When an athlete transfers from a Division 2 school to a Division 1, can he be immediately eligible to participate?
The answer depends upon a number of factors, some of which include:
- The athlete’s sport
- The athlete’s scholarship status
- The athlete’s academic standing
The transfer rules are different for selected sports, and within those sports, may be different for a non-scholarship, non-recruited athlete.
There could also be additional rules that are specific to the particular conference that the Division I school is a member of.
For that reason, a confidential phone consultation is the best way to answer the question for each particular athlete.
However, as a starting point, individuals with transfer questions may want to start out by reviewing our “Informed Athlete’s Comprehensive Guide to Transfers” which can be purchased at this link through the Store of our website: