NCAA 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.

Transfer Eligibility

Student-athletes who transfer must meet certain academic benchmarks to compete during their first year.

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.

Eligibility Requirements by Sport & Semester

BASEBALL ELIGIBILITY

As a full-time college student…

 

1st Semester2nd Semester3rd Semester4th Semester5th Semester6th Semester7th Semester8th Semester9th Semester10th Semester
Be enrolled in at least 12 creditsBe enrolled in at least 12 creditsBe enrolled in at least 12 creditsBe enrolled in at least 12 creditsBe enrolled in at least 12 creditsBe enrolled in at least 12 credits.
Unless fewer than 12 credits remain in degree requirements & they are graduating this semester
Be enrolled in at least 12 credits.
Unless fewer than 12 credits remain in degree requirements & they are graduating this semester
Be enrolled in at least 12 credits.
Unless fewer than 12 credits remain in degree requirements & they are graduating this semester
Be enrolled in at least 12 credits.
Unless fewer than 12 credits remain in degree requirements & they are graduating this semester
Be enrolled in at least 12 credits.
Unless fewer than 12 credits remain in degree requirements & they are graduating this semester
Earn at least 6 creditsEarn at least 6 creditsEarn at least 6 creditsEarn a total of 18 credits over the current academic year (fall & spring)Earn a total of 18 credits over the current academic year (fall & spring)Earn a total of 18 credits applicable to designated degree/major over the current academic year (fall & spring)Earn a total of 18 credits applicable to designated degree/major over the current academic year (fall & spring)Earn a total of 18 credits applicable to designated degree/major over the current academic year (fall & spring)Earn a total of 18 credits applicable to designated degree/major over the current academic year (fall & spring)Earn a total of 18 credits applicable to designated degree/major over the current academic year (fall & spring)
Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0Declare/designate a major prior to 5th full-time semesterMaintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0Earn at least 60% of the credits required for designated degree/major, prior to 6 th full-time semesterMaintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0Earn at least 80% of the credits required for designated degree/major, prior to 9 th full-time semesterMaintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
Earn at least 40% of the credits required for designated degree/major, prior to 5th full-time semesterMaintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0

FOOTBALL ELIGIBILITY

As a full-time college student…

 

1st Semester2nd Semester3rd Semester4th Semester5th Semester6th Semester7th Semester8th Semester9th Semester10th Semester
Be enrolled in at least 12 creditsBe enrolled in at least 12 creditsBe enrolled in at least 12 creditsBe enrolled in at least 12 creditsBe enrolled in at least 12 creditsBe enrolled in at least 12 creditsBe enrolled in at least 12 credits
Unless fewer than 12 credits remain in degree requirements & they are graduating this semester
Be enrolled in at least 12 credits. Unless fewer than 12 credits remain in degree requirements & they are graduating this semesterBe enrolled in at least 12 credits. Unless fewer than 12 credits remain in degree requirements & they are graduating this semesterBe enrolled in at least 12 credits. Unless fewer than 12 credits remain in degree requirements & they are graduating this semester
Earn at least 6 credits*.
9 credits if this is a Fall semester**
Earn at least 6 credits*.
9 credits if this is a Fall semester**
Earn at least 6 credits*.
9 credits if this is a Fall semester**
Earn at least 6 creditsEarn at least 6 credits applicable to designated degree/major*
9 credits if this is a Fall semester**
Earn at least 6 credits applicable to designated degree/major*
9 credits if this is a Fall semester**
Earn at least 6 credits applicable to designated degree/major* (or all remaining credits needed to graduate).
9 credits if this is a Fall semester**
Earn at least 6 credits applicable to designated degree/major* (or all remaining credits needed to graduate).
9 credits if this is a Fall semester**
Earn at least 6 credits applicable to designated degree/major* (or all remaining credits needed to graduate).
9 credits if this is a Fall semester**
Earn at least 6 credits applicable to designated degree/major* (or all remaining credits needed to graduate)
• 9 credits if this is a Fall semester**
Earn a total of 18 credits in first two full-time semestersEarn a total of 18 credits over the current academic year (fall & spring)Earn a total of 18 credits over the current academic year (fall & spring)Earn a total of 18 credits applicable to designated degree/major over the current academic year (fall & spring)Earn a total of 18 credits applicable to designated degree/major over the current academic year (fall & spring)Earn a total of 18 credits applicable to designated degree/major over the current academic year (fall & spring)Earn a total of 18 credits applicable to designated degree/major over the current academic year (fall & spring)Earn a total of 18 credits applicable to designated degree/major over the current academic year (fall & spring)
Earn at least 24 credits prior to 3rd full-time semester
• May include credits earned over summer
Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0Declare/designate a major prior to 5th full-time semesterEarn at least 40% of the credits Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0Earn at least 60% of the credits required for designated degree/major, prior to 6th full-time semesterMaintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0Earn a total of 18 credits applicable to designated degree/major over the current academic year (fall & spring)Earn a total of 18 credits applicable to designated degree/major over the current academic year (fall & spring)
Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0Earn at least 40% of the credits required for designated degree/major, prior to 5th full-time semesterMaintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0Earn at least 80% of the credits required for designated degree/major, prior to 9th full-time semesterMaintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0

