Eligibility to Compete and/or Perform

Students who wish to compete and/or perform in intercollegiate and/or University-sponsored athletics, activities and/or academic courses which require audition and performance must be enrolled for at least 12 credits if an undergraduate student or 6 credits if a graduate student, be in good academic standing (i.e., not on academic probation), and meet the specific academic standard of the group in which participation is sought.

Students on academic probation may appeal their eligibility to compete and/or perform through written communication to the Academic Progress Commission (APC) using the Special Academic Petition available at the Office of the Registrar. If the Special Academic Petition is approved, students are expected to report planned absences related to participation in University activities to the instructors of their courses within the first week of classes.

The recommended practice for University-activity sponsors is to monitor the academic progress and academic status of students before selecting participants in key roles.

Student-athletes may not compete more than four seasons in any one sport. The NCAA made an exception to this rule during the COVID-19 pandemic by granting students participating in spring sports during the 2019-20 academic year were given one extra year of eligibility. The NCAA also gave athletes participating in Fall or Spring sports during the 2020-21 academic year one extra year of eligibility.