Online Eligibility Clarifications

Second Semester Eligibility for School Year
In accordance with GHSA By-Law 2.34, units do not have to be submitted for students whose eligibility has not changed from the first semester of a school year to the second semester.  If a student was declared eligible in the first semester, the student remains eligible in the second semester, unless the student failed to earn the required number of units in the first semester (2.5) to continue eligibility or some other event occurred that has rendered the student ineligible.  However, if a student was declared ineligible in the first semester and has earned enough units to become eligible, for example, the student units can be uploaded or entered allowing the system to reevaluate the student's eligibility for the second semester.  By-law 2.34:

 
Once a student has been certified eligible by the school and has been processed by the GHSA, eligibility is assumed to be continuing, and no further eligibility report is necessary for that student during the school year unless situations occur that render the student ineligible.
 
Second Semester Eligibility for Hybrid or Year Long Schedules
Students on hybrid or year-long schedules that are entered into the eligibility system in the second semester must contain the required units for the previous semester (2.5) in order for the student to be declared eligible.  We realize that the transcript systems of some schools are not updated with grades at mid-year for year-long classes, but there must be some indication given that the student is passing the required number of units for each semester.  If the school is exporting the student data into a spreadsheet, the previous semester units may need to be manually corrected in order to meet this criteria. By-Law 1.53 (Advisory Notice):
 
HYBRID SCHEDULING:
1. Definition: A student takes a combination of courses scheduled as block courses, yearlong courses and/or traditional courses.
2. To be eligible, a student must be enrolled in a combination of courses that carry at least 2.5 units.
3. To be eligible, a student must have passed a combination of courses the previous semester that carries at least 2.5 units.