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What is an academic redshirt?

Future student-athlete frequently asked questions

 

Answer:

Academic redshirts may practice in the initial term and receive athletics aid during the initial year of full-time collegiate enrollment but may not compete in their first year of full-time collegiate enrollment. In order to meet the academic redshirt standard, a college-bound student-athlete must:

  1. Complete 16 core courses;
  2. Meet the academic redshirt sliding scale (GPA and ACT/SAT sum score); and
  3. Graduate from high school.

See: http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Important_New_Rules/2016_DI_Academic_Requirements.pdf