10/22/07 - Tip of the Week - 13.3 - Admissions and Graduation Data

A Manic Monday Seawolves:

As I've talked with many coaches regarding their recruiting and upcoming NLI signees for the early signing date in November, this Tip will hopefully serve as a reminder regarding the information that must be distributed to your recruits and their parents. What information? NCAA Bylaw 13.3 (see below) discusses the grad rates report, the APR (Academic Progress Rate), and the GSR (Graduation Success Rate). Also to be distributed are the NCAA Banned Drug List and the Notification of Initial Eligibility Standards.

We have made this process as easy as we think we can make it. All six items that must be distributed are on the compliance web page (thanks to Phil Hess in our Sports Communications Office) and have been updated with the latest information and can be forwarded to your prospects by a click of the button. Please make sure this information is submitted to your recruits before you submit a NLI request.

Please review the information within the link below and let me know if you have any questions.

Heath

http://goseawolves.cstv.com/school-bio/ston-recruit-forms.html

13.3 ADMISSIONS AND GRADUATION DATA, BANNED DRUG LIST AND INITIAL-ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS

13.3.1 Disclosure Report.

13.3.1.1 Report Publication.

The Association's national office annually shall publish the admissions and graduation-rate data, academic progress rate and graduation success rate specified in Bylaws 30.1, 30.1.1 and 30.1.2 and shall identify the information on an institution-specific basis. (Adopted: 1/10/90 effective immediately for data collection, effective 10/1/91 for disclosure, Revised: 1/9/06)

13.3.1.2 Report Distribution.

Member institutions shall provide to prospective student-athletes and to prospective student-athletes' parents or legal guardians the information contained within the report. The NCAA shall provide a compilation of graduation data to the prospective student-athletesí guidance offices and high school and two-year college coaches. The information shall be provided at the earliest opportunity after the institution's first arranged in-person encounter with the prospective student-athlete or upon request; however, in no event shall an institution provide the information later than the day prior to a prospective student-athlete's signed acceptance of the National Letter of Intent or signed acceptance of the institution's written offer of admission and/or financial aid. An institution may provide the information in hard copy or electronic form (e.g., electronic mail, link to Web site). Violations of this bylaw shall be considered institutional violations per Constitution 2.8.1; however, such violations shall not affect the prospective student-athlete's eligibility. (Adopted: 1/10/90 effective immediately for data collection, effective 10/1/91 for disclosure; Revised: 1/10/92, 1/16/93, 4/27/00, 5/9/06)

13.3.2 Banned Drug List and Information about Nutritional Supplements.

13.3.2.1 Report Publication.

The Association's national office annually shall publish the banned drug list and shall update the list on its Web site (see Bylaw 31.2.3.4). (Adopted: 4/29/04 effective 8/1/04, Revised: 2/10/06)

13.3.2.2 Report Distribution.

Member institutions shall provide to all incoming prospective student-athletes and to prospective student-athletes' parents the NCAA banned drug list, or the NCAA Web site address at which the list is located, and information about nutritional supplements (see Bylaw 31.2.3.4). The information shall be provided at the earliest practical opportunity (e.g., after the institution's first arranged in-person encounter with the prospective student-athlete) or upon request; however, in no event shall an institution provide the information later than July 1 before the prospective student-athlete's initial enrollment at the institution. For a prospective student-athlete whose recruitment is initiated after July 1, the institution must send the banned drug list and information about nutritional supplements at the earliest opportunity. Violations of this bylaw shall be considered institutional violations per Constitution 2.8.1; however, such violations shall not affect the prospective student-athlete's eligibility. (Adopted: 4/29/04 effective 8/1/04)

13.3.3 Notification of Initial-Eligibility Standards.

Member institutions shall provide to high school prospective student-athletes and their parents or legal guardians information regarding the initial-eligibility standards contained in Bylaw 14.3. The information shall be provided at the earliest opportunity after the institution begins recruiting the prospective student-athlete, but not later than the day prior to the prospective student-athlete's signed acceptance of the National Letter of Intent or institution's written offer of admission and/or financial aid. An institution may provide the information in hard copy or electronic form (e.g., electronic mail, link to Web site). Violations of this bylaw shall be considered institutional violations per Constitution 2.8.1; however, such violations shall not affect the prospective student-athlete's eligibility. (Adopted: 4/27/06 effective 8/1/06)