Starting with the Class of 2016 (high school freshmen), the changes are as follows;Division I•An athlete must finish 10 core classes before his/her senior year. Seven of the 10 courses must be successfully completed in English, math and science. See below for the definition of a core class.•Athletes must have a minimum GPA of 2.3, up from 2.0.•You can be an academic redshirt your freshman with a 2.0 GPA. You will only be able to practice with the team the first semester.•Minimum GPA for junior college transfers increased to 2.5, up from 2.3.For Division II, you have to have a minimum GPA of 2.0.Along with GPA's, the NCAA takes into account your SAT and ACT scores as well. Here's how the NCAA incorporates standardize tests:•Division I uses a sliding scale to match test scores and core grade-point averages (GPA).•Division II requires a minimum SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68.•The SAT score used for NCAA purposes includes only the critical reading and math sections. The writing section of the SAT is not used.•The ACT score used for NCAA purposes is a sum of the following four sections: English, mathematics, reading and science.For complete NEW NCAA Division I initial academic eligibility, CLICK HERE.