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Athletics Compliance Office > Student-Athletes > Academic Eligibility

Notre Dame student-athletes must be enrolled in a minimum full-time program of studies, be in good academic standing, and maintain progress toward a baccalaureate or equivalent degree to remain eligible for athletics competition. The University undergraduate academic code also states that failure to maintain good academic standing results in academic probation, affecting a student's ability to participate in additional student activities (e.g., student government, clubs, activities).

NCAA Requirements

Full-Time Status:

Student-athletes must be enrolled in a minimum full-time program of studies leading toward a baccalaureate degree, defined as 12 credit hours per semester. Student-athletes that have already received a baccalaureate degree must be enrolled in either 12 credit hours leading toward a second baccalaureate degree or 9 credit hours leading toward a graduate degree.

6 Hour Requirement:

Student-athletes must pass at least six hours each semester in order to be eligible to compete during the following semester.

Progress Toward Degree

In order to be academically eligible, student-athletes must satisfactorily complete 24 semester hours at the University prior to the start of the institution's third semester following the student-athlete's initial, full-time enrollment.

In addition, the student-athlete must complete 18 credit hours in the two regular semesters (i.e., fall and spring) since the beginning of the institution's previous fall term. For student-athletes entering at mid-year or student-athletes that have been granted an exception, the 18 hours must have been earned in the student-athlete's previous two semesters.

Furthermore, a student-athlete must declare a major prior to his/her fifth semester of collegiate enrollment and make progress toward that specific degree as follows:

      (4) 40% of degree requirements must be completed before the fifth semester of enrollment (excluding summer)
      (5) 60% of degree requirements must be completed before the seventh semester of enrollment (excluding summer)
      (6) 80% of degree requirements must be completed before the ninth semester of enrollment (excluding summer)

University policy states that all continuing undergraduate students are required to maintain a term grade-point average of at least 2.0. A student-athlete who fails to meet the minimum GPA requirements will be placed on probation.

 

  End of Fall Semester End of Spring Semester End of Summer
Freshmen

Pass 6 credits
1.7 GPA

Pass 6 credits
Pass 18 credits (fall & spring combined)
1.85 GPA
Pass 24 credits (fall, spring, summer combined)
Sophomore Pass 6 credits
2.0 GPA
Pass 6 credits
Pass 18 credits (fall & spring combined)
2.0 GPA
Declare Major
40% of credits earned toward declared major
Junior Pass 6 credits
2.0 GPA
Pass 6 credits
Pass 18 credits (fall & spring combined)
2.0 GPA
60% of credits earned toward declared major
Senior Pass 6 credits
2.0 GPA
Pass 6 credits
Pass 18 credits (fall & spring combined)
2.0 GPA
80% of credits earned toward declared major

 

In football, a student-athlete who does not successfully complete at least 9 credit hours during the fall term and earn the Academic Progress Rate eligibility point for the fall term (e.g., meet minimum academic GPA standards outlined in the table above) shall not be eligible to compete in the first 4 contests against outside competition in the following playing season.

Eligibility may be regained for the 3rd and 4th contests, provided he completes at least 27 semester hours of academic credit before the beginning of the next fall term.

Eligibility may be regained for all 4 contests once during the student-athlete's 5-year period of eligibility, provided he completes at least 27 semester hours of academic credit before the beginning of the next fall term.


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Thursday, November 4, 2010

 
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