NCAA Eligibility and Online Courses

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How does the NCAA craft rules and regulations for online courses? This Leadership webinar reveals updated NCAA eligibility standards going into effect for students entering Division I colleges or universities in Fall 2016. Primary changes include the following:

  • Increased minimum core-course GPA
  • Changes to a “sliding scale” feature
  • Requirements for students to earn 10 of 16 core courses prior to the start of their seventh semesters.

View this webinar for more information regarding these updates as well as an overview of NCAA rules related to online courses.



Nick Sproull


iNACOL, NCAA Eligibility Center

Date Published

September 2012




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