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There are different requirements for different Athletics Organisations. Generally if a student achieves or is likely to achieve the NCAA Requirements they will be admitted into an NAIA Sponsored College.

Junior Colleges generally require a little less academic excellence however all look for good English and Maths standard from the SAT.

The NCAA Initial-Eligibility core course requirements for Australian students are satisfied by the following standards: 

Please note the NCAA has not yet caught up with recent changes to assessment in some States. Professional guidance through this aspect of getting to the USA is well worth while.

Australian Capital Territory - ACT Year 12 Certificate and ACT Secondary College record if all four core subject areas (English, Mathematics, Science & Social Studies) are represented with an overall grade-point average of 3.0 to 3.5 or higher on an A-E (A high) scale by assigning the letter grades with the following numerical values: A (5), B (4), C (3), D (2), E (1).  "T" course only.

New South Wales - Higher School Certificate (HSC) and Record of Achievement from Years 11 and 12 if all four core subject areas (English, Mathematics, Science & Social Studies) are each represented by at least two units and show an overall average of 50 to 56 percent or higher in the Examination Mark column on the HSC.

Northern Territory - South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) (Northern Territory) and Record of Achievement with at least 22 units if all four core subject areas (English, Mathematics, Science & Social Studies) are represented and show an overall grade-point average of 3.0 to 3.5 or higher on an A-E (A high) scale by assigning the letter grades with the following numerical values: A (5), B (4), C (3), D (2), E (1); or at least 11 to 12 or higher on a 20-0 (20 high) scale.  "Accredited course" only.

Queensland - Senior Certificate if all four core subject areas (English, Mathematics, Science & Social Studies) are represented with an overall grade point average of 3.0 to 3.5 or higher by assigning the following grades with numerical values: Very High Achievement (5), High Achievement (4), Sound Achievement (3), Limited Achievement (2), Very Limited Achievement (1).  "Board Subjects" only.  Note: "Board Registered Subjects" are not countable.

South Australia - South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and Record of Achievement if all four core subject areas (English, Mathematics, Science & Social Studies) are represented and show an overall grade-point average of 3.0 to 3.5 or higher on an A-E (A high) scale by assigning the letter grades with the following numerical values: A (5), B (4), C (3), D (2), E (1); or at least 11 to 12 or higher on a 20-0 (20 high) scale.  "Accredited course" only.

Tasmania - Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) and Statement of Marks if all four core subject areas (English, Mathematics, Science & Social Studies) are represented by Group C TCE subjects or Level III subjects and show an overall grade-point average for TCE subjects of 1 to 5 or higher on the following scale:

                OA        Outstanding Achievement     17-20

                HA        High Achievement                     9-16

                SA        Satisfactory Achievement     1-8

Victoria - Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Statement of Results for Years 11 and 12 if all four core subject areas (English, Mathematics, Science & Social Studies) are represented with at least two units in each core area and show an overall grade-point average on the Common Assessment Tasks (CATS) of 5.0 to 6.0 or higher on the following scale: A (10-9), B (8-7), C (6-5), D (4-3).  Grades of E and UG are failing grades and are, therefore, unacceptable.  Note: The four semesters that make up Years 11 and 12 on the VCE are numbered consecutively so that semesters 1-2 represent grade 11 and semesters 3-4 represent grade 12.  One unit is given per semester in each course.

Western Australia - Western Australia Certification of Education (CSE) with the notation, "This student has met the requirements for Secondary Graduation," if all four core subject areas (English, Mathematics, Science & Social Studies) are represented by "Accredited course" only and reflect an overall grade-point average of 2.0 to 2.5 or higher on an A-E (A high) scale by assigning the letter grades with the following numerical values: A (4), B (3), C (2), D (1), E (0).