Current Student-Athlete Information
- Agent / Amateurism
- Continuing Eligibility
- Full Time Enrollment Requirement- To be eligible for practice, competition, and financial aid, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. If you need fewer than 12 credit hours to graduate, you may enroll in only these final hours and still be eligible for practice, competition, and financial aid in you receive written permission from your College Dean. Graduate students who have eligibility remaining must be enrolled in at least nine credit hours to be considered full-time at The University of Delaware.
- Progress Toward Degree Requirements while enrolled as a student-athlete at the University of Delaware, in order to maintain your eligibility, you must:
- Complete 24 credits prior to your second year of enrollment;
- Earn six academic credits in the previous regular academic term of full-time enrollment;
- Earn 18 semester credits during the academic year (excluding summer);
- Declare a major no later than the beginning of your fifth semester or third year of enrollment and, thereafter, complete the required credits in courses applicable to your declared major;
- Complete 40% of your degree requirements before the beginning of your third year of enrollment and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA that is 90% of the minimum GPA required to graduate (at least 1.8);
- Complete 60% of your degree requirements before the beginning of your fourth year of enrollment and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA that is 95% of the minimum GPA required to graduate (at least 1.9) ;
- Complete 80% of your degree requirements before the beginning of your fifth year of enrollment and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA that is 100% of the minimum GPA required to graduate (2.0).
- NCAA Five-Year Rule - The NCAA states that you have five calendar years in which to complete four years of competition in a sport. This five-year clock begins when you become a full-time student at any collegiate institution. These five years are continuous. If you are not enrolled in school at any time during these five years, you do not regain that time. In special cases, you may be granted an extension of the five-year eligibility clock.
- Compliance Forms
- Financial Aid
- Outside Competition Regulations
- General Rule -A student-athlete in any sport other than basketball who participates during the academic year as a member of any outside team in any noncollegiate, amateur competition becomes ineligible for intercollegiate competition unless eligibility is restored by the Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement. However, a student-athlete is permitted to practice on such a team.
- During Official Vacation Period -A student-athlete may compete outside of the institution's declaring playing and practice season as a member of an outside team in any noncollegiate, amateur competition during any official vacation period published in the University of Delaware's catalog. You cannot compete wearing a UD uniform or any other apparel that you have received from UD. However, you may use equipment that you have been issued by UD. The number of student-athletes from UD shall not exceed the following limits:
Team Sports Individual Sports
- Baseball (4)
- Basketball (2)
- Football (5)
- Lacrosse (5)
- Soccer (5)
- Softball (4)
- Volleyball (2)
- Cross Country (2)
- Golf (2)
- Swimming and Diving (5)
- Tennis (2)
- Track and Field (7)
Soccer, Women's Volleyball and Field Hockey Exception: In soccer, women's volleyball and field hockey, a student-athlete may compete outside of the institution's declared playing and practice season as a member of an outside team in any noncollegiate, amateur competition, provided:
- Such participation occurs no earlier than May 1;
- The number of student-athletes does not exceed the limits stated above;
- The competition is approved by the Director of Athletics;
- No class time is missed for practice activities or for competition; and
- In women's volleyball, all practice and competition is confined to doubles tournaments in outdoor volleyball, either sand or grass.
Competition as an Individual: It is permissible for a student-athlete to participate in outside competition as an individual during the academic year in the student-athlete's sport, as long as the student-athlete does not represent the University of Delaware in the competition and does not engage in any competition as a member of or receive expenses from an outside team.
***Prior to competing in outside competition, please discuss the details with your coach to ensure that your involvement does not jeopardize your eligibility to compete for the University of Delaware.
- Summer League Permission Form