NCAA Satisfactory Progress Rule for Athletes

The National Collegiate Athletic Association requires student athletes to carry a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester and maintain progress toward a baccalaureate degree. Progress is based upon satisfactory completion of courses in an athlete’s designated program, as well as his or her overall academic record.

At the beginning of the fifth semester or third year of enrollment, all student athletes are required to designate a program of study leading toward a specific baccalaureate degree and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours that meet specific requirements in their selected program.

Advisers of student athletes must complete the Academic Adviser Affirmation Form. Students are responsible for informing their advisers of this requirement and for taking the completed form to the Athletic Department Office. Failure to do so may result in the loss of athletic eligibility.