Academic Standards for Eligibility

Participation on a Griffins team is a privilege MacEwan University students receive based on their athletic abilities. This privilege comes with added responsibility in the classroom in order to compete with the Griffins.

In order to be eligible to compete, the MacEwan University Griffins  require that:

  • A student-athlete must be enrolled as a full-time MacEwan University student in post secondary courses, in the semester of participation at the accredited post-secondary institution for which they represent. Wherein full-time status is defined as being registered in and attending a minimum of three credit courses totaling nine credit hours (or equivalent as determined by the institutions Registrar), in each semester in which they participate in ACAC competition. To participate on a team competing in Canada West, student-athletes must be enrolled in a minimum of three (3) degree courses per semester and successfully complete 18 credits during the calendar year. Please speak with an academic advisor to confirm your Canada West eligibility prior to tryouts.

  • MacEwan University recognizes some students may not be fully prepared to enter a post-secondary program and member institutions offer academic upgrading programs to assist in this transition. A student-athlete enrolled in three courses totaling nine or more credits in an academic upgrading program, in a single semester, are considered eligible for ACAC competition. A student-athlete may be enrolled in two consecutive semesters of nine or more credits in an academic upgrading program in the same academic year. A student-athlete, who is partially enrolled in an academic upgrading program, in a single semester, must be enrolled in a minimum of two courses totaling six or more credits of post secondary level courses to be considered eligible. A student-athlete is permitted to compete for only one academic year within their five years of eligibility while enrolled in an academic upgrading program. English as a Second Language students are considered eligible under similar conditions.
    Note: academic upgrading programs are not eligible for credit towards Canada West participation and eligibility. 

  • Student-athletes must possess a Grade Point Average of 2.0/4.0 or better to be nominated for eligible scholarships and awards.