NCAA now will count CS towards eligibility

August 12, 2013 at 1:58 am 1 comment

The NCAA has now revised their eligibility criteria, in favor of computer science: http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/CoreCourseInfo/Common_Core_Course_Questions/engage.html.  The NCAA does an audit of an athlete’s high school classes, to decide if they really did complete a high school degree (e.g., rather than four years of gym all day every day).  Computer science did not used to count.  Under the new criteria, computer science can count if the state recognizes it as counting.  This is a win, and as I understand it, this is due to the efforts of Hadi Partovi and Code.org.

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  • 1. Alfred Thompson  |  August 12, 2013 at 10:56 am

    A step in the right direction for sure. One day I hope it will be other courses besides the AP course that count for graduation though. I can’t think of another subject where only the AP course counts towards graduation.

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