Entries by Informed Athlete

NCAA DI Transfer Portal and DII Permission to Contact Rules

Two questions that we are frequently asked by DI and DII student-athletes regarding the transfer process are: NCAA DI Student-Athlete:Do I still need to be in the NCAA Transfer Portal if I’ve been cut from the team or have withdrawn from my school? NCAA DII Student-Athlete:Do I still need to have “permission to contact” if […]

Consequences of Dropping a class vs Failing a Class

Is it better for a student-athlete to drop a class or fail a class? This time of year, many student-athletes start thinking about dropping a course in which they are struggling.  It’s important to consider the possible consequences of dropping a course versus staying in but possibly failing. Dropping a Class All college athletes must […]

What Transfer Athletes should know BEFORE taking action!

Student-athletes who are thinking about transferring to another school have many things to consider. Some of these things include when and how to tell the coach and how to find another school. Here are a few things you should know BEFORE you talk to your coach: If you’re a current student-athlete on scholarship at an […]


College Admission Scandal: Why some families falsely represented their child as a student-athlete.

In the past week, we’ve heard about wealthy families who used illegal “side-door” tactics for their son or daughter to be admitted to prestigious universities.  In some cases, they were led by William “Rick” Singer to falsely represent their kids as highly talented or elite athletes. Why did some families falsely represent their child as […]

What happens when an athlete files an NCAA Intent to Transfer Notification

Last Fall, NCAA Division I changed their transfer procedures.  A DI student-athlete previously had to ask for “permission to transfer” before they were allowed to contact other colleges. Now, student-athletes can file a written “Intent to Transfer” request.   After an “Intent to Transfer” request is submitted, the school is required to enter their name and […]

NJCAA Hardship Waiver Rule Changes

The NJCAA recently changed the medical hardship waiver requirements.   The limitation on the maximum number of games or events is now 30% of a student-athlete’s season rather than 20%. In addition, this rule change can be applied retroactively.  This is great news for current and past junior college athletes who may have just exceeded the […]