Tips for Academic Success
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STUDENT ATHLETES SHOULD……
- Be aware that it is your responsibility for Officially Adding, Dropping or Withdrawing from courses. This can affect your eligibility. Look at the Deadline Dates on the inside cover of the Schedule of Classes.
- Be informed of the rules for eligibility, graduation and transfer as established by Pierce College, the NCAA and NAIA.
- Know that the Athletic Counselor is available to assist you with academic support services and education planning.
- Know that the NCAA requires you to have an active, up-to-date education plan (SEP) on file in the Athletic Counseling Office. It is your responsibility to make certain that you are enrolled in the right classes.
- Understand that you need to consult with the Athletic Counselor before you drop a class. If you are out of compliance with your full-time (minimum 12 units) status, you could jeopardize your entire team.
- Understand that dropping classes, receiving D, F and NC grades will jeopardize your ability to graduate, transfer to a university and receive athletic scholarships.
- Understand that you are expected to meet with the Athletic Counselor every semester to plan out your courses for the following semester.
- Use available resources including FREE TUTORING. It is available for many subjects you enroll in and it is your responsibility to seek help from your professors and the Counselor when you are having problems in a class.
- Know that you are expected to attend ALL classes, to be on time, to complete ALL assignments, to take ALL exams and to act in a manner that creates a positive image of athletes in ALL classes.
- Schedule all of your time—get a calendar to write in all important deadlines and dates. Remember to include due dates for assignments and quizzes, traveling dates, appointments with coaches or counselor. Prioritize your tasks daily.
- Understand that your coaches have established consequences when you fail to meet the expectations of the athletic academic program.
- Understand that failure on your part to succeed in your classes will result in loss of graduation, transfer and athletic scholarship opportunities. You take responsibility for any detrimental effects your choices may have on your ability to participate in intercollegiate sports.
- Educate yourself on what it means to transfer go to Pierce College Transfer Website.
YOU MUST “OWN YOUR EDUCATION”
EVERYTHING IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
GO TO CLASS
USE THE RESOURCES
KEEP TWO TYPES OF ELIGIBILITY IN MIND, ATHLETIC AND ADMISSION