Dub L. Hit is a volleyball student-athlete at Ocean State University. Dub graduated during the spring 2012 semester completing 5 degree applicable hours that term. Since Dub did not fulfill the 6 hour requirement, is she eligible to compete during the fall 2012 semester?
For purposes of this scenario, Dub met all other progress toward degree requirements.
Yes. NCAA Staff Interpretation- 8/24/12-Graduation and Credit-Hour Requirements (I) Date Published: August 24, 2012– states that a student-athlete who receives a baccalaureate degree is not required to have met the credit-hour requirements in the preceding regular academic term or terms in order to be eligible for competition in the regular academic term immediately following the receipt of the degree.
[References: NCAA Bylaws 22.214.171.124 (fulfillment of credit-hour requirements), 126.96.36.199.6 (additional requirements — football), 188.8.131.52.6.1 (regaining eligibility for two contests), 184.108.40.206.6.2 (regaining full eligibility — one-time exception), and 220.127.116.11 (exceptions to progress-toward-degree rule)]