18-B-15: Class Rank Submissions

On March 16, 2018, in Bylaws Proposals, by Jen Saab

SUBJECT: Class Rank Submissions

Amend Bylaws Article V, Section C, Item 2c as follows:

2.  An entering freshman student must meet two of the three entry-level requirements below. Students not meeting at least two of the three standards shall be denied athletics participation at a member institution for the first full year of attendance (two semesters, three quarters, or the equivalent) that such a student is identified with any institution(s). The three entry-level requirements are as follows:

c. Rank in the upper half of the student’s high school class, as it appears on the final high school transcript after the student’s date of graduation. The class rank must appear on the student’s transcript, leaving certificate or other academic document. If the student’s class rank does not appear on the above-mentioned documents, the rank can be provided to the NAIA Eligibility Center via the NAIA High School Portal. a letter from the student’s principal or headmaster, assistant or vice principal, guidance counselor or registrar, written on the school’s letterhead and with the school’s official seal, stating that the student meets the class rank requirement can be accepted.

EXCEPTION : As an exception and in accordance with policies found in the Membership Guide to the NAIA Eligibility Center, a letter from the student’s principal or headmaster, assistant or vice principal, guidance counselor or registrar, written on the school’s letterhead and with the school’s official seal, stating that the student meets the class rank requirement can be accepted.

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Intent: To allow an entering freshman’s class rank to be provided via the NAIA High School Portal, or via a class rank letter in exceptional circumstances (as defined in the Membership Guide to the Eligibility Center).

Effective date: August 1, 2018

Submitted by: Registrars Association

Co-sponsored by: National Eligibility Committee

 

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