Mount Holyoke Athletics Compliance Corner

Mount Holyoke Athletics and NCAA Compliance

The Department of Athletics at Mount Holyoke College is committed to meeting the requirements of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and conference affiliates. With this in mind, this page includes information that pertains to NCAA compliance and eligibility legislation. This information includes policies, rules, and regulations in a wide variety of topics for student-athletes and individuals of athletics interests.

It is the responsibility of the appropriate individuals to understand the below information and ASK if something is confusing. It’s always a good idea to ASK before acting! All information is subject to change as new NCAA legislation passes.

Please contact the Compliance Office with questions:
Erica Lemm, Associate Director of Athletics, Programming

NCAA Eligibility Center

Establishing a profile page with the Eligibility Center allows division III athletes and prospective student-athletes to receive information and education about the student-athlete experience within the NCAA. Registration will also provide student-athletes with an NCAA identification number. Click here to create your free NCAA profile.

Student-Athlete Athletic Eligibility

Credits: Must be enrolled in at least 12 credits at all times during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Academic Progress and Eligibility: Student-athletes are ineligible for competition if they drop below a 2.0 accumulative GPA.

Helpful Links

NCAA Division III

Student-Athlete Handbook

Student-Athlete Summary of NCAA Regulations

The above regulations include specific requirements of current student-athletes pertinent to NCAA guidelines and eligibility. Click here for the Summary of Regulations/Getting In The Game Videos

NCAA Division III Coaches Corner

MHC Athletics Compliance Newsletter:
Fall 2019: Staff | Student-Athletes
Spring 2020: Staff | Student-Athletes

NCAA Sport Science Institute Drug Policies

2019-20 NCAA Banned Drugs List

Guidelines for Representatives of Athletics Interests (Alumni, Parents, Boosters, & Friends)

Transfers/Four-Year College Prospective Student-Athlete

Student-athletes at a four year institution must be released to speak with other institutions about the potential of transferring before any contact or communication (directly or indirectly) occurs.

If you are a student looking to transfer to Mount Holyoke, please have your current institution’s compliance officer send a release to Mount Holyoke’s Associate Director of Athletics, Programming unless you are currently at an NCAA Division III institution in which you can release yourself via the below link.

If you are a current Mount Holyoke student-athlete and are considering transferring to another institution you may release yourself via the below self-release form if you are interested in speaking to another Division III institution. If you’re interested in speaking to a non-Division III institution (Division I, Division II, or NAIA) please contact Mount Holyoke’s Associate Director of Athletics, Programming for a release.

PLEASE make sure a release is granted prior to speaking with any other institutions. You will risk your eligibility by not being released from your current institution prior to any contact. 

Student-Athlete Self Release (Division III to Division III Transfer)