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NCAA & Institutional Eligibility

Be advised that under no circumstances is any student-athlete permitted to drop or WX (official withdraw) a course or credits that would place him/her below the twelve (12) credit minimum without previous approval from the athletic advisor in the Office of Academic Support for Athletics. Such action without approval renders the student-athlete immediately ineligible to practice or compete for any intercollegiate team.

Full-Time Status

A student-athlete must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

Satisfactory Progress

In order to maintain eligibility, a student-athlete must have successfully:

  • Completed twenty-four (24) credit hours prior to the start of the student-athlete's second year of collegiate enrollment
  • Completed eighteen (18) credit hours in the fall and spring semesters
  • Passed six (6) credit hours during the preceding regular academic term*

*Football student-athletes must complete nine (9) credit hours during the fall semester each year.

Grade Point Average

A student-athlete must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0. EXCEPTION: A student-athlete is eligible to compete and practice with a 1.70 GPA during the second semester of his/her freshman year only.

Designation of Degree Program

A student-athlete must designate a program of study (declare a major) leading toward a specific baccalaureate degree before the beginning of the third year (fifth semester) of enrollment.

Percentage of Degree Requirements

A student-athlete entering his/her third year of enrollment shall have completed 40 percent of the course requirements toward his/her degree, entering the fourth year, 60 percent, and entering the fifth year of enrollment shall have completed 80 percent of courses required toward his/her degree.

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Villanova, PA 19085

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