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Are You Recruiting International Students?
If you are recruiting international students, there are several things you need to keep in mind:
Many international schools close completely during the summer starting in early to mid-June.
This means that if students haven't requested their records be sent prior to that time, they will have to wait to receive an eligibility determination until they can request their records after the school reopens. The NAIA Eligibility Center requires records submitted come directly from the student's institution.
NAIA member institutions may forward international academic records on behalf of a student.
The records must come directly from the Admissions or Registrar's Office and the school official sending the records must include a signed letter on school letterhead describing exactly how the records were received and where the records originated.
Please note, the Eligibility Center may still require records sent from the student's home country if the records sent by your school are incomplete, illegible, or were not received by your school in a manner consistent with the Eligibility Center's standards for what is considered official.
During the 2012 NAIA Convention, a legislative change was approved by membership that will impact international transfer students.
Students may be charged for chargeable outside play beginning September 1 after high school graduation, even if the student subsequently enrolls in a US school and is not charged seasons for the outside competition by the school or athletics association. This is true regardless of whether the student is charged seasons for competing at the US school. This means all international students (affecting primarily transfers) are required to submit proof of high school graduation.
Also, check out the main page for international students, and be sure to forward the link to your recruits!