Mount Holyoke Athletics Compliance Corner

Mount Holyoke Athletics and NCAA Compliance

The Department of Athletics at Mount Holyoke College is committed to meeting the requirements of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and conference affiliates. With this in mind, this page includes information that pertains to NCAA compliance and eligibility legislation. This information includes policies, rules, and regulations in a wide variety of topics for student-athletes and individuals of athletics interests.

It is the responsibility of the appropriate individuals to understand the below information and ASK if something is confusing. It’s always a good idea to ASK before acting! All information is subject to change as new NCAA legislation goes into effect.

Please contact the Compliance Office with questions:
Erica Lemm, Senior Associate Director of Athletics

NCAA Eligibility Center

Establishing a profile page with the Eligibility Center allows division III athletes and prospective student athletes to receive information and education about the student-athlete experience within the NCAA. Registration will also provide student-athletes with an NCAA identification number. Click here to create your free NCAA profile.

Student-Athlete Athletic Eligibility

Academic Status: Student-athletes must be enrolled in at least 12 credits at all times during the fall and spring semesters to participate in varsity athletics.
Good Academic Standing: Student-athletes must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
Satisfactory Progress: Student-athletes must pass a total of 24 credit hours in the proceeding two semesters at the College prior to practice/competition.

Name, Image, and Likeness

NCAA college student-athletes now have the opportunity to benefit from their name, image, and likeness. Mount Holyoke College is commited to providing student-athletes with quality opportunities in align with the policy below. Any student-athlete interested in participating in NIL activities should review the policy and are required to disclose those activities by using the reporting form below to ensure compliance with NCAA and institutional policies. 

Name, Image, and Likeness Guide for MHC Student-Athletes
MHC Name, Image, and Likeness Policy
Name, Image, and Likeness, Student-Athlete Reporting Form (Required for NIL Activities)

Helpful Resource Links

Transfers/Four-Year College Prospective Student-Athlete

Student-athletes at a four year institution must be released to speak with other institutions about the potential of transferring before any contact or communication (directly or indirectly) occurs.

If you are a student looking to transfer to Mount Holyoke, please have your current institution’s compliance officer send a release to Mount Holyoke’s Associate Director of Athletics, Programming unless you are currently at an NCAA Division III institution in which you can release yourself via the below link.

If you are a current Mount Holyoke student-athlete and are considering transferring to another institution you may release yourself via the below self-release form if you are interested in speaking to another Division III institution. If you’re interested in speaking to a non-Division III institution (Division I, Division II, or NAIA) please contact Mount Holyoke’s Associate Director of Athletics, Programming for a release.

PLEASE make sure a release is granted prior to speaking with any other institutions. You will risk your eligibility by not being released from your current institution prior to any contact. 

View the Student-Athlete Self Release (Division III to Division III Transfer)

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