Eligibility Issues: Taking courses over the holiday break?

When taking courses during a winter session or “mini-mester” over the holidays, it can be important to know when that grade will post to an athlete’s transcript.

At one university where I was the NCAA DI compliance director, the grades for courses taken during a winter session were posted to the transcript as if the course was taken during the Spring semester. 

They would not be helpful to an athlete who needed that course and grade to be eligible during the Spring because it would not be officially on the transcript until after the Spring semester had concluded. 

If you have questions about the requirements for academic eligibility, send an email to rick@informedathlete.com or call us at 913-766-1235.

About Rick Allen

25+ years NCAA Rules Expertise, including Director of Compliance at 2 major DI schools

Former President of National Association for Athletic Compliance (NAAC)

Conducts compliance reviews and audits at NCAA Schools throughout the U.S.

Consulted with NAIA schools transitioning to NCAA membership status

Dad of a DI & DII student-athlete

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