Policies and Procedures for the Certification of Academic Eligibility of Student-Athletes
The Compliance Office is responsible for updating the NCAA database (CAi).
In preparing the eligibility list, if the Certification Officer determines that a student-athlete has not declared a degree program within the NCAA mandated timeframe, they will immediately notify Student-Athlete Services. Such student-athlete shall not be certified as eligible until the degree program has been declared.
Prior to the start of the spring semester, the Certification Officer will determine if each returning student-athlete has met satisfactory progress, including: 1) having passed the requisite number of hours for the previous term; and 2) having the requisite grade-point average. For those student-athletes who's fourth, sixth, or eighth semester of enrollment is the spring semester, the Certification Officer shall determine if they have successfully completed the requisite percentage of their degree program. The Certification Officer has the responsibility of preparing the Eligibility report to note any student-athletes whose eligibility status has changed since the previous report and forwarding the report to the Compliance Office.
The Certification Officer is responsible for updating the NCAA database (CAi).
Based upon the transcript evaluation conducted by the Admissions Office, the Certification Officer shall determine transfer eligibility, including: 1) if applicable, whether the student has earned an Associate's Degree; 2) if applicable, whether the student has completed the requisite number of terms at the previous institution; 3) whether the student has completed the requisite number of transferable hours with the requisite grade-point average; 4) whether the student has completed the applicable percentage of their degree program; and 5) whether the student has completed the applicable number of hours in their previous term of enrollment.
The Compliance Office has the responsibility to notify the Certification Officer of any applicable exceptions to the NCAA transfer rule and to forward a copy of any One-Time Transfer exceptions. The Certification Officer has the responsibility of preparing the Eligibility report including the certification of all incoming transfer student-athletes and forwarding to the Compliance Office on a regular basis.
Monitoring of Full-Time Enrollment
After a student-athlete has completed their first year and any other following year, progress towards degree status must be evaluated.