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Athletics

Eligibility

Edmonds College athletics is a member of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) and participates in intercollegiate athletics under the rules of the association.

Due to COVID-19, athletic eligibility rules have been altered for the 2020-21 academic year. For more detailed information, see the NWAC's Compliance & Eligibillity Issues webpage > >

For returning players who participated in the spring sports of baseball and softball, eligibility guidance and FAQ's can be found here > >

The NWAC has granted an eligibility waiver for all student-athletes who participate in 2020-21. 

Read more, including FAQ's > >

During normal times, rules include that: 

  • Athletes must be registered in a minimum of 12 credit hours.
  • Athletes must have passed a minimum of 10 credit hours the last quarter of enrollment.
  • A student-athlete may participate in more than one sport for a NWAC institution during any sport season.
  • Athletes must be registered within 20 days from the beginning of the quarter. 
  • To qualify for eligibility to participate in a second (2nd) season of any sport, you must have earned a minimum of 36 credit hours and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 during any quarter of participation. See pages 26 and 27 of the NWAC codebook for more information.
  • Athletes must be a high school graduate or the class of which you were a member has graduated. 
  • A student-athlete will be charged with one year of eligibility in that sport if they represent a member institution in any athletic contest (excluding scrimmages).
  • Athletes may be declared ineligible if during the sport season you represent any club, organization or team other than your college team. 
  • Student-athletes who are a participant and/or signed to a current Letter of Intent (LOI) must sit out three terms (exclusive of summer) after separation from the athletic program.
  • If convicted for the use or sale of legend drugs, including anabolic steroids, you will be disqualified from participation in a NWAC sponsored athletic event or activity for a period of one year
  • Any time you participate in a regularly scheduled game, match or contest, you will be charged with one year of eligibility in that sport.
  • Transfers from other colleges need to provide official transcripts and a tracer for all institutions attended, even if they did not compete in athletics.
  • All students around the globe (including international) are eligible for athletic grant-in-aid, however international students are not eligible for tuition waivers.                                                                       
  • For more information on compliance and eligibility please visit nwacsports.com/rulesandcompliance.

If you have specific eligibility questions that are not addressed here, please contact athletic director Spencer Stark.