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I. Scope

This policy addresses academic requirements for participation in intercollegiate athletic programs at Earlham College.

I. Policy Statement

As educators, one important goal of the Earlham Department of Athletics is to fully live the College’s Athletics and Wellness Mission Statement through our commitment to the academic success of our student-athletes.

An Earlham student-athlete is expected to be making satisfactory progress toward his/her degree and must be registered for a minimum of 12 semester credit hours to be eligible to participate. A student who is not meeting the progress toward her/his degree requirement may be placed in one of four categories: academic caution, probation, final probation or suspension from the College.

A student who is placed on final probation at the end of a given semester will not be eligible to participate in traditional regular-season contests during the ensuing semester. However, a student-athlete may remain on their athletics team, participate in practices and in non-traditional season practices and contest(s) with their respective program at both the Director of Athletics’ and the head coach’s discretion. A student-athlete may return to traditional regular-season competition only after being removed from final probation at the end of a semester.

II. Review and Approval History

Reviewed and discussed by Athletics Advisory Committee, September 20, 2013.

Approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the College’s chief academic officer.

Policy specifications

Last revision: 09/20/2013
Responsible office: Student Life
Athletics
Academic Affairs
Responsible party(ies): Director of Athletics, Registrar
Approved by: Vice President for Academic Affairs
Approval date: 09/20/2013
Effective date: 09/20/2013
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Policy home: https://earlham.edu/policy/student-athlete-academic-eligibility