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Washington State University Athletics offers support for student-athletes through several academic programs to help student-athletes start on the right path, maintain academic progress and complete their degrees during their time at WSU. Click the links above for more information on specific academic programs at WSU.

Proactive Weekly Academic Meetings

The Student-Athlete Development staff meets weekly with high risk, moderate risk, and new student-athletes to provide a structured academic support program and to track academic progress in each class.

The academic advisor assists the student-athlete with class selection, major selection, graduation planning, career planning, time management, goal setting, study skills, and learning strategies. Advisors work closely with WSU faculty to monitor grades and class attendance. The staff also communicates with the student-athlete's faculty to provide assistance with rescheduling or making up class assignments and exams missed due to team travel.

Proactive weekly monitoring improves communication among the academic advisors, student-athletes, coaches, faculty advisors, and instructors. New student-athletes may be assigned to a Peer Academic Counselor for their weekly meetings.

Summer School

The goal of WSU-funded summer school is to enhance progress toward a degree, and provide the student-athlete the opportunity to complete his/her degree at the same time eligibility is completed. Review of applications will begin mid-April. To ensure serious consideration and timely notification, summer school applications must be submitted no later than the Friday after registration opens for summer school. NOTE: If a student-athlete quits his/her team with the intent to transfer to another institution or if his/her scholarship will not be renewed for the upcoming year, the summer school financial aid agreement will become null and void immediately.

Summer school applications are available in the Academic Services Office, Bohler Athletic Complex 285, beginning the first Monday in March.

NCAA Criteria:

  • ►  To be considered for summer school financial aid, the student-athlete must have been in residence at least one term of the regular academic year and must have received athletically-related financial aid.
  • ►  Summer school financial aid may be awarded only in proportion to the amount of athletically-related financial aid received during the previous academic year.
  • ►  Summer school financial aid can be awarded only for WSU Pullman enrolled course work.

WSU Athletics Criteria:

  • ►  Award of summer school financial aid will be determined by the Academic Services staff based on the best academic plan for graduation for each student-athlete. The Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development will make all final decisions regarding summer aid.
  • ►  To receive full consideration for summer financial aid, student-athletes must earn a minimum 9 credits with a minimum 2.00 fall semester GPA and maintain a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA. Academic progress for student-athletes who do not meet this minimum standard will be re-evaluated during the spring semester.
  • ►  Request for aid for off-campus internship credits will be evaluated on an individual basis. If off-campus internship hours are approved, aid will only include tuition and required books.
  • ►  WSU Distance Degree Program credits will not be funded through WSU athletics summer aid program.
  • ►  A maximum of two summer session courses will be funded (equivalent student-athletes will be funded for proportionate amount).
  • ►  If students qualify for stipend funding per NCAA rules, stipends will be awarded based on the number of weeks enrolled. Maximum funding for summer stipends will be eight weeks.
  • ►  To receive full stipend when enrolled in a six- or eight-week summer session, student-athletes must be enrolled in a minimum of two courses (equivalent student-athletes will be funded for proportionate amount).
  • ►  If enrolled in two courses over a 12-week period, the maximum stipend will be eight weeks.
  • ►  If enrolled in a four-week summer session, student-athletes may enroll in only one course.

Options for Student-Athletes not Receiving Athletics Summer School Financial Aid

  • ►  Attend WSU and be responsible for paying for summer course work. Apply for federal financial aid, loan, or work study aid.
  • ►  Attend summer school at a university or community college away from WSU. All transfer course work must be approved prior to enrolling in the off-campus course work. Prior Approval Forms are available at the Academic Office in Bohler Athletic Complex 285. If needed for NCAA eligibility, prior approval must be completed for those credits to count for a student-athlete's eligibility certification.

Failure to Meet Summer School Contractual Agreement

Once summer athletics aid is authorized, student-athletes must attend class, access services if noted in the contract, and work to earn "C" and above grades. If this expectation is not met, aid may be stopped immediately and may be terminated for the remainder of the summer. Additionally, the Athletics Department reserves the right to bill student-athletes for any "W" or "F" grades earned during the summer session.

Study Abroad Program

The intent of the Study Abroad Program is to assist student-athletes in the fulfillment of "abroad" degree requirements, as well as to facilitate leadership and global competency opportunities.

