That’s a question I’m frequently asked. It can be surprising how many times some athletes transfer from one school to another.
When an athlete can’t use the One-Time Transfer Exception to be immediately eligible at a new school, how are they able to be eligible as a multiple time transfer?
While we don’t know the specific circumstances of each athlete’s situation that you might hear or read about, here are some possible explanations as to how they may be able to transfer multiple times and not be required to serve a “year in residence” at their new university.
- Second transfer could be the use of the Non-Scholarship Transfer Exception.
- Second (or third) transfer could be using the “No Participation Opportunity” Waiver to be eligible at the next college.
- 2nd or 3rd transfer could be transferring as a grad student and getting a waiver to be eligible as a grad transfer if they are pursuing a degree that wasn’t offered at their previous college.
- Any of the above could also have been a possible option AFTER a 4-2-4 transfer from the first four-year college to a JUCO then back to another four-year college and then possibly using any of the options listed above.
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