TERM OF ATTENDANCE
Q: If a student does not meet the 24/36-Hour Rule but does qualify for 24/36-Hour Rule exception 3 due to not previously participating in any intercollegiate contest, can the exception be considered met based on the COVID freshmen requirements (2.0 GPA only)?
A: Yes for the cohorts that were able to utilze the COVID Freshmen Exception (2020-2021 and 2021-2022 FR cohorts) if these students did not participate they can use 24/36-Hour Rule excpetion 3 based off of 2.00 High School GPA.
PASS/ FAIL CREDITS & REPEAT RULE APPLICATIONS
Q: Some schools are creating options to switch course grading from the standard letter grade to a Pass/Fail model or an S/D/F model (S = satisfactory and takes place of A/B/C letter grades, D and F letter grades are awarded as normal). How would this impact the 2.0 requirement for juniors and seniors?
Q: Will the NAIA still calculate students’ GPAs in the same way? In other words, are any exceptions being made to account for the fact that students are unexpectedly being transitioned to online coursework or to environments not conducive to remote learning, and therefore GPAs may suffer?
Q: We have a student-athlete who was repeating a course previously passed with a ‘D’ in Fall 2019. However, for the Spring 2020 term, our NAIA institution has chosen to offer Pass/Fail for course grading instead of a letter grade. Assume the student receives a ‘P’. How will this affect my student-athlete’s eligibility? (Added 4/3/2020)