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3C4A – April 2012 Academic Standard Update Diane Dickman, NCAA Jennifer Fraser, NCAA
Topics Initial-eligibility academic standards. Newly adopted Division I standards. Upcoming increase in Division II standards. Two-year college academic transfer standards. Issues under review, input, discussion and questions. Initial-eligibility requirements. Two-year college transfer requirements.
Division I Initial-Eligibility Standards: Academics as a First Expectation Division I Initial-Eligibility Standards: Academics as a First Expectation
Timeline for Implementing New Standards New Division I initial-eligibility standards are effective for students entering any collegiate institution full time on or after of August 1, [Note: This effective date might be amended to 2016…..stay tuned.]
New Division I Initial-Eligibility Standards Three Possible Outcomes 1.Full qualifier = competition, athletics aid, and practice in first year. 2.Academic redshirt = athletics aid in first year, practice in first regular term. 3.Nonqualifier = no athletics aid, practice or competition in first year.
NCAA Division I Full Qualifier Students will need to meet the following requirements to receive athletics aid, practice and compete their first year: Sixteen core courses. Minimum required GPA of in those 16 core courses.
New competition sliding scale. Minimum sum ACT or SAT (critical reading and math only) score that matches the 16 core-course GPA. Examples of coordinates are: core-course GPA requires 1080 SAT or 93 sum ACT core-course GPA requires 1000 SAT or 85 sum ACT core-course GPA requires 820 SAT or 68 sum ACT. NCAA Division I Full Qualifier
Core-course progression. Must complete 10 core courses before seventh semester of high school (e.g., senior year). Of the 10 core courses completed, seven must be in the area of English, math, or science. These 10 core courses become “locked in” for the purpose of GPA calculation. A repeat of one of the “locked in” courses will not be used if taken after the seventh semester begins. NCAA Division I Full Qualifier
Division I: Academic Redshirt Requirements for Athletics Aid and Practice Sixteen core courses. Minimum required GPA. Minimum GPA of in 16 core courses. Academic redshirt sliding scale. Minimum sum ACT or SAT score (critical reading/math only) that matches the 16 core-course GPA. Examples of coordinates are: core-course GPA requires SAT of 820 or ACT sum of core-course GPA requires SAT of 1020 or ACT sum of 86.
Division I: Academic Redshirt Requirements for Athletics Aid and Practice If a college-bound student-athlete meets these requirements, he/she can receive an athletics scholarship during his/her first year at an NCAA Division I college or university. If he/she meets these requirements, he/she can practice during his/her first term (e.g., semester, quarter) at a Division I college or university. In order to continue to practice after the first semester/quarter, the student must successfully complete nine semester/eight quarter hours each term.
What If A Student Does Not Meet Either Set of Requirements? If a college-bound student-athlete does not meet either set of requirements, he/she is a nonqualifier. A nonqualifier: Cannot receive athletics aid during the first year at an NCAA Division I college or university. Cannot practice or compete during the first year at a Division I college or university.
Division II Increase in Initial-Eligibility Standards
Division II Initial-Eligibility Requirements Increase to 16 core courses for initial-eligibility requirements. Effective August 1, 2013, for all students enrolling at a Division II institution on or after August 1, The increase appears in the areas of additional English, math or natural/physical science and additional academic courses.
Division I Two-Year College Transfer Standards: Academic Success as a First Expectation
Two-Year College Transfers - Timeline for Implementing New Division I Standards New two-year college transfer requirements effective for students initially enrolling full time in any college on or after August 1, Full time. Any college. On or after August 1, 2012.
Division I: Two-Year College Transfers New Requirements for QUALIFIERS To COMPETE at time of transfer: Must have a 2.50 or better transferable GPA. (This is an increase from the current 2.0 requirement.) May use a maximum of two physical education activity credits in ALL sports (currently applies only to men’s basketball). All other current requirements would remain in effect (e.g., spent at least one full-time semester/quarter at two-year college, completed an average of 12 semester/quarter hours of transferable degree credit for each term of full-time attendance).
Division I: Two-Year College Transfers New Requirements for QUALIFIERS To PRACTICE AND RECEIVE ATHLETICS AID at time of transfer: Athletics aid and practice permissible on transfer based on qualifier status.
