We recently consulted with a student-athlete who was planning to transfer to an NCAA Division II college and learned that she won’t be academically eligible this Fall even though she earned her Associates Degree at her junior college in May.
This student-athlete had not been informed that there are multiple NCAA DII academic requirements that must be satisfied to be eligible when transferring from one college to another and thought the Associates Degree was all that was needed.
Unfortunately, she was also required to earn at least 9 credit hours of transferable degree credit this past Spring at her junior college.
In fact, any NCAA Division II athlete – even one continuing at their same university – must have earned at least 9 credit hours (or 8 if their college was on the quarter system) in the Spring term to be eligible for competition this Fall. For a transfer athlete, those credit hours must be acceptable for transfer credit at the college the athlete is transferring to.
If you’d like more information about the continuing or transfer eligibility requirements, you can schedule a confidential consult online, call us at 913-766-1235 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-766-1235.