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Article V, Section G

Transfer Release Exceptions

See this article regarding the requirement for a release per Article V, Section G, Item 1. A student shall have the 16 calendar weeks residency requirement waived for participation in that same sport provided the […]

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Article V, Section G

Transfer Release

When does a student need a transfer release? In general, a transfer student is subject to a 16-week residency period if the student participated in intercollegiate athletics at the student’s most recent four-year institution. A […]

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Article V, Section C

Progress Rule vs. 24/36-Hour Rule

The two core NAIA continuing eligibility requirements, the 24/36-Hour Rule and the Progress Rule, are often mistaken for one another. However, they represent separate concepts and are to be applied independently. Previous installments of this series […]

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Article V, Section B

Unattached Criteria – As of 2021-2022

Unattached Criteria no longer appicible as of May 1, 2021 The new bylaw amendment that passed in October 2020 removed the blanket exception to the seasons of competition (SOC) ruling, commonly known as the “unattached […]

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Article V, Section B

20% Season of Competition Rule

Effective: August 1, 2021 a. Participation in more than 20% of the maximum allowable number of intercollegiate contests or dates (excluding scrimmages) at an NAIA institution, whether in a varsity, junior varsity or freshman program, […]

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Article V, Section C

Progress Rule GPA & Exception

Bylaw Article V, Section C, Item 9b and exception Amended at the 2021 National Convention – Applicible for all eligibility decisions May 1, 2022 and thereafter. “To participate in a second, third and/or fourth season […]