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Academic Expectations for Student-Athletes
George Mason University is committed to student-athletes' graduating in a timely manner (no more than 5 years and preferably no more than 8 full-time semesters), ICA's expectations for student-athlete course loads are generally higher than those required to meet NCAA eligibility requirements.
Student-athletes at George Mason are expected to attend all classes at their scheduled times. It is the responsibility of student-athletes to become familiar with professors' policies regarding missed classes and provisions to make up work. Class absences caused by involvement in or travel to athletic events are NOT approved by the university. Approval is subject to each professor's policies. A student-athlete CANNOT be required by a coach or any staff member in ICA to miss a class experience to meet athletic obligations.
Academic Services Program staff members help student-athletes ensure that their scheduled classes will meet NCAA academic eligibility requirements. Although responsibility is shared between student-athletes and their program academic advisors, the staff helps student-athletes balance training and competitive demands of collegiate sport experiences with those of the student-athletes' chosen degree programs. The academic performance and progress of each student-athlete is systematically monitored, and the results are made available to the student-athlete and his or her head coach.
For more information about eligibility, click here.
To find the academic advisor for your degree program, click here.