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NJCAA Eligibility

Finger Lakes Community College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and abides by NJCAA rules, which includes 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 FLCC when the sport commences.  A student could not join the basketball team if he/she enrolled in January.  The only exceptions are religious missions or military duty.
  • Part-time students are eligible if they attend the same institution at least one academic year as part-time students prior to his/her participation, passing at least 12 credit hours with an overall GPA of 1.75 or better.  If at any time the students enroll full-time, they forfeit the privileges under the part-time rule.
  • During the advisement process, any transfer student,  part-time student, and non high school graduate, or students with delayed enrollment should be referred to the Athletic Director.
  • Any student/athlete that provides false information, transcripts and or documents to this college effecting eligibility will lose the right of any athletic participation at Finger Lakes Community College.

A partial list of the eligibility guidelines would include the most common areas of concern for the student athlete:

  1. 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.
  2. Academic standing needed to participate at Finger Lakes Community College.

First Season of Competition

1st Semester:  Must maintain enrollment in a minimum of 12 credit hours.

2nd Semester:  For Spring sports, or sports that span two semesters, the student athlete must pass a minimum of 12 credit hours with a 1.75 grade point average before the start of the second  semester sport.

Second Season of Competition

1st Semester:  Student must pass a minimum of 24 credit hours with a 2.00 grade point average.


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.

2nd Semester:  Same as the 1st semester of the second season of competition.

Find Complete Information on the NJCAA Site