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Continuing Eligibility

General Eligibility Rules:


NCAA

Full-Time Enrollment: To be eligible to practice or compete, a student-athlete must be enrolled in 12 credit hours. If a student-athlete is in their final academic term to graduate, they may be enrolled in less than 12 credit hours if they are enrolled in the required remaining coursework to graduate.

Incompletes: An incomplete will count in the GPA as an F (zero points) until a different grade is recorded. If you are expecting an “incomplete,” you must communicate with your Athletic Academic Counselor.

Academic Requirements:


Eligibility during first year and prior to start of second year:

  • Carry 12 credits to completion during the fall semester
  • Pass a minimum of 6 credits in the fall semester, 6 credits in the spring semester, and a combined 18 credits during previous school year (fall and spring)
  • Football only - Pass a minimum of 9 credits in the fall semester, 6 credits in the spring semester, and a combined 18 credits during previous school year (fall and spring)
  • Satisfactory completion of 24 credits that count toward a degree, which must be earned at the University of Minnesota (can use credit earned in summers)
  • Maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA (University of Minnesota requirement is higher than NCAA)

Eligibility during second year and prior to start of third year:

  • Pass a minimum of 6 credits in the fall semester, 6 credits in the spring semester, and a combined 18 credits during previous school year (fall and spring)
  • Football only - Pass a minimum of 9 credits in the fall semester, 6 credits in the spring semester, and a combined 18 credits during previous school year (fall and spring)
  • Maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA (University of Minnesota requirement is higher than NCAA)
  • Declare a major
  • Completed 40% of degree

Eligibility during third year and prior to start of fourth year:

  • Pass a minimum of 6 degree-applicable credits in the fall semester, 6 degree-applicable credits in the spring semester, and a combined 18 degree-applicable credits during previous school year (fall and spring)
  • Football only - Pass a minimum of 9 degree-applicable credits in the fall semester, 6 degree-applicable credits in the spring semester, and a combined 18 degree-applicable credits during previous school year (fall and spring)
  • Maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA (University of Minnesota requirement is higher than NCAA)
  • Completed 60% of degree

Eligibility during fourth year and prior to start of fifth year:

  • Pass a minimum of 6 degree-applicable credits in the fall semester, 6 degree-applicable credits in the spring semester, and a combined 18 degree-applicable credits during previous school year (fall and spring)
  • Football only - Pass a minimum of 9 degree-applicable credits in the fall semester, 6 degree-applicable credits in the spring semester, and a combined 18 degree-applicable credits during previous school year (fall and spring)
  • Maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA (University of Minnesota requirement is higher than NCAA)
  • Completed 80% of degree