NCAA _ NJCAA Regulations and the International Student by wuzhenguang

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									  NCAA & NJCAA
  Regulations and the
  International Student

Presenters:
Robert Watkins
Assistant Director of Admissions
The University of Texas at Austin

Mike Donahue, PhD
Director of Admissions
IUPUI
History of the NCAA
Foreign Student Records
Committee
• Origin of the group.
• Membership (Founding Fathers).
• Creation of the NCAA Guide to
  International Academic Standards for
  Athletics Eligibility.
Transition to Committee
Status 2000-Present

• Official committee status obtained.
• Second generation follows Founding
  Fathers.
• Terms and representation.
• Current membership.
• Staff support.
Committee Meetings

• Two in-person meetings annually, with
  two out of every three in Indianapolis.
• Teleconferences monthly while on latest
  project.
• Constant e-mails and faxes.
NCAA Regulations on
Bylaw 14.3 (initial
eligibility)
• Evolution: increased unit requirements
  over time.
• Sliding scale grades/SAT or ACT.
• Latest change: 16-unit requirement.
• Implications for international Guide.
Format of the Guide

 – Category One: Document satisfies the
   graduation and core-curriculum requirements.
   •   Generally, not evaluated for core-curriculum requirements.

 – Category Two: Document satisfies
   graduation, but not core-curriculum
   requirements.
   •   The clearinghouse will evaluate transcript(s) to determine
       whether 14 (now 16) core-course requirement is satisfied.
Format of the Guide
(continued)
– Category Three: Documents do not, by
  themselves, satisfy graduation. However,
  may be combined with Category one or two
  documents to determine whether the core-
  curriculum was satisfied.

– Category Four: Documents indicate that the
  foreign student-athlete must satisfy the
  transfer requirements instead of initial-
  eligibility regulations. Full-time attendance
  triggers the start of the five-year period of
  eligibility.
Revision of the
International Guide

• Research each country’s secondary
  systems for 16 units.
• Check entries for accuracy/recent
  changes.
• Update resources in each entry.
• Cite GPA calculation methodology.
Initial Eligibility -- NCAA
• Foreign student-athletes must register
  with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility
  Clearinghouse.

• Register online by completing the
  Foreign Student Release Form.
  – www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
Initial Eligibility
• The clearinghouse calculates the grade-point
  average based on the grades on the senior
  or leaving certificate, not on the transcripts.

