This path is designed for students wanting to play college sports and meet eligibility for NCAA Athletic Scholarships.

The NCAA has approved HomeLife Academy students for individual assessments for the NCAA scholarships, and we have had several students receive NCAA scholarships. 

HomeLife Academy is also a registered school with the NAIA and we have several students each year receive NAIA scholarships. For more information, click here to access the NAIA Eligibility Center.

 


 

CRITICAL INFORMATION:

NCAA will NOT accept any courses from an umbrella school that has not been cleared by NCAA. If your student has transferred to HLA from another umbrella school, please click here and choose “list of NCAA courses” from the top of the page. You can search by the name of the school, the CEEB code, or by city and state. You can then check on the status of the umbrella school with NCAA.

IMPORTANT: 

  • When registering with the NCAA Eligibility Center,  courses taken while enrolled with HLA are NOT considered “Homeschool” since HLA is an approved high school. You will answer NO when asked if your student has taken any homeschool courses. Then select your school (Home Life Academy) as your school (CEEB code 431-423). HLA will need to submit official transcripts for your student through our High School Portal.
  • Please select the NCAA Path in Applecore and email Crystal. If your student is applying for the NCAA scholarship we need to know as early as ninth or tenth grades, so that we can provide you the best information regarding courses, descriptions, and transcripts most likely to be accepted by NCAA.
  • Please make sure the courses you select are college prep and high school only courses – others will not be accepted. To date, the only courses we are aware of that NCAA has not accepted are Rosetta Stone foreign language (unless supplemented with a grammar/sentence structure workbook), Forensic Science, and Apologia Physical Science (other Apologia courses are fine, but Physical Science is listed as recommended for 8th grade).
  • Core course worksheets are submitted at the end of 11th grade. Enter a request in Request Manger for HLA to upload a transcript through our NCAA high school portal.
  • For additional NCAA information see the Home School ToolKit – Please note that there is a section on Umbrella Schools, and that the term “homeschoolers” generally refers to independent homeschoolers, not those enrolled with umbrella schools.”
  • If you have any questions, please e-mail Crystal.

NCAA students will need to follow the College 4 Path for course recommendations (see chart below). You can find the planning sheets and checklists on the College4 page.

 


 

However, NCAA has some specific requirements/guidelines that you must follow. See below:

Div. I – FULL QUALIFIER

• Complete 16 core courses.

• Ten of the 16 core courses must be completed before the seventh semester (senior year) of high school.

• Seven of the 10 core courses must be in English, math or natural/physical science.

• Earn a core-course GPA of at least 2.300.

• Earn an SAT combined score or ACT sum score matching the core-course GPA on the Division I Full qualifier sliding scale.

• Graduate high school.

Div. I Core-Course Requirements:

Complete 16 core courses in the following areas:

ENGLISH 4 years required.

MATH (Algebra I or higher) 3 years required.

NATURAL/ PHYSICAL SCIENCE (Including one year of lab, if offered) 2 years required.

SOCIAL SCIENCE 2 years required.

ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC COURSES (Any area listed above, foreign language, or comparative religion/philosophy) 4 years required.

ADDITIONAL YEAR IN (English, math or natural/physical science) 1 year required.

 

Div. II – FULL QUALIFIER

• Complete 16 core courses.

• Earn a core-course GPA of at least 2.200.

• Earn an SAT combined score or ACT sum score matching the core-course GPA on the Division II full qualifier sliding scale

• Graduate high school.

Div. II Core-Course Requirements:

Complete 16 core courses in the following areas:

ENGLISH 3 years required

MATH (Algebra I or higher) 2 years required.

NATURAL/ PHYSICAL SCIENCE (Including one year of lab, if offered) 2 years required.

SOCIAL SCIENCE 2 years required.

ADDITIONAL COURSES (Any area listed above, foreign language, or comparative religion/philosophy) 4 years required.

ADDITIONAL YEARS IN (English, math or natural/physical science) 3 years required.

If the student will be a 5th year senior, none of the credits taken in the 5th year will count toward the 16 required core courses. NCAA does accept some early credit taken in the 8th grade for core courses only (HLA recommends no more than 3).

 


 

NCAA Athletes need to follow the College4 Path for Graduation Requirements.