• ELIGIBILITY ISSUES

    Don’t be on the outside looking in – Make sure you are eligible to play your sport and receive an athletic scholarship!
  • ELIGIBILITY ISSUES

The worst thing I had to do when I worked on campus
was tell an athlete they weren’t academically eligible
and couldn’t play their sport.

The worst thing I had to do when I worked on campus was tell an athlete they weren’t academically eligible and couldn’t play their sport.

Eligibility issues affect student-athletes at all levels from high school, to junior college, and 4-year universities. Not knowing, understanding, and meeting the eligibility rules can have serious short and long-term consequences, including setting back and even derailing a student-athlete’s entire athletic career.

Eligibility Rules are different at each level (NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA), each division (NCAA Division I, II, III), and even at different conferences and schools.

Common Academic or Amateurism Eligibility Problems

Incoming Freshman
Student-Athletes

DID NOT “QUALIFY”
Student did not meet “Qualifier” Standards because they didn’t take enough, or the right core courses, in high school or had a low ACT/SAT/GPA.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 
Changing academic requirements such as those affecting freshmen enrolling at a Division II college in Fall 2018 or after.

DELAYED ENROLLMENT CONSEQUENCES 
When a student-athlete chooses to delay college enrollment and continues to play their sport after exiting high school, there are potential eligibility consequences.

College Student-Athletes

TRANSFER CREDITS
When a student would like to transfer to another school, but didn’t earn enough credit hours, or their grades were too low, their courses might not all be acceptable as transfer credit to new school.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
If a student takes courses that are not applicable to their major, and they do not meet progress toward their degree requirements, eligibility issues may arise.

FAILED CLASSES
Problems may arise with eligibility if the student-athlete has failed some of their classes.

LEARNING DISABILITIES
Challenges can occur when a student has a learning disability and does not want to disclose this information or the disability went undiagnosed.

How To Get Started

Rick & Julie Allen
Informed Athlete

Book a Consultation

Because every student-athlete’s situation is unique, the best way to get started is to schedule an Eligibility Issues Consult.

During the Eligibility Issues Consult we will discuss your situation, answer any questions you may have and if needed, help determine your best set of “next steps.”

How To Get Started

Book a Consultation

Because every student-athlete’s situation is unique, the best way to get started is to schedule an Eligibility Issues Consult.

During the Eligibility Issues Consult we will discuss your situation, answer any questions you may have and if needed, help determine your best set of “next steps.”

Rick & Julie Allen
Informed Athlete

QUESTIONS WE ARE FREQUENTLY ASKED

1

What are the consequences if an athlete doesn’t meet the eligibility requirements as an incoming freshman?

2

What are the eligibility requirements for my athlete to compete at the Division and level they desire?

3

What happens if my athlete accepts a scholarship offer, enrolls in college and begins classes, and then is told they aren’t academically eligible to compete?

4

What are other ways an athlete can lose their eligibility?

5

Can an athlete extend their eligibility if they have extenuating circumstances?

6

What if my athlete has a learning disability that was undiagnosed or they didn’t want to share?

7

Will my athlete lose their scholarship money if they lose their eligibility?

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