Institute a Clock

On September 20, 2019, in Competitive Experience Recommendations, by Scott Harold

Current State:

A clock is not currently used to limit competitive advantage.



Institute a clock that would allow five years to compete, regardless of ongoing attendance, upon identification at any post-secondary institution. Include a list of enumerated exceptions that would “pause” a student’s clock (e.g. pregnancy, debilitating illness, military service, missions trip, etc.).

NOTE: This change would be recommended should the membership support the prior recommendation of raising the standard for charging seasons for outside competition.



To limit potential competitive advantage gained and encourage students toward graduation, given the combination of raising the standard for charging seasons and  loosening the restrictions that would prevent students with significant outside competition.


Purpose Statements this supports:

  • Simplification and transparency.
  • Ease of application.
  • Support student recruitment, retention, enrollment,  graduation rates, and student experience.
  • Maintain reasonable limitations based on competitive experience.

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