In order to be considered for Study Abroad Program funding, a student-athlete must:

  • Be certified into a major that mandates study abroad as part of the degree requirements, or demonstrate how an abroad experience would enhance said individual's student-athlete experience
  • Have completed at least one year of eligibility and been on athletic aid at WSU
  • Be in junior (60+ credits), senior (90+ credits), or degree completion program standing
  • Have earned a minimum of nine credits in the previous term and maintained at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA prior to application
  • Have the recommendation and support of his/her respective head coach
  • Have the recommendation and support of senior athletic administration
  • Have completed the University Writing Portfolio (e.g., timed writing exam and portfolio papers turned into the writing office) prior to application process
  • Attach an official university Degree Audit Report to the application

If the above criteria is not met, the student-athlete can appeal to the Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Student Services.

Financial Assistance and Academic Expectations:

  • Study Abroad Program financial aid will fund tuition, books, fees, and room and board when permissible. Tuition aid will be at the proportionate level to previous tuition award. Additional Study Abroad Program costs will be applied for and addressed via the Student Assistance Fund.
  • Failure to complete the degree during the term of the award, or earning "F", "W", or "I" in any class may result in cancellation of any future financial aid. Student-athletes would then assume all future financial obligations relative to their degree. Athletics also reserves the right to bill the student-athlete's student account for incomplete or failed course work.
  • Specific courseload approval and associated financial support will be determined by the Associate Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Development.

Study Abroad Program applications are available in the Student-Athlete Development office in Bohler Athletic Complex 285.

Degree Completion Programs

The purpose of the Degree Completion Program is to assist student-athletes who have exhausted their athletic eligibility complete the requirements for their first bachelor's degree. Degree completion applications are available in Bohler Athletic Complex 285. Students should return the completed application by April 1 for summer, fall, or spring financial aid.

Criteria:

In order to be considered, a student-athlete must:

  1. Have completed at least one year of eligibility at WSU.
  2. Have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and have earned a minimum of 90 credit hours.
  3. If on athletic aid for five years: Be within one semester of a degree
    If on athletic aid for four years or less: Be within two semesters of a degree
  4. Enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours each semester of the award unless their degree requirements are less. No more than 18 hours can be taken in a semester at WSU expense.
  5. Complete the Junior Writing Portfolio.
  6. Attach an official University Degree Audit Report to the application.

If the above criteria are not met, the student can appeal to the Associate Director Athletics for Student-Athlete Development.

Financial Assistance and Expectations:

  • ►  Degree Completion financial aid will be tuition, books and fees, at a proportionate level to previous tuition award. Maximum two terms will be funded through the Degree Completion Program (summer school counts as a term).
  • ►  All student-athletes in the Degree Completion Program will be assigned an internship in the Athletics Department. The required hours will be determined by their previous history of athletic financial assistance.
  • ►  Aid will be approved from semester to semester on the basis of successful academic progress. Failure to complete the degree during the term of the award or earning "F", "W", or "I" in any class may result in cancellation of any future financial aid. Student-athletes would then assume all future financial obligations relative to their degree. Athletics also reserves the right to bill the student-athlete's student account for incomplete or failed course work.
  • ►  Student-athletes may not make any change to their schedule without receiving prior approval from the Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development.
Delayed Graduation

The function of the Delayed Graduation Program is to advance professional coaching opportunities for undergraduate student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility.

In order to considered for the Delayed Graduation Program, a student-athlete must:

  • Have completed at least one year of eligibility and been on athletic aid at WSU
  • Have earned a minimum of nine credits in the previous term and maintained at least a 2.20 cumulative GPA prior to application
  • Have the recommendation and support of his/her respective head coach
  • Have the recommendation and support of senior athletic administration
  • Have completed the University Writing Portfolio (e.g., timed writing exam and portfolio papers turned into the writing office) prior to application process
  • Attach an official university Degree Audit Report to the application

If the above criteria are not met, the student-athlete can appeal to the Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Student Services.

Financial Assistance and Academic Expectations:

  • Delayed Graduation Program aid will be limited to the proportionate amount of tuition received during the current academic year. In addition, Delayed Graduation Program awards will include required textbooks, mandatory fees, course fees, and a room and board stipend.
  • Specific courseload approval and associated financial support will be determined by the associate director of athletics for student-athlete development.
  • All student-athletes in the Delayed Graduation Program will be assigned to their respective sport programs as part of their professional "internship" opportunity. The required hours will be determined by their previous history of athletic financial assistance, typically 10-20 hours per week.
  • Aid will be approved from semester to semester on the basis of successful academic and internship progress.
  • Failure to complete the degree during the term of the award, or earning "F", "W", or "I" in any class may result in cancellation of any future financial aid. Student-athletes would then assume all future financial obligations relative to their degree. Athletics also reserves the right to bill the student-athlete's student account for incomplete or failed course work.

Note: Delayed Graduation Program applications are available in the Student-Athlete Development office in Bohler Athletic Complex 285.

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