Article I Section 5 - ELIGIBILITY
The SAIT Trojans and all ACAC/CCAA Schools follow the same rules for elgibility. The eligibility information below is copied from the ACAC Operating Code.
Principles of Eligibility the ACAC acknowledges the following principles regarding the rules of student eligibility:
- To be eligible for ACAC Conference and Non-Conference competition, a student-athlete must be enrolled as a full-time student in post-secondary courses, in the semester of participation, at the accredited post-secondary institution for which he/she represents. (Amended January, 2016)
- To encourage inclusiveness of student participation in athletic opportunities.
- To remain sensitive to the ramifications of student eligibility regulations as they may impact other post-secondary athletic unions (e.g. CCAA, CIS, etc.).
- To remain cognizant of the fundamental right of each ACAC member institution to establish its own academic eligibility standards.
- Rules passed in this section are to be applied from the date passed going forward and are not retroactive unless specified in the specific Operating Code Clause. (Added December, 2013)
As such, the rules of eligibility shall be as follows:
- Student-athletes ruled ineligible by the CCAA eligibility rules shall not be allowed to compete in the ACAC. The ACAC eligibility rules shall match or may be more stringent than the CCAA eligibility rules with the exception of men’s hockey as it pertains to the professional rule.
1.1. Academic Load and Status To be eligible for ACAC competition, a student-athlete must be enrolled as a fulltime student in post secondary courses, in the semester of participation at the accredited post-secondary institution for which he/she represents. (Amended June 2011)
1.1.1. Full-time Status: The ACAC defines full-time status as being enrolled in a minimum nine (9) credit hours (or equivalent as determined by the institution’s Registrar) in each semester in which they participate in ACAC competition. (Amended October, 2009)