Back Board is a basketball student-athlete at Ocean State University. Back was a freshman last year and took 2 remedial courses. Unfortunately Back did not pass one of the remedial courses and is taking the course again this year as a sophomore. Can the institution use the repeated course to meet progress toward degree requirements?
No. NCAA Official Interpretation- 2/1/90- Use of repeated remedial course- states that the provisions of Bylaws 14.4.2, 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 would not permit a student-athlete to use a repeated remedial course subsequent to the initial year of enrollment in order to satisfy the requirements of Bylaw 14.5.2 (satisfactory progress).