April 22, 2014 - The NCAA published two new SAT/ACT sliding scales for DII initial-eligibility. The sliding scales will be used beginning with the high school class of 2018. The sliding scales are tied to core course GPA and will replace the current set minimum standards of an 820 on the SAT or 68 (sum) on the ACT. The new scales may be found on the downloads page under DII Quick Reference Guide.
January 24, 2014 - At the recent NCAA convention, DII delegates approved changes to the initial eligibility criteria for incoming college freshmen. The changes raise the initial eligibility GPA requirement to a minimum of 2.20 for qualifiers, from the current 2.0, and establishes for the first time two sliding scales for full and partial qualifier, which replaces the current system of fixed requirements for GPA and test scores. The changes begin with the high school class of 2018. Full NCAA News Release
July 3, 2013 - The NCAA released the 2013-14 edition of the Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete. The guide confirms that the existing SAT/ACT sliding scale will remain intact for the class of 2016 and beyond, with only a few minor changes below the 2.300 GPA level. Student-athletes with a core course GPA at or above 2.300 may attain Full Qualifier status by meeting or exceeding the sliding scale SAT or ACT score requirement. Those with a core course GPA between 2.00 and 2.299 may only achieve Academic Redshirt status by meeting or exceeding the sliding scale SAT or ACT score requirement.
May 2, 2013 - The NCAA DI Board of Directors voted to suspend the use of the new SAT/ACT sliding scale for the class of 2016 and beyond. The class of 2016 is still required to meet the higher minimum GPA (2.30) and complete 10 core courses prior to senior year, but will now use the current SAT/ACT sliding scale standard instead of the previously published higher scale. The sliding scale change would become official on July 1, pending a 60-day override period.