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NCAA EC Update – Final Acad Cert Begins June 11

June 11, 2012

2012 Final Academic Certification Season Begins June 11!

As a reminder, an official final transcript including proof of graduation must be submitted for each student. Also, faxed transcripts are not acceptable. The earlier the official final high school transcript is received at the NCAA Eligibility Center, the quicker the final academic certification will be evaluated.

For any International prospective student-athletes, please remember that the timing of getting a case “Ready to Process” is critical for final academic certification. Please check the Member Institution Portal to see what documents are outstanding or contact the International academic certification department if you have any questions.

Also, please remember, if a prospective student-athlete is receiving an athletics grant-in-aid and that aid is stated as representing the proof of financial ability to pay on the I-20 Form for issuing an F-1 Student Visa, a member institution should never issue an I-20 until after the NCAA Eligibility Center has released the final academic certification qualifier decision or following an approved initial eligibility waiver (IEW) decision. If an I-20 is issued prior to a final academic certification or represents that an athletics grant-in-aid is the source of financial ability for a nonqualifier, then the I-20 Form is in noncompliance with federal law and subject to investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of Homeland Security. Please take any and all appropriate steps to ensure this does not occur.


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