The following criteria must be met in order for a student to be NAIA eligible to represent Viterbo:
- An entering student (freshman and transfer) must be certified by the NAIA
Eligibility Center prior to the first competition. A student should contact his or
her coach for information about the NAIA Eligibility Center. New freshman must meet two of the three criteria below to be deemed eligible by the NAIA. Transfer students are deemed eligible if they meet NAIA requirements, including those listed in numbers 2-11. Once a student registers with the NAIA Eligibility Center s/he can view eligibility determinations.
- Achieve a minimum of 18 on the ACT or 860 (combination of Critical Reading and Math scores) on the SAT.
- Achieve a minimum overall high school grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Graduate in the top half of a high school graduating class.
- A student MUST be making normal progress toward a recognized baccalaureate degree and maintain the grade points required to remain a student in good standing (a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0).
- A student MUST be enrolled in 12 institutionally approved or required credits (001 courses included) at the time of participation.
- A student MUST, if a second semester freshman, have accumulated nine credits.
- A student MUST have accumulated a minimum total of 24 credits (including 001 courses) the two immediately previous terms of attendance. Up to 12 institutional credits earned during the summer and/or non-term may be applied to meet the 24-hour rule, provided such credit is earned AFTER one of the two immediately previous semesters of attendance.
- Students repeating courses should check with their coach to make sure they will retain eligibility. The NAIA has specific rules on repeat courses.
- A student must, upon reaching junior academic standing (61 credits earned), have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- A student must, to participate the second season in a sport, have accumulated at least 24 credits.
- A student must, to participate the third season in a sport, have accumulated at least 48 credits.
- A student must, to participate the fourth season in a sport, have accumulated at least 72 credits. These credits must include at least 48 credits in general education and/or the student's major field of study.
- A student must, to participate the third and/or fourth season in a sport, have and maintain a total cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
*The criteria printed above is not to be construed as a complete listing of all the rules of the NAIA, but rather as a guide for academic advisors. Student athletes should contact the Athletic Academic Liaison for further information on eligibility.
Note: Students participating in intercollegiate bowling follow the United State Bowling Congress (USBC) eligibility standards. They are similar, but not identical to the above.