Q.B. is a football student-athlete that just graduated from James River Institute. Q is transferring to Ocean State University (OSU) and wants to participate in summer activities with his new teammates. Does Q have to enroll in summer school at OSU in order to participate?
No. NCAA Staff Interpretation- 5/15/14- Graduate Transfer Student-Athlete’s Participation in Summer Athletic Activities (I) – states that an incoming four-year transfer student-athlete may participate in summer athletic activities without being enrolled in summer school prior to initial full-time enrollment at the certifying institution, provided:
(a) The individual has graduated from his or her previous institution;
(b) The individual has been accepted for enrollment as a graduate student at the certifying institution; and
(c) The individual has signed the certifying institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid or the institution has received the individual’s financial deposit in response to the institution’s offer of admission.
[References: NCAA Division I Bylaws 13.02.12 (prospective student-athlete); 13.02.12.1 (exception — after commitment) 188.8.131.52 (admission); 184.108.40.206.1.5 (summer athletic activities) 220.127.116.11.1.5.1 (basketball); 18.104.22.168.1.5.2 (football); 22.214.171.124.1.5.3 (exception to summer school enrollment — academic requirements — basketball and football); and 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 (application to transfer student-athletes) and a staff interpretation (3/15/13, Item No. a)]
Jennifer M. Condaras
Deputy Commissioner, NCAA Relations & Administration
Colonial Athletic Association
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