6 Determining High School Graduation Four ways to determine the date of high school graduation: Traditional date of high school graduation; Early graduation from high school; Late graduation from high school; and Discontinued high school enrollment.
7 Traditional High School Graduation Traditional date. The high school graduation date is considered to be the graduation date of the final high school class of which he or she was a member. One-year grace period begins on the day following the date of high school graduation. NCAA Bylaw 184.108.40.206.1.1
8 Early Graduation from High School Early graduation. The individual becomes a member of that class and that is the graduation date used for certification. The individual still has a one-year grace period following the date of high school graduation. NCAA Bylaw 220.127.116.11.1.1.1
9 Late Graduation from High School Late graduation – required repeat year. When an individual is required to repeat an entire year of high school he or she is a member of that class and that is the graduation date used for certification. The individual still has a one-year grace period following the date of high school graduation. Bylaw 18.104.22.168.1.1.2
10 Discontinued High School Enrollment Discontinued high school enrollment. An individual who discontinues high school enrollment and participates in organized competition after the grace period will be subject to the legislation. The individual still has a one-year grace period following the date of discontinued enrollment. Bylaw 22.214.171.124.1.1.3
12 Definition of Organized Competition Competition is scheduled in advance; Official score is kept; Individual or team standings or statistics are maintained; Official timer or game officials are used; Admission is charged;
13 Definition of Organized Competition Teams are regularly formed or team rosters are predetermined; Team uniforms are used; An individual or team is privately or commercially sponsored; or Directly or indirectly sponsored, promoted or administered by an individual, organization or agency. Bylaw 126.96.36.199.1.2
14 Academic Year in Residence Academic year in residence requirement is maintained. May be fulfilled at any member institution. Bylaw 188.8.131.52.1.3 Exception to the academic year in residence. A transfer student who has attended a two-year or a four-year collegiate institution for at least two full-time semesters or three full-time quarters and who has satisfactorily completed an average of at least 12 semester or 12 quarter hours of transferable degree credit for each full-time academic term of attendance at the two-year or four-year collegiate institution. An institution must provide the amateurism certification process (ACP) staff with verification, in writing, confirming that the individual meets the exception. Such confirmation and accompanying written verification shall be completed by the institutions academic authorities outside the athletics department (e.g., registrar). Bylaw 184.108.40.206.1.3.1
16 Exceptions to Organized Competition U.S. Armed Services Exception. Provided competition is organized and administered by the U.S. military. Bylaw 220.127.116.11.2.1 National/International Competition. Maximum of one year. Bylaw 18.104.22.168.2.2 Skiing Exception. Maximum of two years for participation in competition sanctioned by the U.S. Skiing Association and its international counterparts. Bylaw 22.214.171.124.2.3
18 Other Useful Information Organized competition is certified by: ACP staff at the NCAA Eligibility Center. Part-time enrollment at the two-year college while practicing during first year will no longer impact two- year college transfer students.
19 DIVISION II TWO-YEAR COLLEGE TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS
20 Overview Transfer Triggers Qualifier with No Previous Attendance at a Four-Year Collegiate Institution (Bylaw 126.96.36.199) All Other Qualifiers, Partial Qualifiers and Nonqualifiers (Bylaw 188.8.131.52) Newly Adopted Legislation Questions
21 Transfer Triggers Full-time student and attends a class; Reported for a regular squad practice; Participates in countable athletically related activities even though they are enrolled part time; Student-athlete receives athletic aid while enrolled in a summer term or summer school. Regular student enrolled full time at night school. Attendance at a branch school: With no athletics and previously enrolled elsewhere; and With athletics and transfer to a school other than parent school.
22 Qualifiers with No Previous Four-Year College Attendance Attend the two-year college as a full-time student for at least one full-time semester or one full-time quarter; Complete an average of 12-semester or 12-quarter hours of transferable credit; and Present a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000.
