Regent University Department of Athletics welcomes inquiries from prospective student-athletes. The Athletic Department is committed to complying with NCCAA Division I recruiting rules. If you are interested in Regent University to further your academic and athletic careers, please keep the following rules in mind during the recruitment process:
NCCAA Eligibility Requirements
In the NCCAA, a student-athlete can compete in four "seasons of competition" within the first ten semesters of college. To ensure progress, a student-athlete must earn a minimum number of institutional credit hours before participating in each additional season of competition. A season of competition is when an athlete participates in one or more intercollegiate contests, whether at the varsity, junior varsity, or freshman level. Student-athlete must be enrolled in at least 12 hours every semester and be making standard progress toward a baccalaureate degree to play in any competition. They must meet freshman and/or continuing eligibility rules.
Must hit two of the three requirements.
- Achieve a minimum of 18 on the ACT OR 970 on the SAT.
- Must pass the standardized test prior to the term in which the student-athlete wants to participate in.
- Achieve a minimum overall high school grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Be in the top half of your graduating high school class.
- If a student's class rank does not appear on the transcript, a signed letter from the principal or headmaster, written on the school's letterhead and with the school's official seal, stating the student's final class rank position or percent may be submitted.
Must have accumulated a minimum of 24 credit hours during the last two semesters of full-time enrollment to be eligible. Once a student-athlete has hit junior status, they are required to have a 2.0 GPA or above.
|Seasons||Semester Hours Earned (Minimum Requirement)|
|Third Season (2.0+ GPA Required)||48|
|Fourth Season (2.0+ GPA Required)||72 (with 48 gen ed./major credits)|
Transfer Student Eligibility
After initial contact is made by the prospective student-athlete, Regent Athletics is permitted to have further contact after the Director of Athletics from the transferring institution is notified. If the transferring institution is not notified, prospective transfer students must have an official release or tracer from the transferring institution prior to transfer approval.
Graduate Student Eligibility
Enrolled as a full-time graduate student as per criteria set by the institution.
Regent University Eligibility Requirements
All current student-athletes must remain in good academic and behavioral standing with the university and Regent Athletics.
Eligibility guidelines are subject to change
High School Student
In NCCAA Division I sports, telephone calls to a prospect or prospect’s relatives or legal guardian(s) be made once the student has started their freshman year of high school.
Four-Year College Transfers
If you are a transfer from a four-year college, Regent University must have written permission from your current or previous school in order to contact you about your transfer options.
Interested in Becoming a Regent University Athlete?
As a Division I South Region member institution in the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCAA), Regent offers opportunities for student-athletes to participate in intercollegiate sports, while giving our student-athletes a venue to glorify God.