NCAA Requirements for Progress
To be eligible to represent a college or university
in intercollegiate athletics competition, a student-athlete shal maintain satisfactory
progress toward a baccalaureate degree at that insititution.
- A student-athlete is permitted to engage in a maximum of four seasons of
intercollegiate competition within a five-year period in any one sport. The
five-year period of eligibility begins when the student represents the institution
in intercollegiate competition or begins a first semester as a full-time student
and attends the first day of classes for that semester, whichever comes first.
- Student-athletes must be enrolled in a minimum full-time
program of studies, be in good academic standing as defined by the University
of Iowa and make satisfactory progress toward a bachelor's degree.The
UI defines full time status as follows:
- Students who need less than 12 s.h. to graduate may
register for only those hours to fulfill degree requirements, provided their
faculty adviser or academic department verifies the requirements remaining.
The UI requirement of a minimum of 6 sh of meaningful course work applies.
Those students may practice, compete and receive athletic scholarships.
- 24 hours must be earned
before the student enters the 2nd year of enrollment.
- A minimum of 18 hours
must be earned since the beginning of the previous fall or since the beginning
of the institution's preceding 2 semesters.
- 6 hours must be earned
during the student's preceding regular academic term.
Declaration of Major
You must declare a major leading to a degree by the beginning of your third
year in school.
Student-athletes must satisfactory complete a certain percentage of course requirements
in the specific degree program based on teh student's year in residence:
- By the start of 3rd year - 40%
- By the start of 4th year - 60%
- By the start of 5th year - 80%
Certifying at the Beginning of the
A student cannot become eligible for competition during a semester if he is
not eligible the first day of that semester. To regain eligibility a student
must make up the credit hour or grade point average deficiencies by the beginning
of the next semester.
- The maximum number of remedial hours that may be
used during the first year of enrollment to meet progress requirements is
- At the beginning of the 3rd year, these credit hours
no longer count toward the degree or any other progress toward degree rule.
Summer Credit Hours from Other Schools/
Guided Independent Study courses
- If a student-athlete is enrolled in summer school at another institution
or in a guided independent study for which credit hours are needed to meet
progress toward degree requirements, official reports of final grades must
be received by the UI Registrar prior to the opening of fall semester classes.