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Athletic Eligibility Requirements

The Director of Athletics is responsible for our compliance of NJCAA rules of eligibility. All questions regarding eligibility should run through the Director of Athletics.

Eligibility Rules Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Must I be a full-time student during the season?

A: Students must maintain full-time status during the season of the sport(s) in which

they have chosen to participate (full-time status being 12 credit hours or more).

Q: What determines my eligibility after my initial full-time enrollment?

A: Eligibility is determined prior to the last official date to register for the term as

published in the college catalog. At that time, the student must have:

  1. Prior to the fifteenth calendar day from the beginning date of the term for the second full-time semester, as published in the college catalog, a student-ath­lete must have passed 12 semester hours with a 1.75 GPA or higher.
  2. Prior to the fifteenth calendar day from the beginning date of the term for the third full-time semester, and all subsequent semesters thereafter, as published in the college catalog, a student-athlete must satisfy one of the following four requirements to be eligible for the upcoming term:

a. Pass a minimum of 12 semester hours with a 2.00 GPA or higher dur­ing the previous semester of full-time enrollment, or

b. Pass an accumulation of semester hours equal to 12 multiplied by the number of semesters in which the student-athlete was previously enrolled full-time with a GPA of 2.00 or higher, or

c. A first season participant must have passed a minimum accumula­tion of 24 credit hours with a 2.00 GPA or higher for the initial term of participation, regardless of previous term or other accumulation require­ments (NOTE: This only establishes eligibility for the initial term, not subsequent terms.), or

d. A first or second season participant must have passed a minimum ac­cumulation of 36 credit hours for a fall sport, 48 credit hours for a spring sport, with a 2.00 GPA or higher, regardless of previous term or other accumulation requirement.

Q: Are there additional requirements I must meet to participate?

A: A student must also make progress towards graduation. Before participation in a

second season in any certified sport(s), a student must have:

1. Obtained at least 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours with a 2.00 GPA or higher and one of 2-3 below:

2. Passed a minimum of 12 semester hours with a 2.00 GPA or higher during the previous semester of full-time enrollment, or

3. Passed an accumulation of semester hours equal to 12 multiplied by the num­ber of semesters in which the student-athlete was previously enrolled full-time with a GPA of 2.00 or higher.

4. A first or second season participant must have passed a minimum accumula­tion of 36 credit hours for a fall sport, 48 credit hours for a spring sport, with a 2.00 GPA or higher, regardless of previous term or other accumulation require­ment.