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NCAA Rules Update - Enrolling After Graduation
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This winter, the NCAA passed bylaws changing how long high school graduates can wait before enrolling at a Division I institution. The NCAA bylaw in question - 14.2.3.2.2 - specifies that tennis players must enroll in college within six months of high school graduation. Organized competition after those six months have elapsed will cause tennis prospective student-athletes to be charged with a season of competition and be required to sit out a year in residence upon enrollment.

As originally written, those bylaws would impact all graduating classes - starting with this year's class of 2010. High school seniors who had already planned to take time off after graduation would risk losing eligibility.

 

Date Change

There is some good news on the status of changing the effective date for this legislation.

The NCAA Legislative council has approved amending the effective date to August 1, 2012. What this will do is protect the graduating class of 2010 - and those players who had decided pre-legislation to take a year off. As of right now, it looks promising that those players will be able to take that year off as planned. With this change, the class of 2011 will be the first class subject to the 6 month grace period.

Do keep in mind that the amending of the effective date is considered a new proposal, so it is subject to the 60-day override period (dating from mid-April). Secondly, though it does not happen often, the NCAA Board of Directors can further amend this action if it chooses at its April 29 meeting.

Before members of the Class of 2010 affected by this legislation get too excited about the possible effective date change, remember that there a couple more steps in the process before it is official. In other words, this year's seniors should still have a back-up plan in place that allows for them to comply with the current effective date (Aug. 1, 2011) for the 6 month grace period - for most that would be Fall '10 or Spring '11 enrollment.

There is an article on NCAA.org about these changes as well for reference.

 

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