20-B-07: Repeat Courses

On March 2, 2020, in 2020 Bylaw Amendments, by Jen Saab

Amend Article V, Section C, Item 12 as follows:

12. A repeat course previously passed with a grade of “D” or better in any term, summer or non-term, and subsequently retaken.

For the purposes of this rule, the NAIA does not recognize a +/- attached to a letter grade. Consequently, a B+, B, and B- shall count as a B, a C+, C, and C- shall count as a C and D+, D, and D- shall count as a D.

Repeat courses previously passed with a grade of “D” in the initial attempt and retaken, earning a grade of “C” or better, shall be considered toward satisfying the 24/36-Hour Rule.

Repeat courses previously passed with a grade of “D” in the initial attempt and retaken, earning a grade of “D”, shall be excluded and cannot be considered towards satisfaction of the 24/36-Hour Rule. Only the initial attempt shall be considered toward satisfying the 24/36-Hour Rule.

A maximum of one repeat course per term previously passed with a grade of “D” (or the equivalent) may be counted toward satisfying the 12-Hour Enrollment Rule.

Repeat courses previously passed with a grade of “C” or better cannot be applied to meet either the 12-Hour Enrollment Rule or the 24/36-Hour Rule.

EXCEPTION: If at the time of certification, a student’s declared major field of study at the NAIA institution requires a grade of “B” or higher for the student to repeat a specific course to satisfy a required for degree completion or general education requirement, the repeat course(s) that was not passed with the requisite grade previously passed with a grade lower than a “B” can be applied to meet the 12-Hour Enrollment Rule and the 24/36-Hour Rule.

A maximum of one repeat course per term previously passed with a grade of “C” or “D” (or the equivalent) may be counted toward satisfying the 12-Hour Enrollment Rule.

NOTE: This rule applies to all student-athletes’ certification beginning with the 2020-21 academic year, regardless of when the coursework was completed.

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Intent: To permit the initial attempt of a course to be utilized to satisfy the 12-Hour Enrollment Rule and the 24/36-Hour Rule when the course is required to be earned with a higher grade to satisfy degree completion or general education requirement in the student’s declared major field of study.
Effective date: May 15, 2020
Submitted by: Registrars Association
Co-sponsored by: Faculty Athletics Representatives Association

 

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