At U.S Soccer Scholarships we like to keep you up to date with the latest NCAA & NAIA news. In this blog we are going to give you a little more information about how GPA’s work and what the new requirements are for NCAA colleges.
Firstly, we are often asked what the requirements for men’s soccer scholarships and women’s scholarships are. The GPA requirements for men’s soccer scholarships and women’s soccer scholarships are exactly the same. You must also remember that to obtain a soccer scholarship your GPA is just one aspect of the entry requirements, you still have to sit an ACT or SAT entrance exam on the academic side too. At U.S Soccer Scholarships we can’t stress enough just how important your academics are. When becoming a student-athlete the student part always comes first.
What does GPA mean?
GPA stands for Grade Point Average. To earn an American soccer scholarship into an NAIA college you have to meet an entry requirement of 2.0 GPA. This then has to be maintained to allow you to compete competitively. To earn an American soccer scholarship from 2016 into a NCAA college you need a 2.0 GPA to meet college requirements but must achieve a new higher level of 2.3 in order to play.
What comprises my GPA?
Your GPA is made up from your school academic qualifications including GCSE’s, A levels, BTECS and equivalents. As a guide a C grade is worth 2 points. This essentially means colleges are looking for a C grade average as a minimum but the higher the better. Upon applying with U.S Soccer Scholarships we have a GPA Calculator to work out your GPA for you to check your eligibility, so please ensure you put clearly on your application each individual course and your grade/s or predicted grade/s when applying.
We always recommend to any of our clients when even thinking about trying to get a U.S Soccer Scholarship to work as hard as possible in the classroom to get the best grades you can and fully prepare for the entrance exams whether ACT or SAT. You may be an extremely good footballer with a great football C.V. but if you don’t meet and maintain your GPA you won’t be able to play competitively. This is enforced strongly in America too and there really is no getting around it.
If you have any more questions regarding your GPA or any other entry requirements please get in touch, we are here to help.
Womens Soccer Scholarships Specialist – Mark Lawrence is contactable on firstname.lastname@example.org
Mens Soccer Scholarships Specialist is Liam Barrett contactable on email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you,
U.S Soccer Scholarships Director
U.S Soccer Scholarships Team.