Amend Article V, Section C, Item 3 as follows:

3.  The student must be identified and enrolled in a minimum of 12 institutional credit hours at the time of participation.

EXCEPTION: A student who will complete requirements for graduation for a baccalaureate degree within 10 semesters, 15 quarters, 12 trimesters or less may retain eligibility during the last term of attendance of the senior year by enrolling in fewer than 12 institutional credit hours. By signing the Official Eligibility Certificate, Official verification must be provided by the registrar verifies that the student has completed all other academic requirements for graduation except for the currently enrolled credits. Such verification must be provided to the eligibility chair.

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Amend Article V, Section D, Item 5 as follows:

5.  A student who has completed all academic requirements for graduation from a four-year institution as defined by that institution shall no longer be eligible to compete in intercollegiate athletics.

EXCEPTION 1: A student who has completed all academic requirements for graduation and who is enrolled and seeking a second baccalaureate or equivalent degree at the same institution, or who is enrolled and pursuing a second major area of study at the same institution may participate in intercollegiate athletics provided the student has athletic eligibility remaining.

EXCEPTION 2: A student who has completed all academic requirements for graduation and who is enrolled in a graduate program, professional school or fifth-year, post-baccalaureate degree teacher education program may participate in intercollegiate athletics provided the student has athletic eligibility remaining and the following conditions are satisfied:

1. The graduate must be enrolled in a full-time class load as defined by the school in lieu of 12 institutional credits at the time of participation.

2. To maintain eligibility status, the student must successfully complete the full-time class load as defined by the institution.

3. The registrar must verify certify in writing to the eligibility chair that the above conditions have been met prior to participation of the student.

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Intent: To permit a registrar to verify a senior or graduate student’s enrollment in less than 12 hours by signing the Official Eligibility Certificate within the Eligibility Certification Process (ECP) software without requiring additional documentation from the registrar.

Effective date: August 1, 2020

Submitted by: Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference

Co-Sponsored by: National Eligibility Committee

 

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