NCAA Division I Sliding Scale and the new SAT Test Format

Friday, February 5 is the regular registration deadline for the next SAT test, which will be the first test in the new SAT format.

For the purposes of the NCAA Division I sliding scale, you may already know that it’s possible to combine the subscores from different test dates to achieve a score that will make you a Division I Qualifier.  (For example, the verbal score from the October 3 SAT test could be combined with the math score from the November 7 SAT test for your NCAA Qualifier score.)

However, with the implementation of the new SAT test format starting, it will NOT be possible to combine a section score from the previous SAT format (taken prior to March 2016) with a score from the new redesigned test format.  Only section scores from the same version of the test will be able to be combined for the purpose of NCAA eligibility.

If you have questions about qualifying test scores, or other aspects of the NCAA freshman eligibility requirements, contact us at, or 913-766-1235.

About Rick Allen

25+ years NCAA Rules Expertise, including Director of Compliance at 2 major DI schools

Former President of National Association for Athletic Compliance (NAAC)

Conducts compliance reviews and audits at NCAA Schools throughout the U.S.

Consulted with NAIA schools transitioning to NCAA membership status

Dad of a DI & DII student-athlete

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