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What types of nontraditional courses can be used to satisfy NCAA core-course requirements?

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Answer:

NCAA Bylaw 14.3.1.3.2 Nontraditional Courses states:

Courses taught via the Internet, distance learning, independent study, individualized instruction, correspondence and courses taught by similar means may be used to satisfy NCAA core-course requirements if all of the following conditions are satisfied:

  • The course meets all requirements for a core course as defined in Bylaw 14.3.1.2;
  • The instructor and the student have ongoing access to one another for purposes of teaching, evaluating and providing assistance to the student throughout the duration of the course;
  • The instructor and the student have regular interaction with one another for purporses of teaching, evaluating and providing assistance to the student throughout the duration of the course;
  • The student's work (e.g., exams, papers, assignments) is available for evaluation and validation;
  • Evaluation of the student's work is conducted by the appropriate academic authorities in accordance with the high school's established academic policies;
  • The course includes a defined time period for completion; and
  • The course is acceptable for any student and is placed on the high school transcript.

Click here to see a school's list of NCAA-approved core classes. Classes listed here have been approved based on the bylaws listed above.

 

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