If your student wishes to compete in an NCAA sport in college, we’ve got you covered! All of the LUOA Enhanced Courses and Dual Enrollment Courses have been approved by the NCAA for Division I athletic program participation.
What is NCAA eligibility?
NCAA eligibility means that you are certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center to compete at an NCAA Division I or II school.
What does my student need to do to be eligible?
College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework.
Incoming student-athletes in Divisions I and II are subject to academic initial-eligibility standards, which take into account standardized test scores, the number of core courses taken in high school, and the grades earned in those core courses. In addition to NCAA requirements, they must also meet the unique acceptance requirements of the university they plan to attend (those requirements may exceed NCAA standards).
Division I student-athletes are also subject to progress-toward-degree rules that require them to advance toward graduation each year.*
Division II institutions hold student-athletes to the same overall standards for the institution in which the student-athlete is enrolling.*
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What are the requirements for freshmen to receive an athletics scholarship and practice at a Division I school?
To get a scholarship and practice in their first year of full-time enrollment, incoming freshmen must:
Please note: Students who meet these requirements may receive athletic scholarships and practice, but they may not compete.
What are the requirements for freshmen to receive an athletics scholarship, practice, and compete at a Division I school?
To get a scholarship, practice, and compete in their first year of full-time enrollment, incoming freshmen must meet a series of academic requirements, including:
Our program offers student-athletes the opportunity to access their courses wherever they are and interact online with their teachers with our 100% online curriculum. This makes it easier to balance growing as both a student and an athlete without having to sacrifice one for the other.
With our Enhanced Courses, students have higher levels of teacher interaction, a lower student-to-teacher ratio, and opportunities to interact with fellow classmates through discussion boards and live teacher-led sessions, providing maximum support for the student throughout the year.
Students will receive more accountability through our Enhanced Courses. Students are given a participation grade based on attendance at live teacher sessions and participation in discussion boards. Semester and final exams will be proctored by an adult. Also, once a semester, teachers will hold a conference with the parents or legal guardians of the student.
With the Enhanced Courses, due dates are enforced because students need to stay on track and be able to participate in teacher-led tutorials and live teaching sessions. Students are also notified when they are falling behind in classes (i.e., when they are 2 or more weeks behind). While there still is flexibility like our traditional K-12 classes, students are expected to complete semester classes within 22 weeks and full-year classes within 41 weeks.