17-B-13 Freshman Eligibility – GED

On March 13, 2017, in Bylaws Proposals, by Jen Saab

Amend Bylaws Article V, Section C, Item 2 Note 1 as follows:

  1. 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:

. . .

b. An overall high school grade point average of 2.000 or higher on a 4.000 scale;

. . .

NOTE 1:  GED Students

The GED will be recognized as satisfying the grade point average equivalent. The GED student must achieve a test score in accordance with the regulations found in Bylaws Article V, Section C, Item 2a score of 18 on the Enhanced ACT or 860 on the SAT to meet the freshman requirements.

Intent: To allow a GED student to receive an eligible decision by obtaining the applicable ACT or SAT test score as described in Bylaws Article V, Section C, Item 2a.

Effective date: May 1, 2017

Submitted by: Council of Presidents

Co-Sponsored by: National Eligibility Committee


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