 

* To be eligible to compete in a postseason competition between regular terms (between the Fall and Spring semesters), a student-athlete must have satisfactorily completed at least six (6) credits during the the Fall semester immediately preceding the postseason competition.

**Football student-athletes who earn at least 6 degree-applicable credits in the Fall semester yet fail to earn 9 degree-applicable credits will be ineligible to compete in the first four (4) contests of the following season. Student-athletes have a one-time exception in their 5-years of eligibility to regain full eligibility for the following season by completing 27 degree-applicable semester credits prior to the start of the next Fall semester. If a student-athlete earns at least 6 degree-applicable credits in a Fall semester yet fails to earn 9 degree-applicable credits for the second time (after using the one-time exemption mentioned above), then the student-athlete will be ineligible to compete in the first four (4) contests of the following season. However, this student-athlete can regain eligibility for the third and fourth games of the following season by completing at least 27 degree-applicable semester credits prior to the start of the next Fall semester. After a student-athlete uses the one-time exemption, he will miss the first two games of the following season regardless of how many degree-applicable semester credits are earned before the next Fall semester.

CO-ED SAILING, WOMEN’S SAILING, & CHEERLEADING ELIGIBILITY

As a full-time college student…

 

1st Semester2nd-6th Semesters7th-9th Semesters10th Semester
Be enrolled in at least 12 creditsBe enrolled in at least 12 creditsBe enrolled in at least 12 credits. Unless fewer than 12 credits remain in degree requirements & they are graduating this semesterBe enrolled in at least 12 credits. Unless fewer than 12 credits remain in degree requirements & they are graduating this semester
Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0

ALL OTHER SPORTS ELIGIBILITY

As a full-time college student…

1st Semester2nd Semester3rd Semester4th Semester5th Semester6th Semester7th Semester8th Semester9th Semester10th Semester
Earn at least 6 creditsEarn at least 6 creditsEarn at least 6 creditsEarn at least 6 creditsEarn at least 6 credits applicable to designated degree/majorEarn at least 6 credits applicable to designated degree/majorEarn at least 6 credits applicable to designated degree/major (or all remaining credits needed to graduate)Earn at least 6 credits applicable to designated degree/major (or all remaining credits needed to graduate)Earn at least 6 credits applicable to designated degree/major (or all remaining credits needed to graduate)Earn at least 6 credits applicable to designated degree/major (or all remaining credits needed to graduate)
Be enrolled in at least 12 creditsBe enrolled in at least 12 creditsBe enrolled in at least 12 creditsBe enrolled in at least 12 creditsBe enrolled in at least 12 creditsEarn a total of 18 credits applicable Be enrolled in at least 12 creditsEarn a total of 18 credits applicable Be enrolled in at least 12 credits.
Unless fewer than 12 credits remain in degree requirements & they are graduating this semester
Be enrolled in at least 12 credits.
Unless fewer than 12 credits remain in degree requirements & they are graduating this semester
Be enrolled in at least 12 credits.
Unless fewer than 12 credits remain in degree requirements & they are graduating this semester
Be enrolled in at least 12 credits. Unless fewer than 12 credits remain in degree requirements & they are graduating this semester
Earn a total of 18 credits in first two full-time semestersEarn a total of 18 credits over the current academic year (fall & spring)Earn a total of 18 credits over the current academic year (fall & spring)Earn a total of 18 credits applicable to designated degree/major over the current academic year (fall & spring)Earn a total of 18 credits applicable to designated degree/major over the current academic year (fall & spring)Earn a total of 18 credits applicable to designated degree/major over the current academic year (fall & spring)Earn a total of 18 credits applicable to designated degree/major over the current academic year (fall & spring)Earn a total of 18 credits applicable to designated degree/major over the current academic year (fall & spring)
Earn at least 24 credits prior to 3rd full-time semester.
May include credits earned over summer
Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0Declare/designate a major prior to 5th full-time semesterMaintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0Earn at least 60% of the credits required for designated degree/major, prior to 6th full-time semesterMaintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0Earn at least 80% of the credits required for designated degree/major, prior to 9th full-time semesterMaintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 Earn at least 40% of the credits required for designated degree/major, prior to 5th full-time semesterMaintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0

Eligibility Info