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.
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.