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Q:

Who is eligible to utilize the services of Student Services for Athletes?

A:

All student-athletes on the rosters of our 23 intercollegiate athletic teams. Students on club sports are not eligible for SSA’s services.

Q:

How do I get a tutor?

A:

You simply need to come by the SSA office at 108-G DFH. At that time, we provide you with a list of tutors from Academic Services Center’s TutorFind and the paperwork that you need to have filled out and turned back in to us to ensure payment of the tutor.

Q:

Are absences from class due to participation in athletic games or travel excused?

A:

It depends on whether you follow the proper procedure. The university policy states that absences due to athletic participation or other extracurricular activities in which students are official representatives of the University, shall be recognized as excused absences when the student informs the instructor in writing during the 1st two weeks of the semester of these planned absences. Absences due to similar events that could not have been anticipated
earlier in the semester will be recognized as excused absences upon advanced notification of the instructor by an appropriate faculty advisor or athletic coach. Forms to notify professors of these absences are available in the SSA office.

Q:

What do I need to do to be academically eligible to play my sport?

A:

There are several requirements that you need to be aware of to maintain athletic eligibility. Here is a summary:

  1. You must be registered for a minimum of 12 credits. All courses must be taken for a letter grade or pass/fail. Listener credit
    does not count for athletic eligibility purposes.

  2. You must have completed a minimum of 6 credits from the previous regular academic semester (fall, spring).

  3. Following the first academic year, you must satisfactorily complete at least 24 credits and maintain a quality point index of
    1.800.  From those credits, 75% must be earned during the regular academic year; i.e., no more than 25% of credits can be earned during the summer.

  4. For each subsequent year, you must complete a minimum of 18 credits during the fall-winter-spring semesters.

  5. You must declare a major by the start of the 3rd year (5th semester) of enrollment.

  6. By the start of your 3rd year of enrollment, you must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 1.900 and you must have completed 40% of your degree requirements.

  7. By the start of your 4th year, you must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.000 and completed 60% of the course requirements of your degree program.

  8. By the start of the 5th year, if you are still competing, you must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.000 and completed 80% of the course requirements for your degree program.

Q:

Am I required as a student-athlete to attend study hall? Also, where is study hall held?

A:

Whether or not study hall is required varies by team and coach. SSA recommends 4 hours or 2 nights of study hall for freshmen. Typically, study hall is held in a lecture hall classroom that holds approximately 75 to 100 people and is proctored by SSA staff.

Q:

Can I drop a class in the middle of the semester and still be eligible?

A:

It depends. You are required to stay in at least 12 credits. To ensure that you do not do anything that jeopardizes your eligibility, we require that you consult with SSA staff before changing your schedule during the semester.

 
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