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INFORMATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELORS, ATHLETIC DIRECTORS AND COACHES

RESOURCES
- Eligibility Center Website
- High School Resource Page

-
2015-16 Guide for High School Counselors
- High School Portal Instructions
- Transcripts - Learn How to Upload a Student's Transcript
- NCAA Eligibility Presentation - Your Path to the Student-Athlete Experience (PowerPoint)
- 2point3.org
- Initial Eligibility Process
- Initial Eligibility Brochure
- Division I Academic Requirements
- Division I Academic Requirements FAQ
- Current Division II Academic Requirements
- Division II Academic Requirements effective August 1, 2018
- Home School Students
- International Students
- Students with Education Impacting Disabilities

- 2015-2016 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete
- 2015-2016 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete (Spanish)

- 2015-2016 Guide for Two-Four Transfers
- 2015-2016 Guide for Four-Four Transfers

HELPFUL LINKS
- NFHS Learning Center - NCAA Eligibility
- National Letter of Intent
- NLI Twitter: @NLIinsider
- Eligibility Center
- Eligibility Center Twitter: @NCAA_EC
- High School Newsletters
- MSU Office of Compliance Twitter: @compliancemsu

NONTRADITIONAL COURSES

Courses taught via the Internet, distance learning, independent study, individualized instruction, correspondence and courses taught by similar means may be used to satisfy NCAA core-course requirements if all of the following conditions are satisfied:
- The course meets all requirements for a core course;
- The instructor and the student have ongoing access to one another for purposes of teaching, evaluating and providing assistance to the student throughout the duration of the course;
- The instructor and the student have regular interaction with one another for purposes of teaching, evaluating and providing assistance to the student throughout the duration of the course;
- The student's work (e.g., exams, papers, assignments) is available for evaluation and validation;
- Evaluation of the student's work is conducted by the appropriate academic authorities in accordance with the high school's established academic policies;
- The course includes a defined time period for completion; and
- The course is acceptable for any student and is placed on the high school transcript.

Nontraditional courses must meet the definition of a core course and be offered by a school or program that has a list of approved core courses with the Eligibility Center.

An official transcript is required from all credit awarding institutions through which core coursework was completed. For non-credit awarding institutions, a grade report is required and another high school must have awarded credit on an official high school transcript in order for the Eligibility Center to use the course in the academic certification.


For courses completed after high school graduation (plus one/three) the following rules apply:
1. If the additional course(es) was taken at the high school from which the prospect graduated, the course must appear on the high school's list of approved core courses. The Eligibility Center must receive a transcript from the high school, showing the course title, grade received and credit awarded for the additional core course(es).

2. If the additional course(es) was taken at a school other than the high school from which the prospect graduated and that school has a list of approved core courses, the additional core course must appear on that school's list of approved core courses. A transcript from the school, showing the course title, grade received and credit awarded for the additional core course must be provided to the Eligibility Center. However, the additional core course is not required to appear on the transcript from the high school from which the prospect graduated.

3. If the additional core course was taken through distance learning or other nontraditional means (e.g., online, correspondence, credit recovery) and the school/program has an approved list of core courses, the additional core course must appear on that school/program's list of approved core courses. A transcript from the program, showing the course title, grade received and credit awarded for the additional core course must be provided to the Eligibility Center. However, the additional core course is not required to appear on the transcript from the high school form which the prospect graduated, unless the program does not provide a grade and credit for coursework completed.

4. If the additional core course was taken at a community college, junior college or four-year college, a transcript from that college with the course title, grade received and credit earned for the additional core course must be provided to the Eligibility Center.

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