Harvard Extension School and Sports Teams

<p>Hello everyone!</p>

<p>I was interested to know whether Harvard Extension School students were permitted to join any of the sports teams at Harvard University, like the Men's Heavyweight or Lightweight Crew?</p>


<p>Varsity sports at Harvard College are ruled by the NCAA guidelines. Students of Harvard College undergo a months long process by the NCAA to gain eligibility (grades, courses, and amateur status must be approved). The only non-College students who can compete on undergraduate varsity teams are the very few grad students who had previous undergrad NCAA eligibility and for some reason (usually injury) had a year left of eligibility.</p>

<p>So, no, Extension School students cannot play on varsity teams, but may join some campus club teams that play recreational level sports… </p>

<p>The polymathic students at the Extension School are actually able to attend Harvard College with special student status. Wouldn’t that allow an undergraduate to gain equal-eligibility as they are permitted to take courses within the actual college?</p>



<a href=“http://extensionstudent.com/discussion/519/club-sports-at-harvard/p1”>http://extensionstudent.com/discussion/519/club-sports-at-harvard/p1</a></p>

<p>@kh: the NCAA sets the rules on eligibility. What then is to stop some unscrupulous college from getting some ringer into their adult-education courses and putting her/him onto a team? The rules exist to address real issues.</p>

<p>^^ Even students who are admitted to Harvard College as an academic applicant and attempt to walk-on to a Harvard team must complete and follow NCAA Eligibility rules: <a href=“http://web1.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp”>http://web1.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp</a></p>