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									NCAA Division I Introduction to
  Progress Toward Degree

         Brandy Hataway
          Jennifer Lane
                  Overview
• Basic Requirements for Practice/Competition.

• Academic Year Requirements.

• Progress-Toward-Graduation Requirements.

• Best Practices for Filing Progress-Toward-
  Degree Waivers.

• Questions.
Requirements for Practice/ Competition
PRACTICE:

•   Enrolled in full-time program of studies leading to a
    baccalaureate or equivalent degree.

COMPETITION:

•   Enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester or quarter hours,
    regardless of institution’s definition of full-time enrollment.

                     NCAA Division I Bylaws 14.1.8.1 and 14.1.8.2
Eligibility for Competition -- Exceptions
Several exceptions listed in Bylaw 14.1.8.2.1.
•   Final semester/quarter.

    – Enrolled in courses necessary to complete degree
      requirements.
•   Competition while enrolled in graduate program.

    – Enrolled in a full-time graduate program as defined by
      institution.
                              Bylaws 14.1.8.2.1.3 and 14.1.8.2.1.4
         Good Academic Standing
•   Determined by the institution for all students.

•   Use the more strict of the rules:

    – NCAA, conference and institutional.



                                   Bylaws 14.01.2 and 14.01.2.1
         Eligibility for Competition
Progress-toward-degree requirements.

•   Designed to move student-athletes (SA) toward graduation
    within five years of full-time collegiate enrollment.

•   Ensures SAs are functioning as students during each academic
    year.

•   Exceptions and waivers are available.

                                                    Bylaw 14.4.3
          Progress Toward Degree
Academic year credit-hour requirements.
•   Six-hour requirement each term.

•   18-/27-hour requirement each academic year.


Progress-toward-graduation benchmarks.
•   24-/36-hour requirement.

•   Percentage-of-degree requirements. (40%/60%/80%)

•   Grade-point average (GPA) requirements. (90%/95%/100%)
            Six-Hour Requirement
•   Must complete a minimum of six-semester or six-quarter
    hours of academic credit in the previous full time regular
    academic term.
    – Does not apply to part-time terms.



                                            Bylaws 14.4.3.1–(d)
    18-Hour/27-Hour Requirement
•   Must earn 18-semester or 27-quarter hours of academic
    credit during each regular academic year.
    – Cannot use summer hours to meet 18/27.
    – Intercession or “J” term hours during the academic year do
      count.

•   Certified before start of the institution's third semester or
    fourth quarter following the SA's initial full-time
    enrollment.
                                               Bylaw 14.4.3.1-(b)
                   Degree Credit
• Must designate degree program by beginning of third year
  of collegiate enrollment (fifth semester or seventh
  quarter).

• At the start of the third year of enrollment, all credits used
  to satisfy progress-toward-degree requirements (i.e., six-
  hour rule, 18/27) must count toward designated degree.

                                                Bylaw 14.4.3.1.5
    24-/36-Hour Requirement - Hybrid
•    Must complete a 24-semester or 36-quarter hours of
     academic credit before the start of the student-athlete’s
     second year of collegiate enrollment.
•    Credits can be applicable to any degree.
•    Credits from summer prior to and summer after first year
     of collegiate enrollment may be included.
                                                Bylaw 14.4.3.1-(a)
         Transfer Student-Athletes
•   One semester = six hours of academic credit.
•   One academic year = 24/36 hours of academic credit.
•   Three semesters/four quarters = 30/42 hours of academic
    credit.
•   Four semesters/six quarters = six hours.
•   International transfers do not need to meet six-hour
    requirement.
•   Other progress-toward-degree and transfer legislation applies.
                                   Bylaws 14.4.3.1.2 and 14.4.3.1.2.1
                     Case Study - Stuart
•   Stuart is a men’s golf SA.
•   Stuart initially enrolled fall 2008.
•   Is Stuart meeting credit-hour requirements for fall 2009?

              Fall                 Spring               Summer

    2008-09   13 hours attempted   12 hours attempted   6 hours attempted
              10 hours earned      3 hours earned       6 hours earned

    2009-10   ????
               Case Study - Stuart
•   24-/36-hour requirement:
    – No, Stuart earned 19 hours.


•   18-/27-hour requirement:
    – No, Stuart earned 13 hours.


•   Six-hour requirement:
    – No, Stuart earned 3 hours in the 2008 spring term.
       Progress Toward Graduation
•   24-/36-hour requirement.
•   Must complete the following percentage-of-degree
    requirements:
    – Before start of third year -- 40%.
    – Before start of fourth year -- 60%.
    – Before start of fifth year -- 80%.
•   Based on SA’s full time terms of enrollment.
                                              Bylaw 14.4.3.2
Percentage-of-Degree Calculation

     Hours earned
     applicable to
   designated degree

  Hours required for
                       =   %   of degree

  graduation based
    on designated
       degree
Grade-Point-Average Requirements
• Must meet GPA benchmarks before the start of each
  regular academic term.
  – Before the start of second year -- 90%.
  – Before the start of third year -- 95%.
  – Start of fourth year and beyond -- 100%.

• GPA requirement based on minimum GPA required for
  graduation.
                                               Bylaw 14.4.3.3.1
                     Case Study - Haley
•     Haley is a women’s volleyball SA.

