Saint Benedict's and Saint John's follow the MIAC and NCAA regulations that require that students must be enrolled in 12 credits or more, be in good standing (i.e. not on academic or disciplinary probation) and be making normal progress toward a degree to be eligible for intercollegiate athletic training and contests. All other regulations of the conference and association must also be fulfilled.
Any continuing student whose cumulative GPA at the end of either semester falls below the minimum academic standards resulting in academic probation is ineligible (see previous section on minimum academic standards). Students on academic probation for not making normal progress toward a degree (i.e. not earning at least 24 credits in the two preceding semesters) or as the result of a successful dismissal appeal are ineligible (see previous section on academic probation). Students on disciplinary probation may be ineligible (see previous section on consequences of academic or disciplinary probation). Transfer students should consult with their coach and the faculty athletic representative before their first competition to determine their eligibility.
An ineligible student, for reasons of having a cumulative GPA below the minimum academic standard, who has made significant improvement in his or her level of achievement at the end of the probationary semester and has succeeded in reducing his or her cumulative grade point deficiency may be declared eligible by the academic dean or the dean's designee.