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Office of Academic Services

2nd level of the Phillips Memorial Library
Phone: 401-865-2494

For additional information:
Kaitlyn O'Malley
Assistant Director for Student-Athlete Services
Phillips Memorial Library, Room 230
Phone: 401-865-2095
Email: komalle5@providence.edu

​Athletics Academic Eligibility

Friar student-athletes are asked to maintain a level of academic standing that will insure they meet NCAA eligibility for athletic participation and Providence College graduation requirements. As a student-athlete, you should be familiar with the following guidelines:

  1. You must be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours at all times in order to practice and compete. You are immediately ineligible if you drop below a full times (12 hours) program of studies (with the exception of seniors who need less than 12 hours to graduate and who have verification from the Dean’s office or graduate students who make take 9 graduate hours to maintain full-times status).
  2. You must pass a minimum number of credit hours toward your degree program (“progress hours”) each year you are enrolled at PC (see eligibility “year-to-year” charts). Student-athletes must also complete a minimum of 6 progress hours each semester in order to be eligible for the next semester.
  3. You must complete a certain percentage of your degree requirements each year, beginning with the start of your third year of enrollment at PC (i.e., under most circumstances, the beginning of your junior year; see eligibility “year-to-year” chart).
  4. If you are planning on changing majors, you must meet with the chairperson of your current major as well as the chairperson of your new major. Then, you must meet with the Office of Academic Services (OAS) personal to determine how the change will affect your NCAA eligibility.
  5. If you are a transfer student, you must meet with the chairperson of your new major to determine which credit hours transfer into your new program before meeting with a staff member of the OAS.

 

​Athletic Academic Eligibility - Year-to-Year Chart ​ ​ ​ ​

​GPA ​Progress Hours*

​Declaration of Major

​Percentage of Degree
​During First Year ​Following the Fall semester; under PC rules, you need a minimum CGPA of 1.60 ​Minimum of 6 hours must be passed each semester in order to be eligible in the next semester. ​No ​No
​Upon entering Sophomore Year

Beginning of Fall:

PC min. CPGA - 1.80; NCAA - 1.80

Beginning of Spring:

PC min. CGPA - 1.90; NCAA - 1.80

​Minimum of 24 hours in previous year.

Minimum of 18 hours during first Fall, Winter, Spring semesters.

Minimum of 6 hours must be passed each semester in order to be eligible in the next semester.

​No ​No
​Upon entering Junior Year

Beginning of Fall:

PC min. CGPA - 1.99; NCAA - 1.90

Beginning of Spring:

PC min. CGPA - 2.00; NCAA - 1.90

​Minimum of 18 hours during Sophomore Fall, Winter, Spring semesters.

Minimum of 6 hours must be passed each semester in order to be eligible for next semester.

​Yes ​40% Complete
​Upon entering Senior Year

Beginning of Fall:

PC min. CGPA - 2.00; NCAA - 2.00

Beginning of Spring:

PC min. CGPA - 2.00; NCAA - 2.00

​Minimum of 18 hours during Junior Fall, Winter, Spring semesters.

Minimum of 6 hours must be passed each semester in order to be eligible for next semester.

​Yes ​60% Complete
​Upon entering 5th Year

Beginning of Fall:

PC min. CGPA - 2.00; NCAA - 2.00

Beginning of Spring:

PC min. CPGA - 2.00; NCAA - 2.00

​Minimum of 18 hours during Senior Fall, Winter, Spring semesters.

Minimum of 6 hours must be passed each semester in order to be eligible for the next semester

​Yes ​80% Complete
 Note – These charts assume that you are always enrolled as a full-time student; rules may have different applications for those enrolled part-time or not at all during one or more semesters. These rules are subject to change, pending PC or NCAA policy/legislation revisions.

 

IMPORTANT: Under most circumstances, if you are placed on academic probation after any semester, you are immediately ineligible for competition.

*Progress hours are hours passed that count toward the completion of your degree program. For undeclared students, progress hours are any hours passed that may count toward any degree program available on campus.

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