Why E4

What does ‘E4’ Stand For?

Our name says it all…



E4 educates our clients on the academic requirements and the recruiting process.


E4 evaluates your transcript(s) and high school(s) Approved Core Course List.


E4’s process is proven to lead student-athlete’s on a path to academic eligibility.


Attention to detail and 20+ years of experience provides excellent results for our E4 clients.

Why was E4 Consultants created?

Helping bridge the gap between schools and student athletes…

We discovered an unfortunate trend of technicalities that misrepresents athletes to the NCAA. There is a huge lack of knowledge on the requirements that exists in this process. Support systems for players to prevent this are often non-existent, and the rules are always changing.

Combine all of these factors together and you have a dangerous path! We want to clear the way with our Path 2 Play services.

Why should you partner with E4 Consultants?

Don’t find yourself ineligible because of a technicality.

The most difficult academic standards ever have been established by the NCAA. The process to make sure you’re eligible can be extremely confusing, especially if you don’t know what to look for. Our experience and attention to detail has helped student athletes avoid ineligibility status by correcting the errors that would otherwise keep them from playing at the collegiate level.

Guidance Counselors…

Why it’s not a good idea to rely solely on guidance counselors, and the reson you should take a more active role.

Guidance counselors have many responsibilities in the school. Often, the specific requirements for academic NCAA eligibility are not updated to be synchronized with course updates, grading scales, and curriculum adjustments. This can result in a player becoming ineligible for collegiate play, unless action is taken to correct the NCAA system with the school records.

There are holes in the athlete’s NCAA support system.

Not only is there an overall lack of knowledge on the standards, but there are many clerical errors that occur in this process. Together these deficiencies create a dangerous path for student athletes and families.The athlete, parent, and high school coach have little access to know if the course data between the school and the NCAA are correct. The guidance counselor is in a position to know, but they are also responsible for so many other school related activities, it’s something that can be overlooked, possibly resulting in costing the player the ability to play in college.

Other Guidance Counselor School Responsibilities…

  • Class Scheduling
  • College Planning
  • Career Planning
  • State Testing
  • Assessing goals
  • Assessing interests
  • Social life
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Organizational skills
  • Time management
  • Study habits
  • Bullying
  • Social media bullying
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Drug abuse
  • Neglect or abuse
  • Reporting neglect
  • Referring support
  • Collaborating

Example Conversations

Names have been blocked to protect privacy…

On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 1:57 PM David Beckley wrote:
Good afternoon! This is David Beckley with E4 Consultants. I hope all is well. I know you are happy summer is here!

Couple of questions?

#1) When kids take the Dual Credit classes…I see a lot of athletes are taking HIST 201 U.S. Dual Credit and HIST 202 U.S. Dual Credit, also HIST 101 Western Civ Dual Credit and HIST 102 Western Civ Dual Credit…are those classes being taught by college professors? Are they being taught off campus? Or, are they being taught by your high school professors on campus?

Just need to know if they need to be added to [high school’s] NCAA Approved Core Course List or not?

Here is the rule:

College Courses, Dual-Enrollment Courses and Dual-Credit Courses

College courses may be used to satisfy core-curriculum requirements if the courses are awarded a grade and credit by the high school for any student and meet all other requirements for core courses. College courses must be placed on the student’s high school transcript with clarification of college completion. Courses completed at a college should not be submitted for your high school’s list of NCAA courses. Dual-enrollment courses that meet core-course requirements and are taught by your high school instructors should be submitted for inclusion on your school’s core-course list.

#2). Can you or have you ever submitted Ancient History to the NCAA Eligibility Center and see if it is an approved course? It is not on the NCAA Approved Core Course list, but it is also NOT listed as archived or denied. They may accept that course. I know a bunch of athletes have taken that course.

Thanks! Please let me know what you think as soon as possible.

On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 8:39 PM [school guidance counselor] wrote:

All four classes are taught on campus, but by college professors sent by Trident Technical College.

I thought Ancient History had been added. We certainly need to submit that documentation. It should be an easy approve!

Eligibility Requirements

This process is complex. Let us guide you.

16 Approved Core Courses

These are the course types you must have taken to be eligible.

English (4)
Math (3)
Science (2)
Add E/M/S (1)
Social Science (2)
Additional (4)

10/7 Progression

How the 10/7 Progression works

Ten of the 16 core courses must be completed before the seventh semester (senior year) of high school and at least seven of these 10 core courses must be in English, math, or science.

NCAA & NAIA Requirements

Division 1 (2.3)
The minimum GPA you can have and still be NCAA eligible for Division I level is a 2.3 core GPA.

Division 2 (2.2)
You will need a 2.2 core GPA to be eligible at the Division II level.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), are two separate governing bodies of college athletics. For the NAIA, you’ll need to meet 2 out of the 3 requirements (GPA, Test Score, Rank).

Other Important Requirements Information

Division 1

  • Early Qualifier
  • Qualifier
  • Academic Redshirt
  • Non-Qualifier


Division 2

  • Early Qualifier
  • Qualifier
  • Partial Qualifier

Common Mistakes

Don’t find yourself ineligible because of a technicality.

We routinely find and fix errors made by the high school. Mistakes that could lead to your son or daughter having to drop down a level or two in competition or wrongly diagnosed as a non-qualifier with the NCAA Eligibility Center.

  • Grading Scale
  • AP/Honors
  • Core Courses
  • Credit Hours
  • +More

Legal Liability

Schools can be legally liable if they do not keep their records up to date.

Don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at these precedent-setting cases. View Here.

Make sure your player doesn’t miss out!

Players all too often find out too late that a mistake was made and they are not eligible for college play. Don’t make the same mistake.
Buy a consultation to make sure you’re on track.

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