New Eligibility Rules

Beginning in the fall of 2018, the NMAA Eligibility Rules will change.  It is important that students are aware of the rule change this spring as grades this spring determine eligibility in the fall.

NMAA 2018-2019 Scholastic Eligibility

  1. Use of Semester Grades Only: Scholastic eligibility will be determined by semester grades. Eligibility checks for those deemed unable to participate at semester will under-go checks at designated marking periods (6/9 weeks) during that semester. If they are passing at the 9-week marking period, they are eligible for immediate participation that semester. If they are eligible at the 6-week marking period, they are eligible immediately and will undergo an additional check on the next 6 week marking period as well. Fall 2018 eligibility will be based on 2nd semester grades from 2017-2018 school year.
  2. No F’s: A student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and NO F’s in order to be eligible to participate in activities/athletics. This is a change from the past where a student was allowed one F.
  3. Summer Courses: Beginning in the summer 2018, students may make up multiple courses to attempt to gain eligibility. Any class eligible for replacement based on local district policy can be taken and have the grade replaced to gain eligibility. The replacement classes are required to be the exact course that was listed on the official transcript (i.e. AP English must be replaced with AP English, etc.).
  4. Cumulative Provision: The cumulative provision may only be used at the beginning of the semester and must include all semester grades beginning with the 9th grade year. This provision may be used if the student has no more than one F grade at the semester.

Notes for music students:

Students must be eligible both at the time of the all-state audition registration and the actual audition. Since in most cases these two events occur in different grading periods, the 6/9-week eligibility check will not apply