DIXIE STATE COLLEGE OF UTAH

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL


Section: 5-Student Services

Policy No: 50

Approved: 09/12/06
Revised: 11/16/07

Policy: STUDENT ATHLETE PROGRESS TOWARD DEGREE

5-50 STUDENT ATHLETE PROGRESS TOWARD DEGREE

50.1 In order to practice and compete in an athletic program, student-athletes will comply with the following NCAA and institutional satisfactory progress requirements:

50.1.1 New student-athletes must be enrolled, and remain enrolled, in a full-time program of studies leading to a baccalaureate degree.

50.1.2 Student-athletes must declare a major and make progress toward that specific degree prior to their fifth semester of collegiate enrollment and be eligible by all NCAA standards.

50.1.3 Student-athletes that have already received a baccalaureate degree must be enrolled in either 12 credits leading to a second baccalaureate degree or 9 credit hours leading toward a graduate degree.

50.1.4 Continuing student-athletes must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits each semester.

50.1.5 Continuing student-athletes must have received a passing grade in an average of 12 or more credits during each of their previous fall and spring semesters, or they must have received a passing grade in 24 or more credits since the beginning of the previous fall term.

50.1.6 Continuing student-athletes must receive a passing grade in at least 75 percent of the semester credits required for degree progress during fall and spring (e.g., no more than six credits taken during summer will count toward satisfactory progress).

50.1.7 Student-athletes must receive a passing grade in at least 6 credits each fall and spring semester in order to be eligible to compete during the following semester

50.2 To fulfill the “satisfactory completion” requirements, a student-athlete must achieve the following minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA, based on a maximum of 4.000) as measured at the beginning of the fall term, or at the beginning of any other regular term of that academic year:

50.2.1 Student-athletes with 24 or more semester credits must earn at least a 1.800 GPA.

50.2.2 Student-athletes with 48 or more semester credits must earn at least a 1.900 GPA.

50.2.3 Student-athletes with 72 or more semester credits must earn at least a 2.000 GPA.

50.2.4 Student-athletes with 96 or more semester credits must maintain at least a 2.000 GPA.

50.2.4.1 All credits that apply to the student-athlete’s degree (e.g., part-time, transfer, advanced placement, and other types of credit) shall be used in determining the number of semester credits completed, and all applicable credits will be included in the calculation the minimum GPA requirements.