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Academic Counseling

The Academic Counselor’s role in advisement is to assist the student-athlete in developing a schedule each semester that is consistent with his/her academic major and his/her athletic commitments (i.e. practice, conditioning, and competition).  The Counselor helps the student-athlete monitor his/her degree progress and ensure all NCAA academic requirements are being met.  The Counselor and the student-athlete’s Faculty Academic Advisor in his/her major work together in determining suitable classes.

Study Hall

Study Hall is a monitored study program designed to provide student-athletes with organized study/tutoring time in an environment conducive to successful learning. All first semester freshmen and transfer students are required to attend Study Hall for a minimum of 6 hours per week. Other student-athletes may be assigned mandatory study hall at the determination of his/her Athletic Coach.  The number of required hours is typically based on the student-athlete’s cumulative or semester grade point average.  The ultimate goal of supervised study hall is to assist student-athletes in developing intellectual and academic skills, as well as to familiarize the student-athlete with the services offered by the SAAC staff.

Academic Progress Monitoring and Reporting

SAAS monitors the student-athletes’ academic performance, NCAA athletic eligibility, and progress toward graduation. All tracking information (academic mentor reports, tutorial reports, grade checks from faculty, eligibility data, and college advising documentation) is kept on file and communicated to the student-athlete’s Athletic Coaches regularly.  This monitoring often provides the SAAC staff with information needed to make recommendations and adjustments in student-athletes’ activities during the course of the semester.


As a student-athlete at the Univeristy of Louisiana Lafayette, your first responsibility is that of a student. You are required to attend all classes and, as a courtesy to your instructors and classmates, to be on time. Student-athletes reporting to class late or leaving early may be considered absent by the instructor. Student-athletes are responsible for completion of all work assigned in class whether present or not.

Each instructor’s syllabus describes his/her attendance policy and course requirements. Student-athletes are expected to abide by those just like every other student. The student-athlete’s Athletic Coach may have additional rules concerning attendance.  Attendance will also be monitored through grade checks.

The University understands the validity of a student-athlete serving as an ambassador for the University through intercollegiate athletics, and thus, has instituted a policy that requires instructors to allow student-athletes to make-up any work missed due to intercollegiate athletic team travel.  However, it is the student-athlete’s responsibility to provide prior notification of absences due to athletic competition and/or team travel.  Moreover, it is the student-athlete’s responsibility to follow the instructor’s policies regarding making up missed assignments and/or exams.  Student-athletes should properly notify their instructors during the first week of classes by providing the instructor with a schedule of competitions, highlighting those dates for which class will be missed.

Athletic Training Department Concussion Policy

When a student-athlete has been diagnosed with having a concussion, he/she shall be removed from physical activity for the remainder of that day, and not allowed to participate in academic activities. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Team Physicians, Athletic Training Staff Athletic Trainers, and the Student-Athlete Academic Center Staff work together to determine Return to Learn status of a post-concussed student-athlete.Click here to review the full concussion policy.