Oct 18, 2018  
2017 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2017 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Eligibility Regulations for Student-Athletes


 

Freshman Eligibility

A student-athlete who enrolls as an entering freshman with no previous full-time college attendance must meet the following academic requirements to qualify for competition, practice, and financial aid during the first academic year in residence. For students entering any college or university, initial eligibility will be evaluated by the NCAA Eligibility Center process based on the following academic requirements:

  1. Present a minimum SAT/ACT score as specified in the NCAA Initial Eligibility Index below. The required SAT/ACT score must be achieved under national testing conditions on a national testing date.
  2. Present a minimum cumulative grade point average as specified in the NCAA Initial Eligibility Index in a successfully completed core curriculum of at least 16 academic core courses, including the following:
    • 4 years of English
    • 3 years of Mathematics (Algebra 1 or higher)
    • 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab)
    • 1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science
    • 2 years of social science
    • 4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or non-doctrinal religion/philosophy)

16 Total Core Courses

NCAA Initial Eligibility Index (to be used with 16 core-courses)

Core GPA SAT ACT
3.55 & Above 400 37
3.525 410 38
3.500 420 39
3.475 430 40
3.450 440 41
3.425 450 41
3.400 460 42
3.375 470 42
3.350 480 43
3.325 490 44
3.300 500 44
3.275 510 45
3.250 520 46
3.225 530 46
3.200 540 47
3.175 550 47
3.150 560 48
3.125 570 49
3.100 580 49
3.075 590 50
3.050 600 50
3.025 610 51
3.000 620 52
2.975 630 52
2.950 640 53
2.925 650 53
2.900 660 54
2.875 670 55
2.850 680 56
2.825 690 56
2.800 700 57
2.775 710 58
2.750 720 59
2.725 730 60
2.700 740 61
2.675 750 61
2.650 760 62
2.625 770 63
2.600 780 64
2.575 790 65
2.550 800 66
2.525 810 67
2.500 820 68
2.475 830 69
2.450 840 70
2.425 850 70
2.400 860 71
2.375 870 72
2.350 880 73
2.325 890 74
2.300 900 75
2.299 910 76

Students presenting the NCAA Eligibility Center with a core GPA of 2.29 or less or an SAT test score less than 910 or ACT of 76, as displayed above are eligible for only practice and financial aid during their first year of residency. In order to participate in intercollegiate athletics, all incoming freshman student-athletes, including walk-on student-athletes, must receive their final certification of initial eligibility through the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Continuing Eligibility

To be eligible to represent an institution in intercollegiate athletics following the completion of one year of competition or residence, a student-athlete must maintain satisfactory progress toward a baccalaureate degree as determined by the University. A student-athlete must also maintain NCAA progress towards degree requirements which include the following:

  • 24 semester hours of academic credit before the student-athlete enters his or her second year of collegiate enrollment;
  • 18 semester hours per academic year (Fall/Spring only);
  • 6 hours of academic credit per term;

GPA Requirements:

  • 90% of the minimum cumulative GPA necessary for graduation by the start of the second year of enrollment (1.800);
  • 95% of the minimum cumulative GPA necessary for graduation by the start of the third year of enrollment (1.900);
  • 100% of the minimum cumulative GPA necessary for graduation by the start of the fourth year and thereafter (2.000);

Percentage of degree requirements:

  • A student-athlete who is entering his or her third year of collegiate enrollment shall have completed successfully at least 40% of the course requirements in the student’s specific degree program;
  • A student-athlete who is entering his or her fourth year of collegiate enrollment shall have completed successfully at least 60% of the course requirements in the student’s specific degree program;
  • A student-athlete who is entering his or her fifth year of collegiate enrollment shall have completed successfully at least 80% of the course requirements in the student’s specific degree program;
  • For Student-athletes in five year degree programs, the percentage of course requirements are 33%, 50%, and 67% respectively (such as a 4+1 program);

*Upon completion of his/her second year of collegiate enrollment, these credits must be applicable to his or her declared degree.

Transfer Eligibility

A student who transfers to Campbell University from any collegiate institution is required to complete a full year of residence before being able to compete in intercollegiate competition, unless the student satisfies applicable transfer requirements or receives an exception or waiver of
NCAA transfer legislation. Information on transfer eligibility is available through the Department of Athletics.

Institutional Policies

Campbell University complies with all applicable NCAA eligibility legislation as defined by NCAA Bylaw 14. In addition to the minimum requirements for competition established by the NCAA and the Big South Conference, the following policies are in effect:

No student will be allowed to take part in any intercollegiate contest during a semester if he or she registered later than the seventh calendar day following the opening date of the semester.

No student who is taking less than twelve semester hours of scholastic work shall be permitted to represent the University in any contest or any public performance, unless during their last semester of enrollment and the student is taking classes sufficient to complete the degree.

Anyone who has been placed on institutional probation may be considered ineligible for representation of the University in any contest or public performance.

The information above is a general summary of the eligibility rules for student-athletes. NCAA eligibility rules are complex and subject to review and change annually. For further information and current interpretations of NCAA legislation, please contact the Department of Athletics or visit Campbell University’s athletics website at www.gocamels.com and click on “Compliance”.