Academic Eligibility Standards
A student-athlete is allowed 4 seasons of eligibility within 5 calendar years from the time he or she first enrolls full-time at a collegiate institution. In general, when a student-athlete competes in any competition (including scrimmages with outside competition), whether it is for one minute or the entire contest, he or she has used a season of competition and one of his or her 4 years of eligibility.
Student-athletes must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per term to practice, receive financial aid and compete in intercollegiate athletics (exception if enrolled in final semester). If a student-athlete drops below 12 credit hours, he or she is immediately ineligible to practice or compete with the team.
(Semester of Full-time Enrollment)
|Big Ten & NCAA Continuing
Academic Eligibility Requirements
|Freshmen (1st Semester)||
|Sophomore (3rd Semester)||
|Junior (5th Semester)||
|Senior (7th Semester)||
|5th Year Senior (9th Semester)||
Any student-athlete with a GPA under 2.0 is subject to an institutional review. If a student-athlete is a transfer student from a two-year or four-year college, he or she is not eligible during his or her first academic year in residence at U of M unless he or she meets the provisions of one of the NCAA's transfer exceptions.