EXCEPTION 1: The international student who is a participant in a recognized visitor exchange program may be eligible for interscholastic athletics subject to the restrictions and conditions set forth below:
a. The international student may be eligible for a maximum of one school year which is the first year of enrollment at the Ohio member school.
b. The international student has not previously participated in any other visitor exchange program in the United States. If the international student has participated in another visitor exchange program in Ohio or any other state, the period of participation in that other program shall count against the one year maximum eligibility set forth in (a) above.
c. The international student is in this country pursuant to a J-1 Visa. No other visa type, passport or other documentation shall qualify the student for eligibility under this exception.
d. There shall be no evidence of a direct placement for athletic purposes into a specific member school in Ohio.
e. No more than five (5) international students from the same visitor exchange program, in one member school, shall be permitted to be eligible during any school year.