Entries by Informed Athlete

JUCO Transfer-Athletes: Do you know if you’ll satisfy the NCAA academic transfer requirements?

Informed Athlete® receives many calls from parents of student-athletes who have transferred from a junior college to an NCAA sports program and then learn they aren’t eligible to compete after they have already started attending classes. This is because the student-athlete did not satisfy the necessary NCAA academic transfer requirements while attending the junior college. […]

NCAA Transfer Rules – Confusion and Facts

Based on some phone calls we’ve received and some postings we’ve seen on social media, it seems that some college athletes and parents now believe that the transfer process is “automatic.” When the new NCAA Transfer Portal took effect back in mid-October, it changed ONLY the process that an athlete must follow to contact other […]

NCAA Graduate Transfer Rules – Will you be immediately eligible?

I’ve seen a number of articles in newspaper sports sections or in social media postings about NCAA Graduate Transfer-Athletes who are automatically assuming that they will be immediately eligible at their new university because they have earned their undergrad degree.   In many cases this is true. However, even the NCAA graduate transfer athletes have rules […]

Looking for opportunity to play baseball after high school?

OntheRadarBaseball.com is a website that allows high school and junior college baseball recruits and their families to search a database of NCAA college baseball programs for information helpful in the recruiting process, as well as to receive other helpful recruiting information. We have known the folks with OnTheRadarBaseball.com for several years now and are confident […]

NCAA Division III Redshirt Rule

Spring-sport NCAA DIII student-athletes should keep in mind that the NCAA DIII Redshirt Rule is quite different than it is for NCAA DI and DII athletes. NCAA DI and DII athletes can practice with their team all the way through the end of the season and as long as they do not appear in an […]

College Athletes: Uncertain about your Spring enrollment?

Enrolling full-time in the spring at an “interim” college if the student-athlete is not sure where they are going to attend in the Fall will impact their opportunity to use the one-time transfer exception. If you’re a college athlete (or parent of one) considering a transfer, but are uncertain about what you’re going to do […]