Your Academic Responsibilities as a Purdue University Student-Athlete

Purdue University and the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics provide you with academic support as you pursue your education. Since it is you who ultimately determines your academic course, you have an obligation to yourself, Purdue University, and the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics to act responsibly toward all three of these entities.

  • Use the resources provided by the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and the University to make the most of your education.
  • Maintain a high level of motivation and self-discipline.
  • Set appropriate academic goals and objectives.
  • Develop a time management plan that works for you.
  • Develop and refine your study skills.
  • Familiarize yourself with course requirements in your major.
  • Meet regularly and in a timely manner with your school academic advisor.
  • Understand your progress toward your degree.
  • Keep your "Plan of Study" up-to-date.
  • Understand the status of your eligibility.
  • Always check with your athletics academic advisor before making any changes in your course schedule.
  • Never drop below 12 credit hours in any regular semester.
  • Provide the athletics academic support services staff with required forms and paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Attend all scheduled tutor sessions. Failure to do so will result in you being billed for the tutor's time.
  • Student-athletes who receive books as part of their grant-in-aid (GIA) need to return their books to the bookstore at the end of each semester. Failure to do so will result in the student-athlete's records being encumbered for the cost of the books.
  • GRADUATE!!