Academics
NCAA Academic Rules and Regulations

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Full Time Enrollment Requirement: You must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester in order to participate in either practice or competition.

12/24 Hour Requirement: You must pass a minimum of 24 hours of acceptable credit toward a degree during the previous academic year or two semesters immediately preceding competition OR pass an average of 12 hours per term of enrollment. The 12/24 hour requirement is applicable to the following student-athletes:

  • Mid-year transfer enrollees.
  • Student-athletes who have utilized on season of competition at any school.
  • Student-athletes who are beginning their second year of enrollment.

75/25 Requirement: You must earn at least 75% of the minimum number of hours required for satisfactory progress (i.e. 24 hours) during the regular academic year. A maximum of 25% may be earned during summer terms. It is permissible for you to bank credit hours during the regular academic year and utilize such hours in meeting the 75% requirement in subsequent years.

Example: To be eligible entering your sophomore year, you must have passed 24 hours during your freshman year. Of these 24 hours, 18 (75%) must have been earned during the Fall and Spring semesters of your freshman year. A maximum of 6 hours of the 24 (25%) could be earned during the summer terms following your freshman year.

Declaration of Degree Requirement: You must officially declare a degree program by the start of your 5th semester (3rd year) of enrollment. Once you have declared a degree program, all course work taken thereafter should be applicable to that degree program.

25/50/75 Requirement: You are required to successfully complete a minimum proportion of the total hours required for you degree by the start of designated semesters in order to be eligible for competition. These requirements are as follows:

  • Student-athlete entering his or her 5th semester (3rd year) of enrollment- must have satisfactorily completed at least 25% of the total number of hours required for your degree.
  • Student-athlete entering his or her 7th semester (4th year) of enrollment- must have satisfactorily completed at least 50% of the total number of hours required for your degree.
  • Student-athlete entering his or her 9th semester (5th year) of enrollment- must have satisfactorily completed at least 75% of the total number of hours required for your degree.

90/95 Requirements: You must successfully meet a minimum proportion of the required grade-point average for graduation bye the start of designated semesters in order to be eligible for competition. These requirements are as follows:

  • Student-athlete entering his or her 5th semester (3rd year) of enrollment- must present a minimum cumulative grade-point average equal to 90% of the grade-point average required for graduation.
  • Student-athlete entering his or her 7th semester (5th year) of enrollment- must present a minimum cumulative grade-point average equal to 90 % of the grade-point average required for graduation.

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