23 Qualifiers with No Previous Four-Year College Attendance – Application All transferable credit hours shall be used when determining the transferable degree credit hours and grade-point average. Determining the transferable credit grade-point average: Calculation must include all courses that are normally transferable to an institution. Regardless of the grade earned or if that grade makes the course unacceptable for transferable credit. Only the last grade earned in a repeated course may be used in the calculation.
24 All Other Qualifiers, Partial Qualifiers and Nonqualifiers Attend the two-year college as a full-time student for at least two semesters or three quarters (excluding summer); and Satisfy one of the following: Graduate from the two-year college; or Complete an average of at least 12-semester or 12-quarter hours of transferable degree credit with a minimum grade- point-average of 2.000.
25 All Other Qualifiers, Partial Qualifiers and Nonqualifiers – Application All transferable credit hours shall be used when determining the transferable degree credit hours and grade-point average for a two-year. Only credit hours earned at two-year college(s) attended since the last four-year college attendance shall be used.
27 Additional Transferable Degree Credit Two-year college transfers who are not qualifiers must meet additional transferable degree credit requirements. In addition to the current requirements, must also have successfully completed the following: Six-semester or eight-quarter hours of English; and Three-semester or four-quarter hours of math.
28 Additional Transferable Degree Credit Application: English and math hours required for partial and nonqualifiers only. Credits must be transferrable to any baccalaureate degree program at the certifying institution. Remedial courses may not be used to satisfy the requirement. Effective: August 1, 2011, for student-athletes initially enrolling full time in a collegiate institution on or after August 1, 2011.
29 Additional Transferable Degree Credit Official Interpretation Issued November 4, 2010. Determination that a partial or nonqualifier who graduates from the two-year institution is not required to meet the English and math requirement. Incorporated into the NCAA Division II Manual following the 2011 NCAA Convention.
30 4-2-4 Transfer Exception Exception for "4-2-4" transfers who graduate from the two-year institution to be immediately eligible. Old rule: Must have attended the two-year institution for at least two semesters or three quarters and graduate. New rule: Attends the two-year institution for only one semester or one quarter and graduates.
31 Proposal No. 2011-20 Application: Not subject to the 25 percent credit-hour requirement for graduation from two-year college. Exception not applicable when a transfer attends the two-year college for more than one semester or one quarter. Effective: August 1, 2011, for a two-year college transfer student-athlete with previous four-year collegiate attendance enrolling at a Division II institution on or after August 1, 2011.
32 4-2-4 Transfer Exception Official Interpretation Issued November 4, 2010. Determination that a partial or nonqualifier who graduates from the two-year institution is not required to meet the English and math requirement. Incorporated into the Manual following the Convention.
34 Academic Requirements Review The review includes: Progress-toward-degree requirements. Initial-eligibility requirements. Two-year college transfer requirements. Sufficient data to support the review. Changes in Division I requirements. Focus on academic readiness, success and access.
35 Timeline for Review September 2011: Academic Requirements Committee November 2011: Faculty Athletics Representatives Association January 2012: Joint meeting of the Management Council and Presidents Council (initial review) February 2012: Academic Requirements Committee March through December 2012: Review and Feedback January 2013: NCAA Convention Education Session February and July 2012: Academic Requirements Committee Develops Proposals January 2014: NCAA Convention *Importance of feedback from the two-year college community.
36 Academic Performance of Div. II Student-Athletes by Transfer Status All APC Cohorts (2006-2009), Fall Entrants Only Mean HSGPA Mean SAT Mean 1 st yr GPA 1 st year Ineligible 1 st year 0/2* Non-Transfers3.1610102.7413.1%8.6% 2-Year Transfers 2.999482.6516.7%10.6% 4-Year Transfers 3.159912.8011.9%7.3% * 0/2 = ineligible and not retained
37 Academic Preparation and Performance of Two-Year Transfers, Div. I vs. Div. II Division I vs. Division II, 2009 Fall Entrants Mean HSGPA Mean SAT Mean 1 st yr GPA Division I3.029412.71 Division II2.979422.64
38 Research Findings – Two-Year Transfers Into Div. I Schools Grade-point average at two-year college is strongest predictor of first-year success at four-year college. Ineligibility rates decrease significantly as two-year college GPAs increase. Number of physical education activity credits at two-year college has a significant negative relationship with four-year college success. Student-athletes with fewer physical education activity credits have better academic performance. Core credits in English, math and science are particularly predictive of four-year college success. Science in particular is a strong predictor of success.
