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    coachalkins
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    Post by coachalkins Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:43 am

    From the Sr. Discussion Board....

    I would like to add to this discussion, I have talked with representatives at the NCAA Clearinghouse recently, but keep in mind I am not an expert, but well informed.

    rerun is correct in what he says above.

    If you want to be D1 cleared there are 16 core courses you need to have passed and completed in 4 years. Then they take your GPA of the 16.
    There is also a sliding scale that is used along with your SAT score. After you graduated, you are allowed to take 1 additional course in your 5th year. Obviously the SAT is a key ingredient.

    If you want D2 there are 14 core courses you need to have passed and completed but the time constraint does not apply.... as yet. If you are in your 5th year and need more than 1, this is allowed for now. And of course the SAT is key, but your score does not need to be as high (min. score 820)

    One big differnce between D1 and D2 is funding/full scholarships.
    D1 has more money. D2 has less full scholarships but has partial scholarships, depending on the college.

    JUCO, NAIA, D3 can try to subsidize or have work plans but they don't
    have the budget, and US Colleges are expensive for International students.
    So generally speaking for now these schools can be a stepping stone to bigger programs, but the competition is incredibly tough. Some JUCO, NAIA, D3 schools you do not have to take the SAT, but you must check with the specific college.

    As for these courses, as soon as you enter grade 9, you need timetabling support and some may say...you must take the academically tougher road.
    Realistically, it will be very challenging for some student-elite athletes to handle the pressures of school, basketball, and the social-emotional side of the school environment (i.e. "the fame").

    Grade 9 Year 1 - ENG1D, MPM1D, SNC1D, CGC1D, FSF1D
    Grade 10 Year 2 - ENG2D, MPM2D, SNC2D, CHC2D,
    Grade 11 Year 3 - ENG3U, MCF3M or MCR3U,
    Grade 12 Year 4 - ENG4U, EWC4U,

    I have only listed 13 of the 16 required at the end of your 4 years in high school for D1 eligibility....you would need to pass/complete 3 "specific" more courses, but you get the idea.
    I hope this helps, or at least starts a discussion with your friends, family, teachers, guidance councillors, coaches, mentors.
    I personally feel this is a large gap that needs to be filled in our basketball community. "It takes a village to raise a child"
    Good luck this season.


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    Post by acie earl 55 Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:31 pm

    Maybe this should be posted in the elementary section - so kids in grade 8 have a better idea of which courses they should be looking to take if they're looking to keep themselves eligible academically.

    This is serious business! Too many of our NCAA bound athletes who seem to disappear is quite distressing. . . .
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    bonez07
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    Post by bonez07 Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:34 pm

    EWC4U

    What course is that?
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    coachalkins
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    Post by coachalkins Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:53 pm

    EWC4U is Writer's Craft - it is counted as an additional english, there are other options, but this is a popular choice for students' who are stronger in English than Math or Science. It counts towards one of the 16 or 14 core courses, depending on if you are Clearing for D1 or D2.
    Hope that helps.
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    bonez07
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    Post by bonez07 Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:03 pm

    What other options are there? I'm taking Accounting, Adv. Functions, Calc., Economics and Business Management.
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    coachalkins
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    Post by coachalkins Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:08 pm

    Please check with your guidance councillor or coach to find out more, but from what I understand....

    Accounting, Economics and Business Management will not count towards your 16 core courses.

    You can include one additional math so if Adv Functions or Calculus is your
    4 math for D1 clearance, one of these can be used.

    The rules are very specific and there is some but not alot of flexibility
    with the optional courses. And as mentioned the 16 have to be completed
    in 4 school years, with the exception of the 5th year rule, which only lets
    you include 1 core course, so if you are taking 5 core courses in your 5th
    year and are trying to clear for D1, you would only be able to use 1 course
    and therefore would not be eligible if you were hoping to use the other 4.
    The above is a general example.
    D2 the timeline is not in play as yet.
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    MississaugaBaller
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    Post by MississaugaBaller Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:55 pm

    What are the 3 "specific" courses you didnt add on?

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