Morningside College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), which establishes standards for athletic eligibility. Any student intending to participate in an intercollegiate sport should visit the NAIA website (www.NAIA.org) and read the information contained in the Guide for the College Bound Athlete.
In order for an entering freshman to be eligible to represent Morningside College and participate in an intercollegiate sport, he or she must meet the following regulations found in the NAIA Handbook (Article V, Section C).
An entering freshman student must be a graduate of an accredited high school or be accepted as a regular student in good standing as defined by the enrolling institution.
An entering freshman student must meet two of the following three entry-level requirements:
* A minimum score of 18 on the Enhanced ACT or 860 on the SAT (for tests taken on or after April 1, 1995)
NOTE: In order to meet the above requirement, an entering freshman must achieve a score of 18 or higher on the Enhanced ACT, or a score of 860 or higher, achieved on the Critical Reading and Math sections of the SAT. The test score must be achieved at a single test sitting administered by a certified tester on a national or international testing date to apply to this requirement. The ACT/SAT must be taken prior to the beginning of the term in which the student initially participates.
* An overall high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale
* Graduation in the upper half of the student’s high school graduating class
Students not meeting at least two of the above three entry-level requirements shall be denied athletics participation at a member institution for the first full year of attendance (2 semesters, 3 quarters, or equivalent) that such a student is identified with any institution(s).
Please note: Meeting minimum freshman NAIA eligibility standards does not ensure admission to Morningside College, nor does admission to Morningside College ensure that one meets the NAIA standards.