39 Concepts for Two-Year College Transfer Students The addition of transferable degree credit in a natural/physical science. Establishing a limit on the number of physical education activity courses that may be used to certify the transferable degree credit of a two-year college transfer. Establishing a grade-point average for access to practice and athletically related financial aid and a separate grade-point average for access to practice, athletically related financial aid and competition.
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Review of Recent NCAA Division I Board of Directors Actions Impacting Two-Year College Students. October 2011
42 Topics Review of actions taken yesterday by the Division I Board of Directors: -Division I two-year college academic transfer requirements. -Division I initial-eligibility standards. The Year of Academic Readiness Legislative Proposal. Open discussion and comments.
43 Division I NCAA Legislative Proposals - Two Year College Transfers Three Legislative Proposals: 2011-65 – Year of Academic Readiness. 2011-69 – Increased academic standards. 2011-70 – Waiver provision mechanics.
44 Division I Board of Directors Action The Board of Directors adopted Proposal Nos. 2011-69 and 2011-70. Increased academic standards are effective for students initially enrolling full- time in any college on or after August 1, 2012.
45 Timeline for Increased Standards Students currently attending two-year colleges full-time are NOT impacted by these changes. Changes apply to students who enroll full- time in any college or university on or after August 1, 2012.
46 Changes for 2-4 Transfers Who Are QUALIFIERS Increased transferable grade-point average from 2.000 to 2.50. Physical education activity course limit of two credits applicable to ALL sports (currently applies only to mens basketball). All other current requirements remain in effect. Athletics aid and practice permissible on transfer based on qualifier status.
47 4-2-4 Transfers/Qualifiers Increased to 2.50 grade-point average and expansion of limit on physical education activity credits (2) to all sports will also apply to 4-2-4 transfers who are qualifiers. 4-2-4 qualifiers may receive athletics aid and practice per current application of the rule (i.e., practice if full-time student; athletics aid if complete one term at two-year institution).
48 4-2-4 Transfers/Qualifiers (continued) Competition in first year after transfer to Division I school only if meet 2.50 transferable grade-point average and other current requirements (i.e., transfer 12 credits per term of attendance at two-year institution, one calendar year elapse since departure from four- year institution, graduate from two-year institution).
49 For Nonqualifiers Increased transferable grade-point average from 2.000 to 2.50 for competition purposes only (athletics aid and practice at 2.000 transferable grade-point average). Expanded physical education activity course limit of two credits to ALL sports (currently applies only to mens basketball).
50 Nonqualifiers (continued) Requires completion of transferable core credits as follows: three math, three science, six English. Science is the new requirement. All other current requirements remain in effect (e.g., earn Associate of Arts degree or equivalent academic two-year degree, 48- transferable credits, minimum of three semesters/four quarters at two-year institution, progress-toward-degree requirements, etc).
51 4-2-4 Transfers/Nonqualifiers Increased to 2.50 transferable grade-point average, limit on physical education activity courses (two credits) and inclusion of core curriculum (six English, three math, and three science credits) will also apply to 4-2-4 transfers. Core curriculum may be earned at previous four-year and two-year institution.
52 4-2-4 Transfers/Nonqualifiers (continued) No competition in year one absent these requirements and other current requirements (i.e., transfer 12 credits per term of attendance at two-year, one calendar year elapse since departure from four-year institution, graduate from two-year institution).
53 4-2-4 Transfers/Nonqualifiers (continued) 4-2-4 qualifiers may receive athletics aid and practice per current application of rule (i.e., athletics aid if complete one term at two-year institution; practice if completed one academic year in all colleges combined and full time).
