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Good Academic Standing

Good Academic Standing / Full-Time Enrollment

In order to be eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics, sponsored by the NCAA, you must be a full time student in good academic standing.

Full time Status at Bryn Mawr College = 3 Full Semester Length/Credit Courses.* (One Bryn Mawr course equals four semester credit hours on a semester credit hour system).  The Bryn Mawr Satisfactory Academic Policy can be found at

*Full Time Status Exception: You are in your last semester of undergraduate work and require less than 3 courses to complete all requirements for graduation.  APPROVAL REQUIRED from Compliance Office.

*When shopping for classes, you must add courses before you drop courses to ensure you are always defined as full time status (3 or more courses)

14.01.2 Academic Status.

To be eligible to represent an institution in intercollegiate athletics competition, a student-athlete shall be enrolled in at least a minimum full-time program of studies, be in good academic standing and maintain satisfactory progress toward a baccalaureate or equivalent degree. A student-athlete enrolled in a two-year degree program shall be eligible only if that student-athlete was admitted to the institution under the same standards as four-year degreeseeking students and if the two-year degree program is not a terminal program. A waiver of the minimum full-time enrollment requirement may be granted for a student enrolled in the final term of the baccalaureate program (see Bylaw Also, a student may represent the institution while enrolled as a graduate or professional student or while enrolled and seeking a second baccalaureate degree at the same institution (see Bylaw 14.1.9). (Revised: 1/10/05) Good Academic Standing.

To be eligible to represent an institution in intercollegiate athletics competition, a studentathlete shall be in good academic standing as determined by the academic authorities who determine the meaning of such phrases for all students of the institution, subject to controlling legislation of the conference(s) or similar association of which the institution is a member. (Revised: 8/18/06)

14.1.8 Full-Time Enrollment. Requirement for Practice or Competition.

To be eligible for practice or competition, a student-athlete shall be enrolled in at least a minimum fulltime program of studies leading to a baccalaureate or equivalent degree as defined by the institution. For purposes of this bylaw and its subsections, to be eligible for competition, a student-athlete shall be enrolled in not less than 12-semester or quarter hours, regardless of the institution’s definition of minimum full-time program of studies. For practice only, a violation of this bylaw shall be considered an institutional violation per Constitution 2.8.1; however, it shall not affect the student-athlete’s eligibility. (Revised: 1/10/92, 1/11/00, 1/10/05, 10/20/09) Course.

A student-athlete no longer shall be considered enrolled in a minimum full-time program of studies (after dropping a course that places the student below full-time status) when the dropped course becomes official in accordance with procedures determined by the institution for all students. A student-athlete who is adding a course to reach full-time status shall become eligible for practice and competition once the course has been approved by the appropriate department head (or designated representative) and submitted to the registrar.

(Adopted: 1/10/92, Revised: 10/18/04, 10/20/09)