If a school has concerns about whether a student-athlete is eligible at his/her school, it can request an official written ruling from the Executive Director by submitting a letter detailing the student-athlete's situation, the school's principal must complete and submit an Eligibility Ruling Request form through the LHSAA Members' Only website; any applicable documentation requested on the Ruling Request form must then be faxed or emailed to the LHSAA office. From this, the Executive Director will issue a written ruling on the status of the student-athlete's eligibility. Under LHSAA rules:
If a student-athlete is found ineligible under the LHSAA's basic eligibility requirements, in certain circumstances, an LHSAA principal can request that a hardship be consider in the student-athlete's situation. By LHSAA rules, a hardship condition only exists if the condition that caused the student-athlete not to meet the basic eligibility requirements is involuntary, unforeseen, uncorrectable, and creates a unique situation concerning the student-athlete's educational, emotional, or physical status that is beyond the control of the school, the school system, the student and/or his/her parents or guardian.