**2016 New Initial Eligibility Rules**

Students enrolling full-time in college on or after August 1, 2016 will be held to a new standard of initial-eligibility requirements.  The NCAA Eligibility Center will evaluate these students based on the the standards found in the table below.

Students who meet these academic standards will be certified as either a qualifier or academic redshirt.  A qualifier is eligible to practice, compete and receive an athletics scholarship as a freshman.  An academic redshirt is eligible to practice and receive an athletics scholarship as a freshman, but is not allowed to compete.

In addition, in order for an academic redshirt to be able to practice in their second semester of enrollment, he or she must successfully complete nine semester credits in their first semester of enrollment.

Qualifier (14.3.1.1) Academic Redshirt (14.02.11.2)
Eligible for financial aid, practice and competition during their first year in college. Eligible for financial aid and practice. No competition during their first year in college.
  • Meets core GPA and SAT/ACT index in Bylaw 14.3.1.1.2 (sliding scale has increased to include higher test scores and at minimum a 2.300 core GPA)
  • Meets core GPA and SAT/ACT index in Bylaw 14.3.1.2.1 (sliding scale specifically for academic redshirts)

English

Math

Natural/physical science

Social science

Addtl Eng/math/n-p science

Addtl core courses

 

4 years

3 years

2 years

2 years

1 year

4 years

English

Math

Natural/physical science

Social science

Addtl Eng/math/n-p science

Addtl core courses

 

4 years

3 years

2 years

2 years

1 year

4 years

  • Completes 10 of the 16 core courses before the start of his/her 7th semester.  Seven of those 10 core courses must include English, math and natural/physical science. These 10 courses cannot be replaced later by other core courses in order to increase GPA.
  • Did not complete 10 core courses before the start of his/her 7th semester OR 7/10 did not include English, math and natural/physical science.
 
  • Must complete 9 hours in the first semester of college in order to be eligible for practice in the second semester.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More details can be found at 2point3.ncaa.org.  Be sure to work closely with your high school counselor so that you can complete all NCAA initial eligibilty requirements.  If you have further questions, please contact the BYU Compliance Office