• The clearinghouse does not provide foreign
  student-athletes with a preliminary
  certification report.
  – Evaluation is performed on the coursework/
    grades that appear on the graduation document.
Initial Eligibility –
Clearinghouse Process
• Send the following documents to the
  clearinghouse for review:
  – Original records or true copies certified by the
    appropriate educational authority;
     •   Leaving certificate.
     •   Transcripts.
  – English translations of the original records;
  – Student-release form and fee; and
  – ACT and/or SAT test scores.
     •   TOEFL cannot substitute for ACT/SAT.
Clearinghouse Numbers
• Roughly two percent of all students who
  register with the clearinghouse are
  foreign.
• Top three countries of origin:
  – Canada
  – Australia
  – Germany
Initial Eligibility -- NJCAA
• Graduate from high school (or international
  equivalent) or present the GED.
• Meet established institutional admission and
  other academic requirements.
• Non high school graduates can establish
  eligibility by:
  – Completing one term of college work with 12
    hours passed and a 1.75 GPA.
  – Term must occur after student’s high-school class
    has graduated.
Seasons of Competition
• Two seasons allowed in NJCAA.
• Four seasons allowed in NCAA (within a
  five-year time frame).
  – Seasons used at NJCAA count as seasons
    used in NCAA.
• Any amount of competition counts as a
  season.
Seasons of Competition --
example
• Roberto attends an NJCAA school in
  2004-05 and pitches in one inning of
  one baseball game.
• He plans to transfer to an NCAA school
  in fall 2005.
• How many seasons of competition does
  he have left?
Seasons of Competition --
answer
• Roberto has used one season of
  competition.
• Had he stayed at the NJCAA school, he
  could have played one more season.
• Upon transfer to an NCAA school, he
  has three seasons left.
Transfer Issues
• General rule: Any time a student-athlete
  transfers from one school to another, the
  student-athlete can’t play at the second
  school until he/she has served an academic
  year in residence at the new school.
  –   Two-year college transfers.
  –   Four-year college transfers.
  –   4-2-4 transfers.
  –   Foreign student transfers.
Two-Year College
Transfers
• To a Division I institution, to play
  immediately:
  – Qualifier: One academic term of full-time
    attendance, 12 hours transferable degree
    credit per term of attendance, 2.000 GPA.
  – Nonqualifier: Three semesters/four
    quarters of full-time attendance, AA
    degree, 48-semester or 72-quarter hours of
    transferable degree credit, 2.000 GPA.
Two-Year College
Transfers
• To a Division II institution to play
  immediately:
  – Two semesters or three quarters of full-
    time attendance AND one of the following:
     • AA degree OR
     • 12 hours of transferable degree credit per term
       of attendance and 2.000 GPA
Two-Year College
Transfers
• To a Division III institution, to play
  immediately:
  – Academically and athletically eligible at the
    two-year school, as certified by the two-
    year school.
Four-Year College
Transfers
• Same general rule applies: transfer
  students can’t play for one full year at
  the second school.
• Exceptions exist, but student-athletes
  must be eligible to use an exception.
  – Qualifier as certified by the clearinghouse.
  – Spent one full academic year at the
    institution from which they are transferring.
Transfer Exceptions
• Most commonly used:
  – Discontinued/nonsponsored sport.
  – Two-year nonparticipation.
  – One-time transfer.
    • Does not work in Division I football, basketball
      or men’s ice hockey.
    • No previous four-year transfer.
    • Academic eligibility must be certified.
    • Previous institution must release student.
4-2-4 Transfers
• Division I
  – One calendar year lapse;
  – AA degree;
  – 24-semester/36-quarter hours transferable
    degree credit; and
  – 2.000 GPA.
4-2-4 Transfers
• Division II
  – Same as 2-4 transfer.
• Division III
  – Eligible at the first four-year OR
  – Two semesters/three quarters as a full time
    student at the two-year college AND 24-
    semester/36-quarter hours of transferable
    degree credit.
Foreign Transfers
• All foreign students are considered four-
  year college transfers, even if they are
  coming from a two-year college in a
  foreign country.
• Allows for ease in certification.
• 4-4 transfer rules apply.
Amateurism
• Division I
  – No pay for play or salary.
  – No contracts.
  – No agents.
  – No competition with professionals, or
    expenses from a professional team.
Amateurism
• Division II and Division III
  – Tied to expected date of high-school
    graduation.
     • Must enroll in college at first opportunity after
       expected date of graduation.
     • Delay of enrollment may result in loss of
       seasons of competition.
     • No pay for play.
     • No agents.
21-Year Age Rule            (Division I
only)
• Student-athlete loses one year of
  competition for every year on/after 21st
  birthday that the individual engages in
  organized competition.
• Applies if individual does not enter
  college before age 21.
Division I Tennis,
Swimming/Diving Rule
• After high-school graduation, an
  individual has one year to matriculate
  (“grace year”).
  – Organized competition after “grace year”
    results in a loss of a season of
    competition for each year, PLUS the
    individual can’t play in his/her first year at
    the DI school.
  – 20-year age rule in tennis only.
Initial Eligibility –
Amateurism Issues
• Review a foreign student-athlete’s
  expected graduation date to assist in
  determining amateurism status.

• See pages 230-238 in the Guide.
Initial Eligibility –
Amateurism Issues
• Do a thorough examination of the
  documents.
  – How old is the student-athlete?
     •   They should be about the same age as a U.S. high-
         school graduate.
  – When did the student-athlete complete
    secondary school?
     •   What is the length of the secondary-school system?
         Did the student-athlete finish in the prescribed time
         frame?
  – What has the student-athlete done since
    secondary school?
     •   Examine all postsecondary documents carefully.
Resources
• NCAA Guide to International Academic
  Standards for Athletics Eligibility
  – www.ncaa.org
  – Click on “Academics and Athletes.”
  – Click on “Eligibility and Conduct.”
  – Click on “International Student-Athletes.”
  – Click on link to the guide.
Resources
• NCAA amateurism rules
  – www.ncaa.org
  – Click on “Academics and Athletes.”
  – Click on “Eligibility and Conduct.”
  – Click on “Agents and Amateurism.”
Resources
• NCAA Transfer Guide
  – www.ncaa.org
  – Click on “Academics and Athletes.”
  – Click on “Eligibility and Conduct.”
  – Click on “Eligibility.”
  – Click on link to Transfer Guide.
Resources
• NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse:
  – www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
• AACRAO: www.aacrao.org
• NAFSA: www.nafsa.org
• UCAS: www.ucas.ac.uk
• NJCAA: www.njcaa.org
• NAIA: www.naia.org
Questions?

								
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