ELIGIBILITY

D1 requirements include, but are not limited to:

Student- athletes shall be limited to four years of eligibility. [2011]

Student- athletes shall be enrolled in a program of study leading to a baccalaureate degree or equivalent degree as determined by the regulations of the university. Men’s Division 1 student- athletes may be enrolled in a second baccalaureate degree or graduate program providing the student is enrolled at the same Institution he/she attended as an undergraduate and the student has eligibility remaining as specified in paragraph 1 of this section.

Student- athletes must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours and drop to no lower than 9 credit hours during each semester of competition. A player who drops below 9 credit hours during a semester becomes immediately ineligible to continue competition. An equivalent standard shall be applied to institutions utilizing a quarter system.

Student-athletes must successfully complete (take and pass) a minimum of 9 credits each semester to be eligible for play in the following semester. This applies to the fall semester only. [2003]

Each Men’s Division 1 student- athlete participating in consecutive semesters of competition after the first academic year must have successfully completed (taken and passed) 24 semester hours or equivalent in the previous 12 months or in the previous academic year. [2003]

No student-athlete may participate in more than four national tournaments (including regional tournaments).

A senior in the last semester or quarter prior to graduation is not required to meet the 12 credit or equivalent hour minimum, provided the Commissioner is notified in writing by an official Team Representative.

If a student-athlete has participated in 20% of all his team’s scheduled games (preseason, exhibition, etc.), that student-athlete shall have used a full year of eligibility. A student-athlete may be granted an additional year of eligibility if he/she participated in less than 20% of regularly scheduled games in any one season. Red-shirted student-athlete’s names must be submitted at the beginning of the season along with the team’s registration form.

Student-athletes who transfer are not subject to residence status requirements but each year played in intercollegiate competition shall be counted as a year of eligibility.

Student-athletes, who transfer, in order to be eligible to play for their new team, must have been eligible to play for their previous team at the time they transferred. If they were not so eligible, they cannot play for their new team until they satisfy all eligibility requirements as if they had previously played for their new team.

 

Division 3 requirements include, but are not limited to:

D3 student- athletes shall be enrolled in a program of study leading to a baccalaureate, masters, or doctoral degree as determined by the regulations of the university or college. Multiple undergraduate degrees are not allowed.

Student- athletes must enroll in a minimum of 9 credit hours during each semester of competition. A player who drops below 9 credit hours during a semester becomes immediately ineligible to continue competition. An equivalent standard shall be applied to institutions utilizing a quarter system.

D3 student- athletes must enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of nine (9) credits each semester for associate and baccalaureate degree students or six (6) credits each semester for masters, doctoral or professional degree students, to be eligible for play in the following semester. An equivalent standard shall be applied to institutions utilizing a quarter systems.

 A senior in the last semester or quarter prior to graduation is not required to meet the required semester or quarter hour minimums. A player can invoke this waiver once in their ACHA career. [2010]