Here is my example:
Student has a cumulative GPA of 1.6 and their last semester GPA is a 1.8. NCAA requires you have a 2.0 cumulative and a 2.0 semester GPA. So currently the student is ineligable. The school offers quad classes, one of which he took last semester and failed. Their worth 2 credit hours instead of 4 but are only 8 weeks. You can retake the failed quad class during the A quad (First 8 weeks of classes) which would give you a new grade for that class and erase your old class grade. By doing this your last semester GPA would now be a 2.0 but your cumulative would be around a 1.75. So the student takes 2 more A quad classes as well with the failed quad class from the semester before. By the time of the first real game the student has a 2.0 GPA cumulative and semester wise. Is the student eligable to play.
I'm a left-handed pitcher that plays in a D3 college dealing with this problem. I need to play this year because after years of hard training my velocity has grown from low 80's to a consistent 85-86 and even as of late the ball has started to come out harder. A lot of my teammates don't know what has gotten into me I've probably been touching 88-89 and I feel like there are some major kinks in my mechanincs but anyway I really don't want to let my teammates down and even if I have to sit out the first 8 weeks and train on my old I feel like I could really offer a lot. Making the decision tomorrow or the next day if I'll go the tough route if it's even possible and stay here or if I'll be going down to the NAIA school to continue playing.
** Grade wise the reason GPA was so bad was first 3 semesters I was going baseball on top of Pre-med.