Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How many units must I be enrolled in to participate
in a sport ?
A. You must be actively enrolled in, and attending 12 units during the semester you are participating in intercollegiate sports. Late start classes will not count towards the twelve-unit minimum until they begin meeting. You may enroll in fewer than twelve units in the semester that you are not participating, but keep in mind you must complete 24 units from the beginning of your first season of participation before the start of your second season.
Q. What is the minimum G.P.A. requirement for a student
A. You must maintain at least a 2.0 G.P.A. from the time that you begin to participate in intercollegiate athletics.
Q. I am a transfer student athlete from a California
community college. What do I need to be eligible?
A. If you participated in intercollegiate athletics at your previous California Community College, you will need to complete 24 units total, 18 units of which must be academic in between seasons of competition with a minimum, overall GPA of 2.0. 12 units of the 24 units must be completed in residence at Citrus with a limit of 8 units in the summer. You may only compete a total of two years at a community college.
Q. I am a transfer student athlete from a community
college outside of California (or from a 4 year university). What
do I need to be eligible?
A. If you participated in intercollegiate athletics at either a community college outside of California or any 4 year university, you will need to complete 24 units total, 18 units of which must be academic in between seasons of competition with a minimum, overall GPA of 2.0, to be eligible for your second season of competition. In this scenario there is no resident requirement at Citrus. Please note you will be only allowed one more season of competition at a community college if you already competed one year at a 4 year university or out of state community college.
Q. Do I need to register with the NCAA Eligibility
A. Yes. If you are planning to transfer to a Division I or Division II institution, as a student athlete, you must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.
Q. How much eligibility do I have?
A. You are allowed a maximum of four (4) seasons of intercollegiate athletic competition across all four-year levels in a given sport. Only your first two (2) seasons of competition can be at a community college.
Q. Can I be recruited by any California community
A. No. Coaches may only recruit in their recruiting area. California is divided into community college districts. A district is the local community which the community college serves. A coach may recruit athletes from the college’s district and those districts that share a common boundary or are immediately next door. The recruiting area is the college’s district high schools and the contiguous districts’ high schools.
Q. Can all California coaches meet with me and my family
A. No. A coach cannot travel outside his or her recruiting area to meet with you, your family or team. If you do not live within the borders of the recruiting area and you wish to meet with a representative of the out-of-area college, then you must go to that area to meet with the coach in person. You are permitted to contact the coach by phone, mail or internet.
Q. Can I receive an athletic scholarship at a California
A. No. Scholarships and financial inducements for athletic participation are not permitted within the rules governing California community colleges. This includes but is not limited to:
- Cash or personal loans
- Special discounts or payment arrangements on loans
- Free use of an automobile
- A gift of money or other tangible items (Clothes, jewelry, books, gas, food, etc.)
- Free or reduced costs for housing arrangements
- Telephone privileges
Q. Does Citrus College provide housing ?
A. The Citrus College Athletic Department does not provide housing for prospective student-athletes as it is prohibited by the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), in Bylaw 2.11. Upon registration and payment of all tuition and fees at Citrus College however, students do have access to a list of local apartments and rooms for rent available in the Office of Student Life in the Campus Center. Interested parties must bring their valid Student ID with them, in order to gain access to the list. Important: The student-athlete is responsible for all housing expenses and will not get any financial support from staff or employees of Citrus College. Living on your own can be very expensive, and most times financial aide alone will not cover it. Plan accordingly.