Eligibility Reminders for College Athletes

Current Division I and II athletes are required to have earned at least 6 credit hours during the fall semester (or quarter) in order to be eligible for the spring semester (or winter quarter).

In the sport of Division I football, athletes are required to have earned at least 9 semester or 8 quarter hours of academic credit during the fall term in order to be eligible for the complete 2016 football season. (Athletes who did not satisfy that requirement are ineligible for the first four games of the 2016 season, but have the opportunity to regain eligibility for at least two of those four games.)

If you have questions about the NCAA academic eligibility requirements, especially for an athlete who must make up a deficiency to regain their eligibility, contact us at rick@informedathlete.com, or 913-766-1235.

About Rick Allen

25+ years NCAA Rules Expertise, including Director of Compliance at 2 major DI schools

Former President of National Association for Athletic Compliance (NAAC)

Conducts compliance reviews and audits at NCAA Schools throughout the U.S.

Consulted with NAIA schools transitioning to NCAA membership status

Dad of a DI & DII student-athlete

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