change of eligibilty status

If you are NOT ELIGIBLE for competition on the FIRST DAY of classes of the FALL semester, you cannot receive an athletics scholarship or compete until you actually regain eligibility. Additionally, you cannot become eligible during a semester if you are not eligible on the first day of classes of that semester. If you become academically ineligible at the end of a semester, you will remain eligible for competition until the first day of classes of the next semester, provided you have successfully completed 6 credit hours during the semester. For example, if, at the end of fall semester, your GPA drops below the minimum GPA required by the Big Ten, you may compete throughout the semester break, provided you passed 6 credit hours, but are then ineligble to compete beginning the first day of spring semester.