Ocean State University (OSU) began classes on August 18, 2014. Per the Academic Progress Rate (APR) manual, OSU’s Academic Performance Program data [i.e., NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Academic Performance Census (APC) was due on Monday, September 29, 2014. OSU was not tracking on this requirement and consequently missed the submission deadline. Are there any penalties for missing this deadline? Are extensions available for extenuating circumstances?
Yes there are penalties. NCAA Bylaw 14.01.6.1 states that an institution shall not be eligible to enter a team or individual competitor in postseason competition (including NCAA championships and bowl games) unless it has submitted, by the applicable deadline, its academic progress rate (APR) in a form approved and administered by the Committee on Academic Performance. (Adopted: 4/29/04, Revised: 9/14/07, 7/31/13)
An extension may be available for institutions that have extenuating circumstances for missing the submission deadline.
The APR Manual includes the following time period for which institutiions must submit their data to comply with the above NCAA legislation:
Official submission of the data to calculate the APR and to satisfy the requirements for the APC is due within six weeks (42 calendar days) following the first day of classes on campus each fall term and June 1 for GSR and Federal Graduation Rate data.
JumpForward Customers– Don’t forget that you are able to submit Academic Progress Rate (APR) data directly to the NCAA Academic Performance Program (APP) module. This process, previously available only through the NCAA website, was created last year through JumpForward’s Compliance Toolbox.