Entries by Informed Athlete


Junior College Athletes – Make Sure You’re Eligible Before You Transfer to an NCAA University!

We recently consulted with a student-athlete who transferred to an NCAA Division II university only to learn that she would not be academically eligible for competition even though she earned her Associates Degree at her junior college during the summer. She thought that the completion of her Associates Degree at the two-year college was all […]

Medical Hardship Waivers – The Importance of Documentation

A 2021 study by the NCAA revealed that 30% of student-athletes surveyed were extremely overwhelmed with 25% feeling mentally exhausted. Depression symptoms are considerably higher with college athletes than within the overall student population as a whole. In the past few months, we’ve had a significant increase in calls asking whether a student-athlete might qualify […]


NCAA Changes to DI Men’s Wrestling Rules

The NCAA Division I Council recently approved and adopted revisions to rules specific to the sport of men’s wrestling which “…are intended to help all men’s wrestling student-athletes achieve an academic foundation during their initial year of college, while also helping to provide financial and well-being support.” These changes impact the NCAA Division I rules […]

Reminder of NCAA DI Football Eligibility Requirement

NCAA DI FBS or FCS Football student-athletes must successfully complete at least 9 semester hours (or 8 quarter hours) of academic credit during the Fall term to be fully eligible to compete during the following season. An FBS or FCS athlete who does not earn the required number of academic credit hours during the Fall […]

New NCAA Division I Transfer Portal “Windows”

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors recently took action that they believe will reduce the seemingly constant/continuous flow of athletes entering the Transfer Portal that we’ve seen over the past year. They’re doing this by restricting Division I athletes to Transfer Portal “Windows.” As a result, NCAA Division I athletes who want to transfer […]