For each year of full-time enrolment, student-athletes must have completed a certain percentage of credits towards graduation. Student-athletes entering their third (fifth semester) year of enrolment must have completed 40% of their course requirements to earn a degree, 60% for those entering their fourth year (seventh semester), and 80% for those entering fifth year 56 (ninth semester). Credit hours obtained during intercession and summer conditions can also be used to meet this requirement. To meet these requirements, student-athletes must specify a program of study leading to a specific high school diploma (i.e., major) to determine the percentage of degree obtained. Student-athletes have five years to graduate from university while receiving sport financial support. All Division I student-athletes must accumulate at least six credit hours per semester to be eligible for the following semester and must meet the minimum GPA requirements related to an institution`s GPA standards for graduation. To remain eligible in Division I, student-athletes must complete 40% of the courses required to graduate before the end of their second year of college. They must complete 60% by the end of their third year and 80% by the end of their fourth year. Student-athletes are eligible to receive sport assistance after their fifth year of registration. The five-year window is best tied to competitive seasons.

If a student-athlete registers as an academic redshirt because they do not meet the minimum requirements for competition, they may receive athletics assistance during the first year of registration and practice during the first regular academic semester, but they cannot participate in the first year of registration. At the end of the first semester, the student-athlete must successfully complete his studies in order to continue training for the rest of the year. NCAA certification is based on a student-athlete`s major. The second major is only used to determine eligibility when a student-athlete is not eligible due to their major major. When certifying a student-athlete who has declared two majors in the same degree program, the institution may, but is not required to, include course requirements for both majors to calculate the percentage of diploma, provided that the student-athlete is permitted to graduate without completing both majors. If a student-athlete is not eligible due to the major major alone and the second major alone, the majors may be combined if they are in the same degree program (BA, BS, etc.) and the total number of hours required to complete the program is increased and used to determine NCAA eligibility. When certifying the progression requirements of a student-athlete who has declared two majors in the same degree program, the institution may, but is not required to, include course requirements for both majors to calculate the percentage of degree (i.e., increase the number of credit hours in the denominator, provided that the student-athlete is allowed to graduate without having completed both majors (i.e., after completing one or other major). If an institution chooses to include only the requirements for graduation from one of the majors in the calculation of the degree percentage, the institution only has to count the credits applicable to that major to determine whether it must meet the credit hour requirements. Finally, if an institution considers course requirements for both majors when calculating the percentage of completion (i.e. increases the number of credit hours in the denominator), credits earned for both majors can be used to meet credit hour requirements.

Student-athletes must meet various university and NCAA admission requirements. The above information is not included as a reservation of NCAA, Mountain West, or institutional rules and regulations regarding academic eligibility, but lists the general eligibility standards to which each party adheres. It may be possible to be exempted from academic eligibility if certain qualification criteria are not met. For specific requirements (depending on where you are in your academic career) and for information on academic fitness rules and regulations, please contact your Academic Aptitude Specialist at Student Athlete Academic Services. As the academic aptitude certification agent, the university registrar is responsible for approving and signing the declaration of eligibility to certify that student-athletes meet all academic requirements of the institution and the NCAA to be eligible. Before issuing a „declaration of eligibility“, the Compliance Office verifies that all other eligibility requirements for each student-athlete have been met (e.g. consent form for drug testing, amateur certification, etc.). Statements of eligibility are distributed by the Compliance Office to other entities in the Department of Sport to ensure that all appropriate individuals (e.g., sports medicine, strength and conditioning, coaches, etc.) know who is eligible for training and/or competition and who is not. To maintain eligibility for competition and athletic financial support, each student-athlete must meet several institutional, conference and NCAA requirements.

In general, student-athletes must: To meet the minimum requirements for Division I competition, prospective student-athletes enrolling at the college must: What are the Division I GPA requirements to remain eligible? Aside from rare and extenuating circumstances, students have eight semesters of full-time enrollment to meet study requirements. Students who require an additional semester must complete and submit a complaint form for an additional semester through the Student Advisory Service website explaining why they cannot graduate in eight semesters. A consultant from the Diploma Division confirms their outstanding degree requirements, and the Assistant Dean compares their files to their testimony and makes a decision. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions makes all decisions about whether a student`s courses can be transferred to UNC.