Eligibility of Athletes

Full-time undergraduate degree candidates (including provisional students) enrolled at a PSUAC active member campus shall be eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletic contents and associated activities.

If at any time during the semester a student-athlete drops below full-time status, that student will be immediately ineligible to participate.

a) Exceptions to the full-time status requirements can be made for students enrolled in their final semester who need fewer than 12 credits to meet graduation requirements.

b) Other exceptions to the full-time status may be made if a hardship waiver is given by the USCAA and also granted by the PSUAC Eligibility Committee.

Normal Progress Requirements-Credits

A student athlete may represent the University in an intercollegiate athletic contest only if the student athlete has acquired the designated number of credits at the beginning of each appropriate semester (in residence) as follows:

SEMESTERS IN RESIDENCE

MIN. NUMBER CREDITS REQUIRED

2

9

3

24

4

36

5

48

6

60

7

72

8

84

9

96

 

Normal Progress Requirements-GPA

A student athlete at any member campus is eligible to represent the University in an intercollegiate athletic contest only if the student meets the minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average at the beginning any given semester (in residence).

Semester Review

Prior to the beginning of each academic semester, athletic directors will review all prospective athletes for each team to determine academic eligibility.

Transfer Students

If a student transferring to a member institution has previously participated in intercollegiate athletics, the student must have been academically and athletically eligible had he/she remained at that institution.

EXCEPTION: Junior College transfers who have exhausted their two years of eligibility at that school shall be eligible to participate provided he/she would have been academically eligible at the previous school.

  1. If a transferring student-athlete would have been ineligible this guideline he/she shall be required to complete on full academic year as a full-time student at the institution to which he/she is transferring prior to gaining eligibility.
  2. An academic year shall be completed when the student is enrolled in and completed a min
  3. If a student did not participate in intercollegiate athletics  at their previous school(s) they are immediately eligible to participate in PSUAC sports.