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NCAA Review Process: Why and How…and What’s Different During COVID-19?


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You may be asking why a college sports association would be at an education innovation symposium. Did you know NCAA colleges and universities have academic benchmarks for incoming prospective student-athletes, including specific requirements for courses completed through online, blended, or other such means? In this interactive seminar, we’ll discuss the requirements via a sample review of an online program using NCAA criteria. We’ll also share our temporary policies in response to COVID-19.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the NCAA requirements for initial eligibility and nontraditional core courses.
  • Identify the underlying purposes of information requested during the review process.
  • Differentiate between standard requirements and temporary policies due to COVID-19.


  • Sarah Overpeck, Director of High School Review, NCAA | @smoverpeck
  • Christa Palmer, Associate Director, Eligibility Center, NCAA
  • Susan Patrick, President & CEO, Aurora Institute (moderator) | @susandpatrick