Compliance

Initial eligibility

Relationships between Academic Requirements, Financial Aid and Eligibility (Bylaw 14.3) for High School Graduates First Entering during the 2018-19 Academic Year (Effective August 1, 2018). Click the image for a larger view. Succeeding in...

Two-year college transfers

Research has shown that college grade-point average is the strongest predictor of future academic success of transfer student-athletes. In addition, data show that the more physical-education activity credits a student-athlete earns at a...

Progress-toward-degree

The division’s progress-toward-degree requirements are designed to guide student-athletes through their academic journey to graduation. The standards, which take effect Aug. 1, 2016 , ensure student-athletes take the appropriate steps...

Division II Path to Graduation

Division II’s academic standards are designed to be a partnership between each school and its student-athletes to set them on a path to graduation from the day they step on campus. The division’s initial eligibility requirements are based...

Regional Compliance Seminar (Pilot)

The NCAA Division II Regional Compliance Seminar is an educational forum that provides programing and training on NCAA legislation, athletics compliance topics and associated governance initiatives. The one-day professional development...

Remaining Eligible: Professional Draft Inquiries

Current student-athletes may contact a professional sports organization to discuss eligibility in a professional-league player draft or to request information about professional market value without affecting their amateur status. A...

Remaining Eligible: Academic Waivers

The NCAA requires Divisions I and II student-athletes to make appropriate annual progress toward earning their degrees. This progress is measured in several slightly different ways in the two divisions, including credits earned toward a...

Remaining Eligible: Legislative Relief

In cases when no other waiver process already has authority, institutions, conferences and committees may seek relief from applying a rule when extraordinary or extenuating circumstances warrant. A member school, conference or committee...

Amateurism

Amateur competition is a bedrock principle of college athletics and the NCAA. Maintaining amateurism is crucial to preserving an academic environment in which acquiring a quality education is the first priority. In the collegiate model of...

Remaining Eligible: Academics

Because intercollegiate athletics is part of the fabric of the university, student-athletes must be committed to academic achievement and the pursuit of a degree. Student-athletes must meet academic standards throughout their careers on...

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