Academic Requirements

CCCAA Eligibility

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1.2       Athletic Eligibility (Adopted & effective 7/16/15)

In order to be eligible to compete while representing a CCCAA member institution,

student-athletes must maintain their athletic eligibility at all times. Students will be

deemed athletically ineligible upon completion of their 2nd season of sport specific

competition. They may also be deemed athletically ineligible for providing incomplete or

false information during the eligibility process, receiving impermissible benefits,

committing violations of amateurism policies and any other provision of the CCCAA

Constitution and Bylaws not covered under Bylaw 1.3. In addition there may be

California State and/or

 

1.3       Academic Eligibility 

1.3       EFFECTIVE 7/1/15—ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY: In order to be eligible and remain

eligible to represent an institution in intercollegiate athletics competition a student athlete

has to successfully complete at least 50 percent of their total units attempted with a

cumulative 2.0 GPA beginning with and including the units taken during the first

semester/quarter of competition. (Adopted 4/4/14 effective 7/1/15) (Revised 6/19/14 effective 7/1/15)

 

1.3.1    In order to be eligible for non-conference, conference, and postconference competition, a

student athlete must be continuously and actively enrolled and attending class in a

minimum of 12 units at his/her California community college during the season of sport.

Students dropping below 12 units are not eligible for competition until they are once

again actively enrolled and attending class in at least 12 units.

 

1.3.3    Of the 12 units, at least 9 shall be attempted in courses counting toward remediation,

career technical education/certificate courses, associate degree requirements, transfer/

general education, and/or lower division theoretical major preparation courses as defined

by the college catalog and/or articulation agreements and be consistent with the student

athlete's educational plan. (Adopted 4/4/08 effective 7/1/08)

 

1.3.4    Of the 12 units, at least 9 shall be attempted in courses counting toward remediation,

career technical education/certificate courses, associate degree requirements, transfer/

general education, and/or lower division theoretical major preparation courses as defined

by the college catalog and/or articulation agreements and be consistent with the student

athlete's educational plan. (Adopted 4/4/08 effective 7/1/08)

 

1.3.8    In order to be eligible for competition at a California community college, the college

administrative representative shall certify that the student athlete has an abbreviated and/

or comprehensive individual educational plan on file, by the following dates: (Adopted

3/31/11 effective 7/1/11) (Revised 3/31/16 effective 7/1/16)

A. October 15 (of the given year) for those student athletes whose first competition, in

any sport, occurs during the fall academic term.

B. March 1 (of the given year) for those student athletes whose first competition, in any

sport, occurs during the spring academic term.

 

1.3.9    A student must be registered, enrolled, and attending class no later than four (4) weeks

after the first day of class instruction in order to represent that California community

college in athletic competition during that season.

 

1.6       Eligibility for Continuing Competition

1.6.1    Once a student competes in any scheduled game, meet, or match; as defined in Bylaw

1.15, the student must complete and pass 24-semester/36-quarter units to be eligible for

the second season of that sport. Furthermore: (Please refer to bylaw 1.3 as of July 1st 2015)

A. The 24-semester/36-quarter units must be successfully completed at an accredited

postsecondary institution(s). The 24-semester/36-quarter unit count begins with and includes the units taken

during the first semester/quarter of competition for that sport and must be successfully completed prior to the

beginning of the semester/quarter of the second season of sport.

B. Units from a course repeated to raise a grade of "D" or better shall not be counted to

the 24-semester/36-quarter unit requirement for second season of sport

eligibility.

C. Incomplete grades are part of the academic work of that semester/quarter. The units

may not be used for eligibility purposes until the course work is made up and the grade is officially changed and

recorded to be above an "F."E. In addition to the 24-semester/36-quarter unit requirement, the student must also

have a cumulative 2.0 grade point average in course work completed for credit at accredited postsecondary

institutions. This grade point average must include all courses taken since the start of the term of the first

competition in any CCCAA sanctioned sport, with the exception of course work where substandard grades (D, F)

were forgiven through course repetition or academic renewal per regulations of Title V.

D. Of the 24-semester/36-quarter units to be completed, 18-semester/24-quarter units

shall be in course work counting toward remediation, career technical education/

certificate courses, associate degree requirements, transfer/general education, and/or

lower division theoretical major preparation courses as defined by the college

catalog and/or articulation agreements and be consistent with the student athlete's

educational plan.

 

(Adopted 4/4/08 effective 7/1/08) (Adopted 4/4/14 effective 7/1/15)  (Revised 4/2/15 effective 7/1/15)

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