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:
- Present a minimum SAT/ACT test score as specified in the NCAA Initial Eligibility Index below. The test must be completed prior to full-time enrollment at a college or university. The required SAT/ACT score must be achieved under national testing conditions on a national testing date.
- 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)
|3.55 & Above
Students presenting the NCAA Eligibility Center with a core GPA of 2.00-2.99 are eligible for only practice and financial aid during their first year of residency, in conjunction with an ACT score of 76+ or SAT score of 910+. 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. NCAA updates eligibility requirements throughout the year and this chart is to be used as a template and final approval must be made through the eligibility center.
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 of degree applicable academic credit per academic year (Fall/Spring only);
- 6 hours of degree applicable academic credit per term;
- 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.
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.
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 undergraduate 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”.