2022 Graduate Student Eligibility Interp

At the 2022 NAIA National Convention, the National Eligibility Committee (NEC) reviewed the continuing eligibility requirements for graduate students and ...
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Summer Participation & Amateurism

Article VII, Section C, Item 2 An individual participating as a recognized amateur under the rules of a sport’s national ...
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Summer Activities with Prospective Student-Athletes

Who is considered a prospective student? Article V, Section B, Item 16: A prospective student is any individual, regardless of ...
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Summer Participation & Seasons of Competition

Article V, Section B, Item 19 Note 4: Unless specified elsewhere in the NAIA Bylaws (i.e. Article V, Section F, ...
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Transfers & Permission to Contact

Do I need a permission to contact form? A permission to contact is solely an NCAA rule. This bylaw requires ...
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Transfer Release Exceptions

See this article regarding the requirement for a release per Article V, Section G, Item 1. A student shall have ...
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Transfer Release

When does a student need a transfer release? In general, a transfer student is subject to a 16-week residency period ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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