Yellow Card is a soccer student-athlete at Ocean State University (OSU). Yellow was having trouble getting all the classes she wanted and had to drop down to part-time status on the 2nd day of classes. She will not be able to add enough classes to get her back to full-time status until the 5th day of classes. Is Yellow permitted to continuing practicing while only enrolled part-time?
Yes. NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52.5 states that a student-athlete may practice, but may not compete, during the institution’s first five days of classes if the student-athlete is enrolled in less than a minimum full-time program of studies, provided the student is otherwise eligible under all institutional, conference and NCAA requirements. (Adopted: 1/10/95 effective 8/1/95)