Daily Compliance Item- 10.3.16- 14.4.3.5.4- Remedial Courses

Squib Kick is a freshman football student-athlete at Ocean State University (OSU). Squib is enrolled in 15 hours, 6 of which are remedial courses.
Which of the following is true?
A. OSU may include all six hours of remedial coursework when certifying Squib’s eligibility at the end of the term/year.
B. OSU is not permitted to use any remedial hours when certifying student-athletes’ eligibility.
C. Squib is only permitted to take remedial classes in the summer prior to initial full-time enrollment.
D. None of the Above.

The answer is A. NCAA Bylaw 14.4.3.5.4 states that remedial, tutorial or noncredit courses may be used by the student to satisfy the minimum academic progress requirement of Bylaw 14.4.3.1 only if they meet all of the following conditions: (Revised: 10/31/02 effective 8/1/03)
(a) The courses must be considered by the institution to be prerequisites for specific courses acceptable for any degree program;
(b) The courses must be given the same weight as others in the institution in determining the student’s status for full-time enrollment;
(c) Noncredit courses may not exceed the maximum institutional limit for such courses in any baccalaureate degree program (or the student’s specific baccalaureate degree program once a program has been designated); and
(d) Credit in such courses shall not exceed six-semester or nine-quarter hours, and the courses must be taken during the student’s first academic year of collegiate enrollment.

Jennifer M. Condaras
Deputy Commissioner, NCAA Relations & Administration
Colonial Athletic Association

The opinions expressed in the Daily Compliance Item are the author’s and the author’s alone, and are not endorsed by The COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION or JumpForward. The Daily Compliance Item is not a substitute for a compliance office, case specific research, or the NCAA Bylaws. Do some homework, ask around, and get it right.

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