Article V, Section B, Item 8 – Identification for Graduate Students

Bylaw: Article V, Section B, Item 8

“Identification: Representing an institution in an intercollegiate contest or enrolling in 12 or more institutional credit hours with a minimum of nine institutional credit hours at the NAIA member institution in any given term (excluding summer session) as reported by the institution’s registrar on an official transcript based on the institution’s official census date.”

Interpretation

The identification definition allows for a student to be identified if they are enrolled in nine institutional credit hours at the NAIA institution and at least three institutional credit hours elsewhere. ). This application has expanded to graduate student identification, and has applied the approach in that the student must be enrolled in at least three-fourths of the required credits at his or her NAIA school and the remaining credits elsewhere. If a graduate student’s full-time enrollment requires the student to be enrolled in nine institutional credit hours, a graduate student can be identified by enrolling in six institutional credit hours at the NAIA institution and at least three institutional credit hours elsewhere.

Application

The credits the student is enrolled in must be graduate student coursework as defined by the NAIA institution. If the NAIA school’s graduate program requires all hours to be graduate level (400-level or above), then any hours taken at another institution and used towards eligibility must also be 400-level hours.

The credits taken outside of the NAIA institution do not have to transfer back to the home NAIA institution in order to count as a term of attendance.

Related Bylaws

Article V, Section B, Item 20

Article V, Section C, Item 3

Related Interpretations

Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Identification

NEC Interp – Creation date: May 2018