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TEA-UIL Side-by-Side

The UIL publishes this document to provide member schools notice of Texas Education Agency regulations which relate to UIL and all other extracurricular activities sponsored or sanctioned by the school district.

This document provides explanations and interpretations of Commissioner of Education rules, UIL Constitution and Contest Rules, and statutes. The Side by Side document should be made available to elementary, middle school and junior high school principals, to counselors, UIL academic coordinators and sponsors/coaches, directors of UIL music activities and one-act play, and athletic administrators, coaches, and others who sponsor extracurricular activities. Additional updates to this document will be made as information becomes available.

Academic Requirements (No Pass No Play)

  • Eligibility for UIL Participants For The First Six Weeks
  • Eligibility for All Extracurricular Participants After First Six Weeks of the School Year
  • Semester Grades
  • Identification of Honors Courses under TAC ยง74.30 & Q&A
  • Dropping a Class with a Failing Grade
  • Academic Requirements (No Pass No Play) FAQ


  • Homeless
  • Residence Rule
  • PEG

Enrollment Requirements

  • FAQ
  • Full-Time Status
  • Online Courses
  • Number of Athletic Periods
  • Early Graduates & Advanced Placements
  • Alternative Settings
  • Athletic Periods
  • Marching Band Periods

Limits on Practice and Performance

  • Information & FAQ

Definition of Extracurricular Activity

Extracurricular Absences

First Aid/CPR/AED Certification/Safety Training Requirements

Cheerleading and Drill Teams

  • Information & FAQ

Other Non-UIL Activities

  • FAQ

Academic Eligibility Calendar Information

  • Academic Eligibility Information Holiday Eligibility Date Examples
  • November examples
  • January example (when six or nine weeks ends after winter break)
  • Spring Break example
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