One of the most commonly encountered roadblocks to a transfer from one school to another is when a student-athlete has eligibility issues. This seems to be especially true when a student-athlete transfers from a junior college to an NCAA school.
Student-Athletes who start their college career at a junior college have differing academic requirements when it comes time to transfer to an NCAA school.
- Was the student-athlete a “qualifier” or “non-qualifier” coming out of high school? The answer to this will affect what a junior college transfer athlete must achieve academically to be eligible to compete at an NCAA DI or DII school.
- How many semesters did a student-athlete attend at a junior college?
- Was the student-athlete required to earn their Associates Degree before they were ruled academically eligible to transfer to an NCAA school?
These are the types of things that frequently derail a Junior College student-athlete’s athletic and academic career and end up costing them personally and financially.
If a student-athlete has not satisfied all necessary academic requirements BEFORE starting classes this Fall, they won’t be able to compete for their university during the 2019-2020 academic year and may also not be qualified to receive an athletic scholarship!
Knowing the academic requirements for certain ahead of time can allow a student-athlete to make the adjustments that are needed to avoid disappointment and possibly financial problems down the road.
If you are uncertain about your eligibility status, Informed Athlete can help!
- Check out our new Eligibility Issues page for general information.
- Book a PERSONAL PHONE OR SKYPE CONSULT when answers to your questions require more information and are more complex or an EMAIL CONSULT if you need quick, simple answers to concise questions.