Academic Eligibility

NJCAA Student-Athlete Academic Eligibility

Jamestown Community College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and abides by NJCAA rules, which include the following:

  • Transfer students must have an official college transcript sent to the Registrar's Office.
  • The GPA that transfer students attained at other institutions must be used in determining student's eligibility.
  • Students must be enrolled at JCC when the sport commences. A student can not join the basketball team if he/she enrolled in January, as that sport begins in the fall semester. A spring sport athlete can enroll in January and compete that same spring season.
  • During the advisement process, any transfer student, part-time student, non-high school graduate, or student with delayed enrollment should be referred to the director of Athletics.
  • Any student/athlete that provides false information, transcripts, and/or documents to this college effecting eligibility will lose the right to any athletic participation at Jamestown Community College.
  • Every student athlete must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester to be eligible to compete. Any student dropping below 12 credit hours, at any time during the semester, will immediately become ineligible. 

First Season of Competition

First semester: Must maintain enrollment minimum of 12 credit hours.

Second semester: For spring sports, or sports that span two semesters, the student athlete must pass a minimum of 12 credit hours with a 2.0 grade point average before the start of the second semester sport.

Second Season of Competition

First semester: Student must pass a minimum of 24 credit hours with a 2.00 grade point average AND pass a minimum of 12 credit hours with a 1.75 grade point average or higher the previous semester,


pass an accumulation of credit hours equal to 12 multiplied by the number of terms in which the student was previously enrolled full-time.

Second semester: Same as the first semester of the second season of competition.

The guidelines above are basic principles. 

See the director of Athletics with your individual situation so your eligibility can be determined.

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