NCAA Eligibility for Student Athletes

For college-bound student athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school, Pearson Online Academy offers many NCAA-approved core high school courses. Students should work closely with a school counselor, referencing the NCAA-approved courses listed below and considering graduation requirements when planning their schedules. Students seeking NCAA eligibility must complete course work consistently and discuss course progress with teachers, during at a minimum of four checkpoints throughout the course.

In addition to taking approved courses, student athletes will need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework.

Pearson Online Academy’s NCAA-approved courses include:


English 9
English 10
English 11
English 12
Honors English 9
Honors English 10
Honors English 11
Honors English 12
Speech and Debate
AP English Language & Composition
AP English Literature & Composition

American Government (year-long)
Geography and Society
Honors American Government
Honors US History
Honors World History
US History
World Geography
World History
AP Human Geography
AP Macroeconomics
AP Microeconomics
AP Psychology
AP US Government
AP US History

Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Honors Algebra 1
Honors Algebra 2
Honors Geometry
Honors Precalculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistics

An asterisk (*) denotes a course with a lab requirement.
Earth Science*
Earth Space Science*
Environmental Science*
Honors Biology*
Honors Chemistry*
Honors Earth Science*
Honors Earth Space Science*
Honors Marine Science
Honors Physical Science*
Marine Science
Physical Science*
AP Biology*
AP Environmental Science*

Chinese I
Chinese II
Chinese III
French I
French II
French III
French IV
German I
German II
German III
Japanese I
Japanese II
Latin I
Latin II
Latin III
Sign Language I
Sign Language II
Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III
Spanish IV
AP Spanish Language