Eligibility


 

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Freshman Eligibility Requirements

Be a graduate of an accredited high school or be accepted as a regular student in good standing as defined by the enrolling institution

AND

Meet two of the three following requirements. If as an entering freshman you do not meet at least two of the three standards, you cannot participate in athletics for the first full year of attendance (2 semesters, 3 quarters, or equivalent).

 

U.S. Student-Athletes

1. Achieve a minimum of 18 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT (Critical Reading and Math only)

2. Achieve a minimum overall high school grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale

3. Graduate in the top half of your high school class.

 

G.E.D. Student-Athletes (must meet both requirements)

1. Achieve a minimum of 18 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT (Critical Reading and Math only)

2. GED students are recognized as having met the GPA requirement.

 

Home-Schooled Student-Athletes (must meet both requirements)

1. Achieve a minimum of 18 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT (Critical Reading and Math only)

2. Must receive the certificate (or equivalent) granted by the appropriate state verifying successful completion of home schooling requirements.

If the state does not issue certificates (or equivalent) the case must go to the NAIA National Eligibility Committee.

 

International Student-Athletes

1. Achieve a minimum of 18 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT (Critical Reading and Math only)

2. Achieve a minimum overall high school grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale

3. Graduate in the top half of your high school class.

International students must provide their academic records in both the language of issue as well as a certified, word-for-word English translation.

See the NAIA Eligibility Center requirements for more on submitting international academic records.

 

Compliance-Related Tryout Information

1. Students are permitted a maximum of two days of tryouts throughout their entire career

The tryout cannot interfere with school time.

The tryout must occur on campus.

2. If a school has a policy for reimbursing all students for such visits, the same can be applied to you as a prospective student-athlete.

To participate in athletics in the NAIA, you must be admitted to the college or university under admission standards equal to or higher than those applied to the general student body.

 

Basic Eligibility Rules for NAIA Student-Athletes

1. May compete during four “seasons of competition” within the first 10 semesters (15 quarters)

A season of competition is counted when you participate in one or more intercollegiate contests whether at the varsity, junior varsity or freshman level.

2. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours

Must be making normal progress toward a baccalaureate degree

3. Must pass 24 hours in an academic year (may only count 12 hours in summer school)

4. Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (EWC Policy)

5. Must meet freshman and/or continuing eligibility rules

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 September 2013 22:56