Unformatted text preview: Respectfully, the NCAA Clearinghouse standards for freshman have not been of any assistance to increases in graduation rates. Those students who don’t participate in athletics, must qualify and compete with other students in order to gain admission to their particular institutions. For the fall 2008 admitted class at North Carolina State University, the average SAT score was 1208, and the percent of students in the top 10% of their high school class was 49.2%. 2 This figure is in strong contrast to the minimum for special admissions for NCAA athletes. In order to increase the percentage of NCAA student-athletes that graduate, eligibility criteria must parallel that of any other student. By abolishing the Clearinghouse requisites, prospective athletes will exemplify the “student” in student-athlete well before they step foot onto a college institution. 1 https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/hs/d1_standards.pdf 2 Source: Tommy Griffin, Director of Undergraduate Admissions...
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- Spring '08
- NCAA, new eligibility standards