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Student-Athlete Academic Requirements

What academic rules must the Springfield student-athlete abide by (credit hours, GPA, etc.)?

In order to practice or compete, you must carry 12 credit hours or more and be in good academic standing with the College. During the first 5 days of each semester (during the add/drop period), an athlete may practice while below 12 credit hours, but may NOT compete while below 12 credit hours. You must successfully complete 24 credit hours during the academic year (September 1 and August 31) to be academically eligible to compete the following year. You are also required to have the following minimum GPA's after attempting the completion of credits:
0.5 – 30 credit hours – 1.75
30.5 – 60 credit hours – 1.85
60.6 – 90 credit hours – 1.95
90.5 + credit hours – 2.0

A student placed on academic probation due to lack of credit hours will be ineligible to compete or practice with the team the entire year. A student placed on academic probation due to GPA, will be reevaluated at the end of the fall semester. If the cumulative GPA has risen above the minimum GPA, then he/she will be able to compete during the spring semester. Ineligible student-athletes are not permitted to serve as team managers.

A reminder – PEAI courses do not count toward full-time status or satisfactory academic progress. A student-athlete that drops or withdraws from a class must notify his/her coach and the compliance officer immediately.

An exception to the above rule is when an athlete is in his or her final semester or quarter of the baccalaureate program and the institution certifies that the student is carrying (for credit) the courses necessary to complete the degree requirements, as determined by the faculty of the institution. The student granted eligibility under this provision shall be eligible for any NCAA championship that begins within 60 days following said semester, provided the student has not exhausted the 10 semesters for completion of the individual’s four seasons of eligibility.

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