Men’s Division 1 student athletes shall be enrolled in a program of study leading to a baccalaureate, masters, or doctoral degree as determined by the regulations of the university or college
Men’s Division 1 student athletes shall be degree seeking according to that school’s definition of degree seeking and carry a minimum credit requirement of nine (9) semester hours (or the equivalent quarter hours) for undergraduates and six(6) semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours) for master or doctoral candidates.
A Men’s Division II Student athlete shall have ten (10) semesters of ACHA eligibility. If, however, the student athlete was on an NCAA or Canadian University (CIAU) roster at any level at any time for more than one (1) year two (2) semesters, the student athlete is restricted to eight (8) semesters of ACHA Men’s Division II play, minus his time at the NCAA or Canadian University (CIAU) level.
Junior College players shall have ten (10) semesters of ACHA eligibility minus the time spent on a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) roster. One (1) semester on an NJCAA roster equals one (1) semester of ACHA eligibility.
A senior in the last semester or quarter prior to graduation is not required to meet the required semester or quarter hour minimum.
In order to be eligible to play for their new school, transfer students must have been eligible to play for their previous team at the time they transferred. If they were not so eligible, they cannot participate until they satisfy all eligibility requirements as if they previously played for new team.
A Men’s Division 1 student athlete participating in less than 20% of his team’s games (including preseason & exhibition) shall not lose a year of ACHA Men’s Division 1 eligibility in any one season. Red-Shirted student athlete’s names must be submitted at the beginning of the season along with the teams registration form.