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college_acornMany former Acorns have continued their talents in college upon graduation, using their strong Live Oak roots to springboard their athletic careers.  It is estimated that over 6.5 million student-athletes participated in high school athletics last school year.  Of that 6.5 million, fewer than 2 percent moved on to the next level of competition.  Student-athletes must be aware of the dedication and talent level needed to compete at the collegiate level.

Student-athletes who are interested in competing athletically at the collegiate level should meet with their counselors as early as possible to discuss NCAA requirements for participation.


 

College Recruiting

CCS (Central Coast Section) has set up provides a web site for college sports.  Got to Cbound to set up your free account.

Division I or Division II Athletics

Student-athletes planning to enroll as college freshmen who want to participate in Division I or Division II athletics must be certified by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse.  Division III schools do not require students to be certified.  To begin the certification process, a student must obtain a NCAA Clearinghouse Form from the Counseling Department.  The student must send this form, as well as the required fee, to the Clearinghouse (recommended after completion of junior year).  Once requested, an official student transcript will be mailed from the counseling office.  In addition, when registering for the SAT or ACT, the student must request that scores be sent to the Clearinghouse.

 

To be certified by the Clearinghouse, a student must:

  • Graduate from high school
  • Earn a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) in CORE curriculum of at least 14 academic courses completed during grades 9-12.  Only courses that meet the NCAA requirements of a core course will be considered.
  • Earn a sum of sub-scores of at least 68 on the ACT or a combined score of at least 820 on the re-centered SAT.

Students and parents seeking answers regarding initial-eligibility may call 1-800-638-3731 or go to the NCAA Website.

Community College Athletics

Community college is another option for student-athletes who want to continue their athletic pursuits.  There are several community colleges in our area that offer topnotch athletic programs.  There is no athletic financial aid granted in the California Community College system nor are there eligibility requirements for athletes entering community colleges.