Members of the NJCAAE,
At the November 19, 2020 Board of Directors meeting, a COVID exception to the current eligibility rules was approved. In short, the current minimum requirement of 12-credit hours was reduced to 6. This change is in effective for the duration of the Fall 2020 semester and for the Spring 2021 Semester. This means that a student need only be registered for 6-credit hours in Spring 2021 AND need only have completed 6-credit hours in Fall 2020 (the preceding semester of enrollment). While you cannot add new students that are below the 12-credit hour threshold for Fall 2020 competition, students already competing that fall below 12 (but remain above 6) maintain their eligibility.
Also, while the reduction for enrollment does not currently apply to Fall 2021, the 6-credit hour exception for completed credits the preceding semester (Spring 21) would apply.
I have also attached the updated bylaws for your reference and review.