Standards of Progress

Satisfactory Progress Policy

Federal financial aid regulations require students to make satisfactory academic progress toward their degree to remain eligible for financial aid.  Use this link to view the undergraduate and graduate satisfactory progress policies.

NCAA Eligibility Requirements

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) requires that student-athletes be in good academic standing and maintain satisfactory academic progress toward a baccalaureate degree to remain eligible to represent an institution in intercollegiate athletics competition. The following table lists the total number of credits that must be complete and the minimum cumulative GPA that must be attained by a student-athlete at Michigan Technological University by the end of each academic year to meet NCAA eligibility requirements.

12 Credit Rule - Full-Time Enrollment
All student-athletes must be enrolled in 12 credits at all times to be eligible for practice and competition. These 12 credits can be graded or pass/fail. A student-athlete can only be enrolled in less than 12 credits in his/her final semester prior to graduation. This must be certified by Degree Services.

Division I — Men's Ice Hockey:

  1. Must declare a major by the start of the third year to be eligible to compete.
  2. Student-athletes must be in good standing with the University (not withdrawn or suspended).
Entering 2nd Year of Collegiate EnrollmentEntering 3rd Year of Collegiate EnrollmentEntering 4th Year of Collegiate EnrollmentEntering 5th Year of Collegiate Enrollment
  • 24 semester credits
  • 18 credits earned during academic year
  • 1.80 GPA for graduation
  • Six credits/term
  • A maximum of six semester hours of remedial courses may be used in the first year
  • 40% of degree requirements
  • 18 credits earned during academic year
  • 2.00 GPA for graduation
  • Six credits/term
  • Declaration of degree program
  • 60% of degree requirements
  • 18 credits earned during academic year
  • 2.00 GPA for graduation
  • Six credits/term
  • 80% of degree requirements
  • 18 credits earned during academic year
  • 2.00 GPA for graduation
  • Six credits/term

Division II
A student-athlete must pass at least 24 credit hours of college work during the two (2) previous semesters or have an average of 12 credits each term attended (summer school can only account for 25 percent of the 24 credits) and maintain the following grade point average:

GPA Requirements for DII
1.80—After completion of 24 semester credit hours.
2.00—After completion of 48 semester credit hours, or thereafter.

Six Credit Hours Eligibility Requirement
All student-athletes currently enrolled must successfully complete at least six semester hours in the previous regular academic term of full-time enrollment to be eligible to participate in the next regular academic term. Student-athletes not meeting the satisfactory progress requirements because of mitigating or extenuating circumstances may request reinstatement by writing a letter of appeal to the Athletic Department, care of the Compliance Office, within one week of notification of loss of eligibility.

Veterans' Standards of Progress

The veterans' standards of progress are the same as for all other University students as listed under Academic Policies and Procedures.

  1. All students receiving veterans’ benefits must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00. Failure to maintain that GPA will result in the student being placed on probation. A student will be allowed two terms, including the summer session, to raise the cumulative GPA to that required for graduation to come off probation. If the student fails to remove himself or herself from probation, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) will be notified in writing. Requests for reinstatement of VA benefits will be made only after a veteran has been removed from probation and has attained a cumulative GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale).
  2. All student veterans receiving benefits must schedule a minimum of 12 credits of their major core requirements to receive full benefits.
  3. Repeated courses are authorized for student veterans receiving benefits only if the course being repeated is a major, minor, or core requirement. Repeating a non-failing grade is not considered VA certifiable.
  4. All accepted applicants who are requesting veterans' benefits will be given credit for previous training, where appropriate. The total length of time will be reduced proportionately toward completion of degree requirements. All students receiving veterans' benefits must submit transcripts and other documents showing credit for previous training to the Admissions Office by the end of the first term of enrollment. Failure to do so will result in no further certification for veterans' benefits until those transcripts have been provided.

Financial Aid
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