Amend Bylaws Article V, Section C, Item 6, Exception 2 as follows:

After completion of the second semester term or third quarter term of attendance and from then on, a student must have accumulated a minimum of 24 institutional credit hours in the two immediately previous terms of attendance in a semester system or 36 institutional credit hours in the three immediately previous terms of attendance in a quarter system.

A student transferring from a quarter system to a semester system must have accumulated 24 institutional credit hours in the previous two terms of attendance after the first term of attendance at the new institution.

A student in a quarter system must have accumulated 24 institutional credit hours in the previous two quarter terms of attendance if completion of three quarter terms of attendance has not occurred. Upon completion of three quarter terms of attendance the student must have accumulated 36 institutional credit hours.

No more than 12 institutional credit hours earned during summers and/or during non-terms may be applied to meet the 24/36-Hour Rule. Such credit must be earned after one or both of the two immediately previous terms of attendance

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EXCEPTION 2: A transfer student who has met the graduation requirements for an associate degree from a junior college and who has not been identified with any institution(s) of higher learning for more than five semesters or seven quarters will be exempt from meeting the 24/36-Hour Rule for the first term upon transferring to an NAIA institution provided:

a. The transferring student passed all hours required for graduation in the term in which graduation occurs; and

b. Less than 24/36 hours were required for graduation during the last two semesters/three quarters terms.

Students receiving this exception must pass at least 12 hours in their first term of attendance at the four-year school to retain eligibility for a second term. The last semester/trimester/quarter at the junior college shall count as a term of attendance.

Note: This rule applies to all student-athletes’ certification beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, regardless of when the student’s graduation or terms of attendance occurred.

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Intent: To remove the existing restriction that limits the exception to those students who have used no more than five semester or seven quarter terms of attendance.

Effective date: May 1, 2019

Submitted by: Athletics Directors Association

Co-Sponsored by: National Conduct and Ethics Committee

 

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