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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Athletic Eligibility

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The following rules govern student athletes at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

  • To PRACTICE and/or COMPETE, students must register for a minimum of 12 credits total credits each term. To be eligible the following year, students must pass 24 credits in their degree program. A degree program consists of major, minor, General Education, Professional Education, Computer Science 101, Physical Education 291, and Cultural Diversity courses.
  • All student athletes must have passed 24 credits since the beginning of the previous Fall term or complete an average of 12 credits for all terms that they were enrolled in as a full-time student during the academic year.
  • Students must earn 75% (18) of their credits during the Fall and Spring terms. Only 25% (6) of their credits may be earned during the summer session.
  • All students should register at their scheduled times each term.
  • All student athletes have a hold placed on their academic records the week before the term begins.
  • No student athlete may drop or add a course without receiving permission from the Athletic Academic Eligibility Officer. The permission form may be obtained in the Office of the Registrar.
  • Student athletes may not drop a course that puts them under 12 credits without first discussing the eligibility implications with their head coach and receiving written permission from that coach (a [PDF] drop/add request form (85 KiB) is available online).
  • Student athletes must have permission to drop courses, miss a term, enroll in summer sessions at another institution, and take concurrent courses at 2 separate institutions.
  • A student athlete who receives a grade of "D" in a course may repeat that course. When the course is repeated, the repeated course must be taken above the 12 credits in their degree program.
  • A student athlete who receives a grade of "F" in a course may repeat that course. Because the student did not receive credit for that course, the repeated course IS counted in their degree program when they repeat it.
  • Learning disabled students may enroll for 9 credits each term and be considered a full-time student.

Questions concerning Athletic Eligibility should be directed to

the Athletic Eligibility Officer

room:  WA 132; phone:  389-6269