NCAA Athletics Academic Eligibility
Full Time Enrollment Requirements
Student-athletes must be enrolled in no less than 12 credit hours during the fall and spring semester to be eligible for practice, competition, and financial aid.
Graduate students must be enrolled in no less than 9 credit hours of graduate coursework to be considered full-time and to be eligible for practice, competition, and financial aid.
Student-athletes who will be taking a dual-degree course of study (eg. BA/MA) must petition the NCAA. Please see the Athletics Department Compliance Office as soon as you decide to undertake a combined program.
Progress Toward Degree
Complete credit requirements:
Earn 18 semester credits during the academic year (excluding summer)
Freshmen must complete 24 credits prior to second year of enrollment (can include summer).
Earn six academic credits in each semester (6 fall, 6 spring)
Declaration of degree:
Designate a program of study leading toward a specific baccalaureate degree by the beginning of your third year of enrollment and, thereafter, make satisfactory progress toward that specific degree.
Complete 40/60/80 toward your degree:
Complete 40% of your degree requirements before the beginning of your third year (50 credits)
Complete 60% of your degree requirements before the beginning of your fourth year (75 credits)
Complete 80% of your degree requirements before the beginning of your fifth year (100 credits)
Maintain minimum cumulative GPA:
Every student-athlete must maintain a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 beginning with the fall term of their
sophomore year at UND.