Division I: Two-Year College Transfers Changes for NONQUALIFIERS Increase transferable GPA from to 2.50 for competition purposes only. Expand physical education activity course limit of two credits to ALL sports (currently applies only to men’s basketball). Require completion of transferable core credits as follows: three semester/four quarter hours of math, three semester/four quarter hours of natural/physical science, six semester/eight quarter hours English. Science would be the new requirement.
Division I: Two-Year College Transfers Changes for NONQUALIFIERS All other transfer requirements remain in place: Attend two-year college full-time for at least three semesters or four quarters. Earn an AA or equivalent degree.
Division I: Two-Year College Transfers Changes for NONQUALIFIERS continued Transfer at least 48 semester or 72 quarter credit hours. Must include a core curriculum of transferable credits: Six semester/eight quarter hours of English; and Three semester/four quarter hours of math.
Review of NCAA Division II Legislation Applicable to Two-Year College Transfer Students
Division II Two-Year College Transfer Requirements
Division II Overview Transfer triggers. Qualifier with no previous attendance at a four- year collegiate institution (Bylaw ). All other qualifiers, partial qualifiers and nonqualifiers (Bylaw ). Newly adopted legislation. Questions.
Division II 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 athletics 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.
Division II 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 GPA of
Division II Qualifiers with No Previous Four- Year College Attendance – Application All transferable credit hours shall be used when determining the transferable degree credit hours and GPA. Determining the transferable credit GPA: 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.
Division II 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 GPA of
Division II All Other Qualifiers, Partial Qualifiers and Nonqualifiers – Application All transferable credit hours shall be used when determining the transferable degree credit hours and GPA for a two-year college. Only credit hours earned at two-year college(s) attended since the last four-year college attendance shall be used.
Division II 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.
Division II 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.
Division II Additional Transferable Degree Credit A partial or nonqualifier who graduates from the two- year institution is not required to meet the English and math requirement.
Division II 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 graduates. New rule: Attends the two-year institution for only one semester or one quarter and graduates.
NCAA Division II Proposal No Application: Not subject to the 25% 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.
Ongoing Review of Two-Year College Transfer Requirements – Division I
Division I: Year of Academic Readiness This proposal has been “tabled” and is under further review. The concept is as follows: Year must be at two-year institution and be during initial year of collegiate enrollment, whenever that takes place. No competition during this year. NCAA “clock” would not start until after year of academic readiness.
Division I: Year of Academic Readiness Trigger for use of the year of academic readiness would be status as a nonqualifier. Must attend two-year institution(s) full time for minimum five full-time semesters/seven quarters prior to transfer to the Division I institution. At time of 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.
Working Group Created to Continue Year of Academic Readiness Discussions Working group established to further consider year of academic readiness concept. Two-year college members serve on the group, including: Mary Ellen Leicht (NJCAA); President Brian King (Cabrillo College) and Carlyle Carter (CCCAA). June in-person meeting.
Ongoing Review of Two-Year College Transfer Requirements – Division II
Division II: Two-Year College Transfer Requirement Concepts Under Discussion Recommend changes to the current two-year college transfer standards: For qualifiers: GPA requirement of 2.300; and Physical education activity credit limits.
Division II: Two-Year College Transfer Requirement Concepts, continued For partial qualifiers and nonqualifiers not meeting the Associate of Arts (A.A.) or equivalent degree requirement: GPA requirement of 2.300; Physical education activity credit limits; Additional transferable core-curriculum requirement in natural or physical science; and Athletics aid and practice for nonqualifiers if they meet all other requirements and have a GPA at or above a
Division II: Two-Year College Transfer Requirement Concepts, continued Additional requirements for those partial qualifiers and nonqualifiers who earn an A.A. or equivalent degree. Completion of a core-credit curriculum; and A GPA in all otherwise transferable hours. A nonqualifier able to receive athletics aid and practice during their first year of academic residence with a GPA at or above
Timeline for Review Concepts developed, and feedback sought, by Task Force throughout 2013 NCAA Convention educational session. 2013 Division II Chancellor and President Summit. Proposed legislation for the 2014 NCAA Convention. Additional feedback and questions regarding concepts are welcomed and may be sent to
Resources Initial Eligibility: The full sliding scale can be found under Resources tab. Guide for the College Bound Student-Athlete. Transfer Guide.
Feedback and Comments Thank you. Comments may be directed to: Jennifer Fraser OR Diane Dickman