Academic eligibility

To ensure athletic eligibility, remain in good standing with VCU and receive continuing support from our staff, student-athletes should adhere to the following expectations:

  • Student-athletes are expected to maintain contact with their assigned student-athlete advisor either through regularly scheduled meetings or when they have an academic concern.
  • When requesting a tutor, student-athletes are expected to follow the outlined procedures for obtaining a tutor and meet with their tutor at the regularly assigned time.
  • If assigned to study hall, student-athletes are expected to complete all required hours, unless excused by their head coach, and to utilize study hall time in a responsible manner.
  • Aside from absences due to competition, student-athletes are expected to attend all lectures, discussions and labs.
  • Student-athletes are expected to make appropriate arrangements with instructors to make up missed tests and other assignments due to athletic travel prior to leaving.
  • Student-athletes are expected to seek out their instructors for extra help when necessary.
  • The NCAA mandates student-athletes must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits at all times during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Student-athletes are expected to maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA at all times.

See the Student-Athlete Handbook for a complete list of student responsibilities.

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