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Oh I am so sorry; so he is not legally matriculated and the school indicated he was?
Thank you; so it is the school that is saying the student does not qualify-and the association is fine with it?
So the school would need to change their definition of matriculation? Does their handbook or policy clearly state this?
It is very difficult to read:
so to be clear, the school defines matriculation as the schedule your son has, as does the organization?
So I'm not sure of the issue?
The registrar made an error and refuses to fix it so it conforms with the school's policy?
Ok, so they both agree that he is qualified and it is just the registrar that won't provide the proper statement per the school policy?
Thank you; the counselor should be able to get the policy on how to challenge the registrar. As an employee of the school they must comply with the school's policy so they cannot refuse to make the correction to the student's record.
The school can address that issue; if for some reason they don't they can be sued in civil court.
Generally before suing a public agency such as a school a complaint must be filed with the agency, they can conduct an internal investigation. This probably sounds like a conflict of interest since it is the very agency that one has an issue with that is in the position of being allowed to make a decision in regards ***** ***** agency! Unfortunately that is what qualified immunity means. Typically they will hold either a hearing, or a paper mediation (this depends on the specific rules of that agency) and make a ruling. Then if the issue is not resolved to the individual's satisfaction the matter can be appealed to civil court (the administrative process must be exhausted prior to this). The civil court has ultimate authority and the agency would have to comply with their ruling, including any injunctions. So that is at least good - that the courts do have oversight. That helps protect against the conflict of interest. This explains sovereign immunity: https://info.nicic.gov/nicrp/system/files/027037.pdf
I could not say; you would need to address that to the registrar or bring it up when you try the administrative challenge. I am so sorry as I'm sure this is stressful especially for your son and his commitment thus far.
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Thank you and please take care. And GOOD LUCK to your son's academic and athletic career!