•     Haley is pursuing a degree in women’s studies that
      requires 120 hours.

              Fall                 Spring             Summer           GPA

    2006-07   12 hours attempted   12 hours attempted Did not attend   1.95
              12 hours earned      8 hours earned

    2007-08   ????
               Case Study - Haley
Is Haley eligible for the 2007-08 season?

•   Six-hour rule:

    – Yes, Haley earned eight hours during spring 2007.

•   18-/27-hour rule:

    – Yes, Haley earned 20 hours during 2006-07.
               Case Study - Haley
•   24-/36-hour rule:

    – No, Haley earned 20 hours during 2006-07.

•   GPA:

    – Yes, Haley earned a GPA of 1.950.

       o The GPA required for graduation is 2.000; 1.800 is
         90% of 2.000.
                 Case Study - Haley

          Fall                 Spring               Summer              GPA

2006-07   12 hours attempted   12 hours attempted   Did not attend      1.95
          12 hours earned      8 hours earned

2007-08   13 hours attempted   12 hours attempted   3 hours attempted   1.91
          13 hours earned      9 hours earned       3 hours earned

2008-09   ????
               Case Study - Haley
Is Haley eligible for the 2008-09 season?

•   Six-hour rule:

    – Yes, Haley earned nine hours during spring 2008.

•   18-/27-hour rule:

    – Yes, Haley earned 22 hours during 2007-08.
               Case Study - Haley
•   Percentage of degree:

    – No, Haley earned only 45 degree-applicable hours. Haley
      must meet 40% (48 credit hours).


•   GPA:

    – Yes, Haley earned a GPA of 1.910.
                 Case Study - Haley
          Fall                 Spring               Summer              GPA

2006-07   12 hours attempted   12 hours attempted   Did not attend      1.95
          12 hours earned      8 hours earned

2007-08   13 hours attempted   12 hours attempted   3 hours attempted   1.91
          13 hours earned      9 hours earned       3 hours earned

2008-09   15 hours attempted   12 hours attempted   9 hours attempted   2.01
          12 hours earned      6 hours earned       9 hours earned

2009-10   ????
               Case Study - Haley
Is Haley eligible for the 2009-10 season?
•   Six-hour rule:

    – Yes, Haley earned six hours during spring 2009.

•   18-/27-hour rule:

    – Yes, Haley earned 18 hours during 2008-09.
               Case Study - Haley
•   Percentage of degree:

    – Yes, Haley has earned 72 degree-applicable credits.
      Haley is starting her seventh semester and must meet
      60% (72 credit hours).

•   GPA:

    – Yes, Haley earned a GPA of 2.01 (100% of the GPA
      required for graduation).
    Progress-Toward-Degree Waivers
•   AMA Online.
    – Online waiver portal to file all AMA waivers.
    – Same information will be collected but in a different way.
    – June 1, 2010, launch.
       Key Elements For Submitting
     Progress-Toward-Degree Waivers
•   Complete waiver application:

    – Next date of competition.

    – Deficiency explained.

    – Completed chart.

    – Explanation and documentation of mitigation.

    – All three signatures.
Include all credits:
•Failed classes.
•Repeated classes.
•Withdraws.
•Incompletes.
Should include:
• Six remedial credits in first year.
• Credit toward any degree in first
  two years.
Should include:
• Only credits that go toward the
  SA’s designated degree.

• If the chosen degree is known fill
  out this column, even if the SA is
  in his or her first two years.
                        12
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These numbers should    12
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       Key Elements for Submitting a
      Progress-Toward-Degree Waiver
•   Official transcripts:
    – Must include all institutions attended.
       o Full and part time.
    – Must be OFFICIAL.
•   SA academic-recovery plan:
    – Remaining credits must add up.
    – Must be signed by SA and the academic authority.
– Documented mitigation.
       Key Elements for Submitting a
      Progress-Toward-Degree Waiver
•   SA academic-recovery plan:
    – Purpose.
       o Demonstrate how the deficiencies will be corrected.
       o Demonstrate the ability to graduate within five years.
    – Key points.
       o Plan should include individual efforts, course scheduling
         and academic resources that SA is expected to use.
       o Should consider past academic record to ensure a
         realistic plan.
       Key Elements for Submitting a
      Progress-Toward-Degree Waiver
•   SAs with education-impacting disabilities:
    – Items to include in the waiver.
       o A history of waivers for and accommodations used by
         the SA.
       o Most recent medical documentation, including:
              Evaluation and diagnosis.
    – Academic-recovery plans.
       o Must include the use of any offered accommodations .
       Key Elements for Submitting a
      Progress-Toward-Degree Waiver
•   Misadvisement.
    – Written statements of explanation.
       o Individual responsible for the misadvisement.
       o Student-athlete.
       o Institution.
    – Documentation demonstrating the misadvice.
    – Institutional recovery plan.
       Key Elements for Submitting a
      Progress-Toward-Degree Waiver
•   Institutional-recovery plans:
    – Demonstrate steps being taken to:
       o Ensure proper advisement in the future.
       o Avoid similar problems in the future.
    – Must be signed by:
       o Athletics representative with academic oversight.
       o Director of athletics.
       o Faculty athletics representative.
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