Will I be excused from class(es) if I participate in a regularly scheduled game or tournament?
The Athletic Department attempts to avoid
conflicts involving classes and games. However, some conflicts are
unavoidable. The student athlete is responsible for communicating with
instructors throughout the semester and to make up any missed work
before an absence occurs.
When are tryouts scheduled and how often are practices held for a sport?
Tryouts are scheduled based on the sport and
are arranged by the coach. Practice times and length are also arranged
by each coach.
Are there Academic Advisors who specifically work with student athletes?
Students are welcome to visit any program
advisor when setting up his or her academic plan, but the Athletic
Department does work closely with a few advisors who are geared towards
setting schedules for our student athletes. They will keep your records
on file and help track your graduation requirements. They will also
work with your academic schedule and your athletic practice/game
schedule to best arrange when certain courses should be taken to ensure
Is there a time limit on the number of years a student athlete can participate in a specific sport?
Yes, you cannot play more than two years
(seasons) per sport. For example, you can play two years of soccer, two
years of basketball etc. You can also participate in both a fall sport
and a spring sport. As long as you satisfy the eligibility
requirements, there are no age limits.
What types of documents do I need to submit to PRINCE GEORGE?S
COMMUNITY COLLEGE after I'm accepted into the Athletic Department?
If you are entering college for the first
time directly from high school, you must provide a copy of your high
school diploma or high school transcripts. If you are transferring from
another college, you must provide an official transcript. Other
eligibility rules may also apply. We will also need a signed physical
form and eligibility information. Please note: all forms must be
reviewed and approved by the Athletic Department before you compete as
a Prince George's Community College student athlete.
If I participate in athletics at PRINCE GEORGE?S COMMUNITY COLLEGE, can I still participate in the Honors Program?
Yes, you can. Please contact the Honors Coordinator at 301-322-0433 for eligibility requirements and more information.
Are scholarships available for students who participate in athletics at
PRINCE GEORGE?S COMMUNITY COLLEGE, and are there limitations on the
Prince George's Community College competes
in the NJCAA Division III. No athletic based scholarships are
available. Students can also apply for grants, scholarships, and loans
through the Financial Aid office, and the phone number for that office
If I participate in a sport, how am I assured of academic success?
While it is the responsibility of all
students to work hard academically, the Athletics Department staff at
Prince George's Community College is committed to helping our student
athletes be successful both in the classroom and in athletic
competition. To help do this, we mail Academic Tracking forms to
instructors of our student-athletes twice a semester to give us
progress reports. If academic difficulty is detected by an instructor,
the Athletic Director will take the appropriate steps necessary to work
with the student to ensure their academic success. Student athletes are
encouraged to utilize the college's tutoring center, computer labs and
If I want to participate in a sport, how many credits do I have to be enrolled in?
You must be enrolled at Prince George's
Community College in a minimum of 12 credit hours for the entire time
you participate in a sport. This is considered full-time status and is
required by the NJCAA.
How do I contact PRINCE GEORGE?S C.C if I'm interested in trying out for a sport?
For general information, you can contact the
Athletics Department, or feel free to contact any individual coach. The
general Athletics Department telephone number is 301-322-0518.
Are the facilities (track, gym and weight room) available for public use?
The track is open to the public from 7 am
to midnight. Novak Field House (gym) is not available for public use.
The weight room in Robert I. Natatorium is available to students,
faculty, staff, and the community. For information on hours and fees,
please contact the Robert I. Natatorium at 301-322-0980. All facilities are available for rental. Please contact College Life Services at 301-322-0848 regarding rental information.