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NCAA changes rules for non-traditional courses



The NCAA has changed the eligibility rule for Div. I student-athletes who use non-traditional courses.

The courses, such as software-based credit recovery, virtual, online, independent study and correspondence courses, now must be completed in a manner consistent with core-course curriculum assignments. That includes programs such as NovaNet, which is popular among bay area student-athletes as a credit recovery program that allows them to make up classes they have failed through on-line courses.

This new rule applies to courses completed on or after August 1, 2010, for students entering an NCAA Division I college or university on or after the same date.

Read more on our sister blog, Home Team.

Note: An earlier version of this post indicated that NovaNet credit wasn't being accepted by the NCAA. Kate Miller, communications vice president from Pearson, the manufacturer of NovaNet, says that in fact the NCAA will accept NovaNet credits as long as students take the courses in full. She said that students were getting credits after taking only part of the course via NovaNet.

[Last modified: Friday, September 3, 2010 7:14pm]


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