Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA)

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Effective: 7/1/2002

Revised: 8/2/2007

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ICA 201: Progress Toward Degree Eligibility Guidelines for Continuing Student-Athletes

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Purpose

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To explain the athletics eligibility requirements for student-athletes

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Source

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Office of the Faculty Athletics Representative

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Applicability

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All continuing student-athletes

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Policy

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Student-athletes must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 semester hours) each semester to be eligible for practice and competition.

Student-athletes must have prior approval for all ASU correspondence courses and all courses taken at other institutions (including summer school).

Winter session courses count as academic year (not summer) courses in terms of the 75 percent/25 percent rule, which requires student-athletes to earn at least 75 percent of the required 24 hours during the academic year, and no more than 25 percent during the summer session terms.

Repeating in the summer a course in which the student originally earned a “D” in the regular academic year may jeopardize the student-athlete’s athletic eligibility. A repeated course may only be used once to satisfy progress toward degree requirements.


Eligibility

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Pacific-12 Conference (Pac-12), and ASU each have specific criteria a student-athlete must meet in order to be eligible for practice and competition during each year. It is critical that student-athletes understand these guidelines and work closely with their academic coaches to ensure compliance with them.

In addition to the college academic standards and retention policies, student-athletes must adhere to the following eligibility rules.

Students who Began Full-Time Enrollment at any Collegiate Institution Prior to Fall 2003

  1. Complete at least six hours each fall and spring semester (not including winter and summer sessions).
  2. Complete at least 24 hours each academic year (including winter and summer sessions).
  3. Complete at least 18 of the above 24 hours during the fall and spring semesters.
  4. Declare a major by the first day of classes of the beginning of the student-athlete’s third year.
  5. Meet GPA and degree-progress requirements according to the chart below.

Students who Began Full-Time Enrollment at any Collegiate Institution in Fall 2003 or Later

  1. Complete six hours each fall and spring semester (not including winter and summer sessions).
  2. Complete 24 hours in the first year of enrollment (including winter and summer sessions).
  3. Complete 18 hours of the above 24 hours during the fall and spring semesters.
  4. In subsequent years, complete at least 18 hours during each academic year (all 18 hours must be earned in the fall and spring semesters).
  5. Declare a major by the first day of classes of the beginning of the student-athlete’s third year.
  6. Meet GPA and degree-progress requirements according to the chart below.
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GPA and Degree-Progress Requirements
Students who Began Full-Time Enrollment at any Collegiate Institution Prior to Fall 2003 Students who Began Full-Time Enrollment at any Collegiate Institution in Fall 2003 or Later
After 1st Year 1.60 cumulative GPA 1.80 cumulative GPA
After 2nd Year 1.80 cumulative GPA; 25% of degree completed (90 hours or fewer remaining to complete degree) 1.90 cumulative GPA; 40% of degree completed (72 hours or fewer remaining to complete degree)
After 3rd Year 1.90 cumulative GPA; 50% of degree completed (60 hours or fewer remaining to complete degree) 2.00 cumulative GPA; 60% of degree completed (48 hours or fewer remaining to complete degree)
After 4th Year 2.00 cumulative GPA; 75% of degree completed (30 hours or fewer remaining to complete degree) 2.00 cumulative GPA; 80% of degree completed (24 hours or fewer remaining to complete degree)
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Additional Eligibility Rules for ASU Continuing Student-Athletes

The 1.60 Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements for Scholarship Student-Athletes
  1. Entering scholarship freshmen student-athletes must achieve a cumulative minimum GPA of 1.60 (based on hours earned at ASU) during their first year of enrollment at ASU in order to be eligible for practice and competition at the beginning of the next academic year.
  2. Entering scholarship transfer student-athletes must achieve a cumulative minimum GPA of 1.60 (based only on hours earned at ASU) during their first semester of enrollment at ASU in order to be eligible for practice at the beginning of the next semester at ASU.
  3. Once a student-athlete becomes subject to the 1.60 GPA rule, the student-athlete continues to be subject to the requirement as a condition of eligibility for practice and competition on a semester-by-semester basis throughout the individual’s enrollment at ASU.
  4. The faculty athletics representative (FAR) has the authority to waive the 1.60 GPA requirement. If such a waiver is not granted, the student-athlete and the director of athletics (jointly) may appeal the matter to the Eligibility Appeals Subcommittee of the Intercollegiate Athletics Board, whose decision in such matters shall be considered final.

A cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher is required during the last year of athletic eligibility.

Note: Eligibility rules are subject to change pursuant to National Collegiate Athletic Association legislation and Arizona Board of Regents rules.

Declarations of Graduation

Declarations of Graduation (DOGs) must be submitted by the first day of classes of the student-athlete’s third year. They may be submitted at any time prior to the start of the third year.

KIN 310 and Full-Time Enrollment

The NCAA, the Pac-12, and ABOR each define full-time enrollment for a student-athlete as 12 hours per semester. ASU has placed restrictions on the use of KIN 310 (Collegiate Sports) for the purposes of satisfying this enrollment requirement. Student-athletes at ASU who enroll in the one-credit hour course KIN 310 (Collegiate Sports) may not count this course towards meeting this full-time enrollment requirement. This is because student-athletes must already be eligible for intercollegiate competition in order to be able to take this course. Thus, if this course were counted towards meeting the full-time enrollment requirement, any issue that resulted in a student-athlete’s ineligibility for competition could also affect that student-athlete’s full-time enrollment status and, consequently, eligibility for practice and athletically related financial aid as well.

The FAR may waive the requirement that KIN 310 cannot be counted towards meeting the full-time enrollment requirement. Should the FAR elect not to grant such a waiver, the student-athlete and the Vice President of university athletics (jointly) may appeal to the ICA Board’s Eligibility Appeals Subcommittee, whose decision in such matters shall be considered final.


Postgraduate/Postbaccalaureate Student-Athletes

Postgraduate/postbaccalaureate student-athletes must successfully complete six hours of academic credit applicable to any of the institution’s degree programs each term.

Continuing Transfer Student-Athletes

The percentage of degree completed must be certified immediately upon transfer if the student-athlete is entering ASU at the beginning of his or her third year or anytime thereafter.

Transfer student-athletes’ grade point averages must be certified for competition after their first full-time term of attendance at ASU.

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