Academic Eligibility

The NCAA has many rules and regulations that pertain to academics. SAAS advisors continually monitor students’ progress toward their degree and educate students about the NCAA and Conference rules that may impact their eligibility.

Initial Eligibility

Prospective student-athletes who would like to participate in Division I athletics must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center and meet academic requirements while still in high school. Beginning in 2016, the academic standards are changing, and prospective student-athletes will need to meet the new requirements to compete during their first year.

Incoming Transfer Eligibility

Student-athletes who attend a two-year school must meet certain academic benchmarks to compete during their first year at the four-year school.

Continuing Eligibility

Student-athletes at a Division I school must meet specific academic benchmarks, called progress-toward-degree requirements, to continue competing. The progress-toward-degree requirements guide student-athletes toward graduation. The standards ensure student-athletes take the appropriate steps to earn their degree and include everything from grade-point average to term-by-term and annual credit hour requirements.

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