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Guidelines for Student-Athletes

For detailed information, visit the Athletics Student Services Web site or contact a staff member assigned to the sport.


  • This is the student-athlete’s practice time block.
  • It varies according to each team.
  • Please do not remove an ICA.

Credit and Degree-applicable Hours

  • Student-athletes must be enrolled in 12 credit hours per semester at all times.
  • Student-athletes must obtain the following degree-applicable hours:
      • 24 hours (all completed at Purdue) at the completion of their 1st year
      • 51 hours at the completion of their 2nd year
      • 78 hours at the completion of their 3rd year
      • 105 hours at the completion of their 4th year

Selecting and Changing Majors

  • Student-athletes are required to be in a coded major by the beginning of their fifth semester.
  • Those wishing to CODO should contact the Athletics academic advisor.
  • The student-athlete must be able to graduate in five years in the new major.
  • Course grades that are deleted at the time of CODO are added back into the GPA for Athletics eligibility purposes.


“I” grades are calculated as “F” grades for student-athletes.

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