The University of Nebraska at Kearney is an NCAA Division II member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). The NCAA has specified a satisfactory progress requirement to determine the eligibility of a continuing student-athlete. This is a separate process from determining initial eligibility for entering freshman student-athletes. The satisfactory progress requirement for continuing student-athletes specifies that:
By the beginning of the third year of enrollment (fifth semester) a student-athlete shall be required to have designated a program of studies leading toward a specific baccalaureate degree. From that point, the credits used to meet progress-toward-degree must be degree credit toward the student's designated degree program. Applicability of the student-athlete's courses to their degree program is determined using the computerized degree audit system. Any variation to the established degree program must be approved in writing by the student-athlete's advisor and the academic department chair.
There are separate rules that apply to transfer students. There are also several waivers and exceptions that are allowed by the NCAA bylaws. Contact the Athletic Department, (308) 865-8514, with any questions.