Advising Tips for Athletes
- Student/athletes must be full-time students to be eligible and must earn an average of 12 credit hours per semester in order to remain eligible.
- Student/athletes must declare a major by the start of fall semester junior year.
- Student/athletes are not permitted to miss class for any athletic-related reason other than a game/match/meet. Student/athletes are not allowed to miss class for practice, team meetings, coach meetings, weight-lifting etc; academics take precedence.
- To maintain eligibility, student/athletes have the following GPA and earned credit hour requirements at the end of each year*:
Freshmen 1.8 GPA and 24 hours
Sophomore 1.9 GPA and 24 hours since previous fall
Junior 2.0 GPA and 24 hours since previous fall4th year 2.0 and 24 hours since previous fall
*Student/athletes repeating a course: repeating a failed course is not an issue. However, repeating a class for which a D was earned means the credit hours have already been awarded and cannot be used for current continuing eligibility.
- Athletes should take classes early in the day if at all possible: this minimizes the number of missed classes. The earlier the class, the better, especially in-season.
- Student athletes must see their academic advisor before dropping a class.
- Do not schedule classes past 3 pm (preferably 2pm) especially in season; student/athletes who consistently miss practices due to class conflicts often have persistence problems. Off-Season athletes have greater course schedule flexibility, particularly for classes in their major.
- Student/athletes should aim for a more academically strenuous semester in the off-season and a less strenuous course load in-season.
- Summer school classes at another institution must be pre-approved by the registrar’s office.
- PE team varsity sport credit (PE 115: worth 2 credit hours) may only be used once per student/sport during an academic career. PE 115 is offered for each sport only in the semester in-which the team championship occurs.
- The transfer evaluation sheet for each student/athlete who transfers to MHC from another college or university must be carefully reviewed. The transfer evaluation comes from the registrar’s office.