Policy on Good Academic Standing

To be eligible to represent West Chester University in NCAA athletic competition, students must meet and maintain all NCAA academic requirements and sustain progress towards a baccalaureate degree.

Current West Chester University policy dictates two areas of academic standards that require action by the university. These are probation and dismissal. Students who are on probation have a responsibility to develop an Academic Recovery Plan (ARP) in order to increase his or her cumulative grade point average. The ARP is closely monitored by the student’s academic advisor. In addition, student–athletes who are placed on probation are enrolled in the Academic Mentor Program within the Department of Athletics. While participating in these programs, student–athletes are considered to be making academic progress and are in good standing for the purposes of maintaining NCAA academic eligibility. Good standing as defined by the NCAA is as follows: with the completion of 24, 48 and 72 credits a student–athlete’s GPA must be a 1.8, 1.9, 2.0 or higher, respectively. Student–athletes who are dismissed are not in good standing and not eligible to represent West Chester University in athletic competition.

Approved by the AAB February 18, 2010

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