Daily Compliance Item- 8/1/14- 14.4.3.1.7- Multiple Degree Programs

 

Student-Athletes are getting back on the field.  Let’s hope all those nagging injuries have healed.  With practices starting there will  lots of certifying to do.  So let’s get the DCI started up again too!

Good luck to everyone during the 2014-15 academic year!

 

Lib E. Ro is a volleyball student-athlete at Ocean State University (OSU).  Lib has designated two separate degree programs [Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International Relations] and was enrolled in classes for both programs during the 2013-14 academic year.  When certifiying Lib’s eligibility for the 2014-15 academic year, can OSU use classes from both degree programs?

  1. Because these are two separate degree programs OSU will have to select one to use for certification purposes.  Credits from two separate degree programs may not be combined to meet progress-toward-degree requirements. Therefore, a student-athlete who has designated two separate degree programs must be certified on the basis of course requirements in only one of the two degree programs.  NCAA Staff Interpretation- 4/22/98-  Student-Athlete Enrolled in Two Separate Degree Programs– states that a student-athlete who has designated two separate degree programs must satisfy all applicable satisfactory-progress requirements (e.g., credit-hour requirements) in one of the two degree programs. The student-athlete may not combine credits from two separate degree programs to meet the applicable satisfactory-progress requirements. [References: NCAA Bylaw 14.4.3 (eligibility for competition — Divisions I and II) and staff minute 02/03/95, item a]

 

 

 

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Jennifer M. Condaras

Associate Commissioner for Compliance & Governance

BIG EAST Conference

Cell (401) 265-6739

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