Saint Benedict's and Saint John's follow the MIAC and NCAA regulations that require that students must be enrolled in 12 credits or more, be in good standing (i.e. not on academic or disciplinary probation) and be making normal progress toward a degree to be eligible for intercollegiate athletic training and contests. All other regulations of the conference and association must also be fulfilled (see conference regulations).
Any continuing student placed on academic probation (see previous section on minimum academic standards) is ineligible to compete in varsity athletic competitions. However, the student may petition to continue to participate in team activities (practice, training/conditioning, and other appropriate team activities that support the student's progress toward good academic standing). The petition will be reviewed by the athletic director, relevant coaches, and a dean's office designee. The first step of a petition process is a conversation between the student athlete and the coach.
Students on disciplinary probation may be ineligible (see previous section on consequences of disciplinary probation).
Transfer students should consult with their coach and the faculty athletic representative before their first competition to determine their eligibility.