Academic Outcomes Among Transfer Students in Division I Nontransfers Only 4-Year Transfers2-Year Transfers APR (2008-09) 971949926 APR 0/2s (2008-09 AY) 2.2%3.8%5.5% APR Exhausted Eligibility 0/2s (2008-09) 2.4%4.3%7.6% Graduation Success Rate (2002- Cohort) 80%77%65%
56 SPORT Overall Nontransfers Only 2-Year Transfers 4-Year Transfers Baseball 3%2%4% Mens Basketball 9%7%13%11% Football -- FBS 9%8%19%11% Football – FCS 7%5%13%11% Mens Soccer 3%2%9%2% Mens Track (Outdoor) 3% 6%3% Womens Basketball 2% 0% Percentage of Ineligible Departures Among Student-Athletes Exhausting their Athletics Eligibility in 2008-09
57 SPORT2003-042004-052005-062006-072007-08 Nontransfers 3.1%3.0%2.8%2.5%2.4% Two-Year Transfers 10.0%9.4%9.2%7.5%6.7% Four-Year Transfers 5.1% 5.2%4.6%3.9% Trends in Number of Student-Athletes Leaving Ineligible by Transfer Status Notes: % = Percentage of individuals in that sport who were 0/2s in that academic year.
58 Key Research Findings - Academic Performance of 2-4 Transfers Two-four transfer students enter NCAA Division I schools with lower high school grades and test scores than other groups of students. Two-four transfers leave college ineligible at higher rates than any other group of student- athletes. Two-four transfer graduation rates lag those of student-athletes who enter a Division I school from high school.
59 Research Findings – Grade-Point Average Grade-point average at two-year institution is the strongest predictor of first year academic success at four-year institution. Ineligibility rates decrease significantly as a function of increased two-year institution grade- point average. For two-year transfer student ineligibility rates to mirror college freshman, the current 2.000 grade-point average requirement must increase.
60 Research Findings – Courses Number of physical education activity credits at two-year institution has a significant negative relationship with four-year college success. Student-athletes with fewer physical education activity credits have better academic performances.
61 Physical Education Activity Credits Transferred by Nonqualifiers from Two-Year Institutions PE Activity Credits% Transferring 0-225% 3-525% 6-818% 9-1111% 12+21%
62 Research Findings – Courses Student-athletes with more core academic credit perform better at four-year institutions. Core credits in English, math and science are particularly predictive of four-year college success. Science in particular is a strong predictor of success.
63 First-Year Outcomes at the Four-Year Institution for Two-Year College Nonqualifiers as a Function of Earning Six English, Three Math and Three Science Credits Earned 6 English, 3 Math and 3 Science Did Not Earn 6 English, 3 Math and 3 Science First-Year Ineligibility Rate 8%15% First-Year 0/2 Rate5%10%
64 Key Research Findings Grade-point average at the two-year institution is the best predictor of all first-year outcomes examined. Ineligibility rates decrease significantly as a function of increased two-year institution grade- point average. Student-athletes with more core academic credit perform better at four-year institutions. Science is a strong predictor.
65 Key Research Findings (continued) Students with high numbers of physical education activity credits tend to have less academic success at the four-year institution than their two-year institution grade-point average would predict. Generally, high school academic variables do not add appreciably to prediction once academic behavior at the two-year institution is known.
66 Year of Academic Readiness Legislative Proposal The year of academic readiness legislation remains in the Division I cycle. The proposal could be acted upon in January or April. The Board took no action on this proposal.
67 Year of Academic Readiness Concept Provides additional time and opportunity for student-athletes who are academically underprepared to take remedial courses and generally enhance their academic readiness prior to transfer to a four-year institution.
68 Year of Academic Readiness Trigger for use of the year of academic readiness would be status as a nonqualifier. Student-athlete must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center and be certified as a nonqualifier. Year must occur at two-year institution.
