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Freshmen:

You are referred to as a qualifier and are eligible to practice and compete in your sport and to receive financial aid (institutional and athletically related) during your first academic year under Bylaw 14.02.9. 1, if you:

•	Graduate from high school;

• Attain a minimum high-school grade-point average of 2.000 in 13 core-curriculum courses as specified in Bylaw 14.3. 1. 1; and

•	Achieve a corresponding sum ACT or SAT score as specified in Bylaw 14.3. 1. 1. 1.

You are refer-red to as a partial qualifier if you fall to meet the criteria for a qualifier, but have graduated from high school and achieved a minimum grade-point average of 2.525 in 13 core-curriculum courses as specified in Bylaw 14.3. 1. 1; and achieved a minimum corresponding sum ACT or SAT score as specified in Bylaw 14.3.2. 1.

As a partial qualifier:

You may practice during your first academic year at your institution only at the institution's home practice facility.

You will have three seasons of eligibility after your first academic year in residence. You may earn a fourth season of competition provided you receive a baccalaureate degree before beginning your fifth academic year of enrollment and you are within five years of your initial, full-time collegiate enrollment. [Bylaw 14.3.3]

You may not compete in your sport during your first academic year in residence; you may receive institutional financial aid, including athletically related financial aid. [Bylaws 14.02.9.2 and 14.3.2. 1. 1]

You are referred to as a nonqualifier if you fail to meet the criteria above. In addition to being ineligible for practice and competition during the first academic year in residence, a nonqualifier is not permitted to receive any institutional financial aid, except as stated below. [Bylaws 14.02.9.3 and 14.3.2.2. 1

As a nonqualifier:

You are eligible to receive nonathletics institutional financial aid based on need only, consistent with institutional and conference regulations.

You will have three seasons of eligibility after your first academic year in residence. You may earn a fourth season of competition provided you receive a baccalaureate degree before beginning your fifth academic year of enrollment and you are within five years of your initial, full-time collegiate enrollment. [Bylaw 14.3.3]


Other regulations concerning eligibility - All sports:

You are not eligible to participate in more than four seasons of intercollegiate competition. [Bylaw 14.2]

You are not eligible if five calendar years have passed from the date you first registered as a full-time student at a collegiate institution and attended your first day of classes for that term, except for time spent in the armed services, on official church missions or with recognized foreign aid services of the U.S. government and extensions that have been approved in accordance with NCAA legislation. [Bylaws 14.2.1 and 30.6.1]

You are eligible at an institution other than the institution from which you have received or satisfied the requirements for a baccalaureate degree or an equivalent degree, if you meet

the conditions of the one-time transfer exception [Bylaw 14.5.5.2. 10] and you have eligibility remaining as set forth in Bylaw 14.2.1.

You are eligible for championships, certified bowl games or the National Invitation Tournament that occur within 60 days of the date you complete the requirements for your degree. [Bylaw 14.1.7.3]


All sports other than basketball:

You are not eligible in your sport for the remainder of the year and the next academic year if, during the academic year, you competed as a member of any outside team in any noncollegiate, amateur competition. You may compete outside of your declared playing and practice season as a member of an outside team in any noncollegiate, amateur competition during any official vacation period published in your institution's catalog. Competing in the Olympic Games tryouts and competition and other specified national and international competition is permitted. [Bylaws 14.7.1, 14.7. 1.1 and 14.7.3]

Exception: In men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, field hockey and men's water polo, you may compete on outside amateur teams during the spring outside of the institution's playing and practice seasons, provided such participation occurs no earlier than May 1, and the remaining provisions of Bylaw 14.7.1.2 are met.


All-star football and basketball only:

You are not eligible if, after you completed your high-school eligibility in your sport and before your high school graduation, you participated in more than two high school all-star football or basketball games. [Bylaw 14.6]


Basketball only:

You are not eligible if, after you become a student-athlete, you participate in any organized basketball competition except while representing the institution in intercollegiate competition. Competing in the Olympic Games tryouts and competition and other specified national and international competition is permitted. [Bylaws 14.7.2 and 14.7.3]

It is permissible to participate as a member of a basketball team in an NCAA-sanctioned summer basketball league or event. [Bylaw 14.7.3.2-(a)]


Transfer students only:

You are a transfer student if.

• The registrar or admissions officer from your former institution certified that you officially were registered and enrolled at that institution in any term in a minimum fulltime program of studies and you were present on the opening day of classes; or

• The director of athletics from your former institution certified that you reported for the regular squad practice that any staff member of the athletics department of your former institution announced before the beginning of any term. [Bylaw 14.5.2]

If you are a transfer student from a four-year institution, you are not eligible during your first academic year in residence unless you meet the provisions of one of the exceptions specified in Bylaw 14.5.5.2 or one of the waivers specified in Bylaw 14.8.1.2.

If you are a transfer student from a two-year institution, you are not eligible during your first academic year in residence at your new institution unless you meet the academic and residence requirements specified in Bylaw 14.5.4 or the exceptions specified in Bylaw 14.5.4.7.

If you transferred from a four-year college to a two-year college and then to your new institution, you are not eligible during your first academic year in residence at your new institution unless you meet the requirements specified in Bylaw 14.5.6.



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