The opportunity for an NCAA Division I athlete to receive an Extension Waiver for a possible 6th year on their eligibility “clock” has been expanded.
Prior to this recent change, there were two ways for a Division I athlete to have their eligibility clock extended to a 6th year (Pandemic-related rulings aside).
- The athlete must have missed two different seasons of competition due to documented circumstances outside of the control of the athlete and also outside of the control of the coach and athletic department; OR
- The athlete must have been redshirted by their coach during their first year of full-time college enrollment (at a two-year or four-year college) and must have missed one other season due to documented circumstances outside their control.
With this recent change, a Division I athlete can qualify for a 6th year if:
- They were redshirted during ANY year of their college enrollment and then missed one other season due to documented circumstances outside their control and outside the control of the coach and athletic department.
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