Subsequent to a student's freshman year in University, NCAA continuing eligiblity regulations go into effect. To be eligible to compete, a student-athlete must be enrolled in at least a full-time program of studies (not less than 12 semester hours); be considered in good academic standing; and maintain satisfactory progress towards a baccalaureate degree. During the first two years of collegiate enrollment, a student-athlete may make progress toward any degree at the University. Beginning with the student-athlete's fifth semester, progress must be made toward a designated degree program.
Eligibility for competition subsequent to the student-athlete's first academic year in residence or after the student-athlete has utilized one season of eligibility in any sport at the University will be determined at the beginning of the fall semester based upon (a) satisfactory completion of at least 12 semester hours during each of the previoius academic term or terms in which the student-athlete has been enrolled, or (b) satisfactory completion of 24 hours of academic credit since the beginning of the previous fall term. In addition, 75% of the hours used to meet the satisfactory progress rule must be earned during the regular academic year. No more than 25% of these hours can be earned during the summer session term. In addition, all student-athletes must earn at least 6 credits per term. If a student-athlete earns less than six credits in a particular term, he or she is ineligible for athletics participation the following semester.
A student-athlete must be in considered in good academic standing according to standards established by the institution.A student-athlete's eligibility under the satisfactory progress rule will be determined on the basis of the student's academic record at the beginning of the Fall term. If a student-athlete is ineligible at this time, eligibility can be reevaluated at the beginning of the next term, based upon the student's completion of the necessary credit hours. Certification can then be determined at the beginning of the next academic semester. Student-athletes must formally declare their major prior to the The fulfillment of the credit hour requirement for a student-athlete to be eligible for competition based on the satisfactory completion of the following:
* 24 semester hours of credit before the student-athlete's second year of collegiate enrollment
* 18 of these credits must be earned during the regular academic year
* A student-athlete must earn at least six hours per term. Student-athletes failing to do this will automatically be ineligible in the subsequent semester
Student-athletes who do not meet these minimums render themselves ineligible.
In addition, the minimum percentage of degree requirements a student-athlete must satisfy to be eligible for competition is: 40% of the degree completed prior to the student-athlete's third year of enrollment; 60% of the degree completed prior to the student-athlete's fourth year of enrollment; and 80% of the degree completed prior to the student-athlete's fifth year of enrollment.
The following minimum grade point averages must be earned for a student-athlete to be eligible:
1. Student-athletes entering their second year of collegiate enrollment must have at least a 1.8 cumulative grade point average.
2. Student-athletes entering their third year of collegiate enrollment must have at least a 1.9 cumulative grade point average.
3. Student-athletes entering their fourth or subsequent year of collegiate enrollment must have at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
Grade point averages of all student-athletes must be checked each semester. Student-athletes who do not meet these minimums prior to the start of each term render themselves ineligible.