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. 
Below is a list of NCAA approved courses offered at MCHS: 
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.
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