To participate in college athletics in their freshman year, the NCAA requires that students meet three criteria: having graduated from high school, be completing the minimum required academic courses, and having qualifying grade-point average (GPA) and SAT or ACT scores.
You must achieve five or more different academic subject passes at GCSE grades A-E or Scottish Standard grades 1-7 including Maths, English, Science and Social Studies (History, Geography etc.) with an overall average of grade C or 3. The NCAA applies a sliding scale for the minimum SAT scores that are required for acceptance to NCAA Division I colleges. This will depend on your average academic grade. The higher your average academic grade is, the lower the minimum SAT score required.
To meet the requirements for grade point average and SAT scores, the lowest possible GPA a student may be eligible with is a 1.70, as long as they have an SAT score of 1400 (sliding scale). The lowest SAT scores a student may be eligible with is 700 as long as they have a GPA of 2.500.