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Advising Student Athletes
UWG’s student-athlete population is around 300. Men’s Sports: Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Women’s Sports: Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Softball Tennis Track and Field Volleyball Co-ed and Women’s Cheer teams Athletes
The NCAA’s favorite phrase… “It depends.” Like the English language, there are lots of rules and lots of exceptions. Sometimes the rules change. Don’t be nervous! We are here to help! Eligibility 101
Must be registered in full time hours (12) to practice and compete. Most sports have some off-season practice and/or competition Some sports compete in both Fall and Spring semesters Eligibility 101
To maintain NCAA eligibility, student athletes must meet the following eligibility calculations: Successfully complete a combined total of 24 semester credit hours for the year (Soon this is going up to 27 hours) 75% of the 24 hours must be completed in Fall and Spring No “Summer superstars” Completing grades include A, B, C, D and S Ds in ENGL 1101 and 1102 do NOT count as completing grades. Eligibility 101
Student athletes must declare a major by their 5 th semester of enrollment. Students can make changes but we ask them to let us know for tracking and certification purposes. Eligibility 101b
After the 4 th semester, the 24 semester hours each year must apply to the student’s degree progress. If the student’s major does not require or allow enough hours for a minor, courses toward a minor cannot be counted toward the 24 hour requirement. Grade replacements of passing (completed) grades should be in addition to a 12 hour course load (can’t count again towards the 24 hour rule) If possible, should take grade replacement courses in the summer Eligibility 102
Student athletes should meet with an advisor just like any other student Student athletes submit the following to their coaches: Proof of advising with recommended courses (or core/major sections) Wolf Watch Planner Wolf Watch Notes Grades First Notes from advisor Registration “form” with advisor signature CRNs for the recommended courses (the student selects) Print out of Schedule planner Handwritten on their advising confirmation Student athletes must take care of any holds on their accounts Coaches give students’ forms to Dave and Emily Dave and Emily complete the registration process on the first day of registration Registration process
All student athletes should have an “AT” hold on their accounts This prevents students from changing their schedule without first talking with the athletics department (coach, academic support and compliance officer) We want them to understand the potential consequences to changes Athlete Hold
Student athletes (and their friends and relatives) cannot receive extra benefits due to their status as a student athlete Ask yourself: would I do this for any other student (or friend or family member of a student)? Or: How would I handle this situation if the student was not an athlete? Extra Benefits?
Anytime you have questions or concerns about a student athlete, please contact us: Emily Hall Athletics Academic Coordinator UCC Dave Haase UCC 312 Assistant Athletic Director Questions?