69 Year of Academic Readiness (continued) No competition in first year of collegiate enrollment - student-athlete could practice and receive athletically related financial aid. NCAA clock would not start for purposes of progress toward degree and five-year period of eligibility until after year of academic readiness.
70 Year of Academic Readiness (continued) Must attend two-year institution(s) full time for minimum five full-time semesters/seven quarters prior to transfer to the Division I institution. On enrollment at an NCAA institution student- athlete will have maximum of two seasons of competition. Extenuating circumstances (e.g., injury) could be considered in waiver process.
71 Year of Academic Readiness (continued) Year must be used during initial year of collegiate enrollment whenever that occurs. Current NCAA rules remain in place regarding time between high school graduation and enrollment at two-year institution (e.g., amateurism legislation).
72 Year of Academic Readiness (continued) Terms of enrollment at two-year institution must be consecutive and existing exceptions would continue (i.e., military service, peace corp, church mission). Allow six years of athletically related financial aid within a seven year period if using the year of academic readiness.
73 Year of Academic Readiness (continued) NCAA Eligibility Center would provide tracking. Student-athlete and two-year institution would be required to acknowledge use of year of academic readiness during initial year of enrollment at two-year institution. Member institutions would be notified of student-athletes use of year of academic readiness through Institutional Request List (IRL).
74 Year of Academic Readiness (continued) First year of academic enrollment for purposes of the recruiting contact legislation does not include the year of academic readiness. Therefore, in- person on or off campus recruiting contact (including unofficial and official visits) may not occur until after the second year of enrollment. Evaluation/phone calls remain available per current bylaws.
75 Year of Academic Readiness (continued) Year of academic readiness will not be considered a denied participation opportunity for purposes of a five year clock extension request. Year of academic readiness and five semesters or seven quarters of enrollment at a two-year institution may occur at multiple two- year institutions.
Initial-Eligibility Standards: Academics as a First Expectation 76
77 Sliding Scale Elevated to ~0.5 SD Below National Mean; 2.30 Floor Academic Redshirt % Current SAs Ineligible for Practice/ Aid 0.4% % Current SAs Ineligible for Competition Only 15.5% Note: All SAs in yellow area would be ineligible for competition only. New sliding scale for competition requires HSCGPA ~ 0.50 units higher for given test score compared to current rule. 77
78 New Initial-Eligibility Standards Adopted by the Division I Board of Directors Academic Redshirt provision. Requires PSAs to meet the current qualifier standard for eligibility for first regular academic term of practice and receipt of athletically related financial aid during the first year. Second semester (and second and third quarter) eligibility for practice based on successful completion of nine semester or eight quarter hours in the first regular academic term of enrollment. 78
79 IE standards continued… Current Qualifiers Athletics aid for first year; AND practice in first semester/quarter. Ability to earn practice for second/third terms if earn 9 semester/8 quarter hours.
80 New Initial-Eligibility Standard continued PSAs must meet the following standard in order to compete in the first academic year: o Obtain a GPA/test score average that is set at approximately one-half of a standard deviation below the national student body mean. This represents an increase from the current one standard deviation below the national student mean. The new sliding scale requires a high school core GPA to be approximately 0.5 GPA units higher for a given test score compared to the current qualifier standard (e.g., SAT of 1000 would require 2.5 high school core GPA for competition vs. 2.0 currently). o Obtain a minimum core GPA of 2.3 in the 16 core courses currently required. o Meet core-course requirements described later. 80
81 New Division I Initial-Eligibility Core Course Requirements Students must successfully complete 10 core courses prior to seventh semester (or equivalent) of high school. Seven of the 10 core courses must be successfully completed in English, math and natural/physical science. These core courses will be used to calculate the core GPA for purposes of meeting the sliding scale and GPA minimum. This requirement must be met in order to compete in the first academic year. 81
82 Timeline for Implementing New IE Standards New initial-eligibility standards will be effective for students entering any collegiate institution on or after of August 1, 2015. Timeline provides notice for student-athletes currently in their freshman year of high school. 82
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