Potential Academic Eligibility Concerns for Junior College Transfers COVID-19

Junior College Athletes have been granted another year of eligibility by the NJCAA just as current NCAA athletes have.

If a junior college athlete who was already in their second season THIS YEAR returns to their school for another year to play what will be their second season of eligibility, there could be potential academic eligibility repercussions when they want to transfer on to a 4-year college.

  • Academic eligibility upon transfer to an NCAA program often depends upon the number of semesters that an athlete attended a junior college as a full-time student. Attending a two-year college for an additional year or semester could possibly have negative consequences on academic eligibility when a junior college athlete transfers to join an NCAA athletic program.
  • Eligibility upon transfer to an NCAA program also depends upon the number of credit hours earned during the last semester of full-time attendance at the junior college, as well as how many of those credit hours will be accepted as transferable credit at the NCAA university.

If your junior college athlete is in this situation and needs assistance, we can review and discuss the academic eligibility requirements and options available in a confidential phone session.  Schedule your confidential Eligibility Issues Consultation online, call us at 913-766-1235 or send an email to rick@informedathlete.com.