Academic Eligibility Standards
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  1. You are allowed 4 seasons of eligibility within 5 calendar years from the time you first enroll full-time in a collegiate institution. When you participate in any competition (including scrimmages with outside competition), whether it is for one minute or an entire contest, you have used a season of competition and one of your 4 years of eligibility.
  2. Student-athletes must carry to completion a minimum of 12 credits per term to practice, receive financial aid and compete in intercollegiate athletics. It is recommended that student-athlete's maintain a 15 credit hour schedule each semester to fulfill the Big Ten's graduation requirements. If you drop below 12 hours you are immediately ineligible to practice or compete with the team. If you are on an athletic scholarship, your scholarship may be withdrawn.
  3. Academic eligibility is determined on the FIRST day of each term. All incompletes must be made up by this time.
ACADEMIC CLASS
(Semester of Full-time Enrollment)
BIG TEN & NCAA CONTINUING
ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Freshmen
(1st semester)
Must be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center as a Qualifier.
Must have a cumulative GPA requirement of 1.65 for 2nd semester and passed 6 hours.
Sophomore
(3rd semester)
Must have earned at least 24 credit hours (at Michigan) during previous year with at least 18 earned during the regular academic year and 6 earned per term.
Must have a cumulative GPA of 1.8 each semester.
Junior
(5th semester)
Must have earned at least 51 credit hours during previous two years with at least 18 earned during the previous regular academic year and 6 earned per term.
Must have declared major; cumulative GPA requirement of 1.9 each semester.
40% of degree must be completed.
Senior
(7th semester)
Must have earned at least 78 credit hours during previous three years with at least 18 earned during the previous regular academic year and 6 earned per term.
Must have declared a major; cumulative GPA requirement of 2.0 each semester.
60% of degree must be completed.
5th Year Senior
(9th semester)
Must have earned at least 105 credit hours during previous four years with at least 18 earned during the previous regular academic year and 6 earned per term.
Must have declared a major; cumulative GPA requirement of 2.0 each semester.
80% of degree must be completed.
  • Once you have officially declared a major, all hours used toward meeting the satisfactory progress requirements must be applicable toward your designated degree program.
  • If you are a transfer student from a two-year or four-year college, you are not eligible during your first academic year in residence at U of M unless you meet the provisions of the one of the NCAA's transfer exceptions.

If you have a question about your eligibility status, please contact your ASP Advisor as soon as possible.