Now that the use of the NCAA Transfer Portal has been approved for Division II student-athletes (effective Aug. 1, 2020) neither Division I nor Division II student-athletes are required to obtain “permission” from their current coaching staff or university before they initiate their plan to transfer to another university.
- As a result, NCAA Division I and II coaches can’t block a student-athlete from contacting coaches at a rival school, or from transferring within the same conference.
- However, in many cases, coaches can still choose to object to an athlete’s use of the “One-Time Transfer Exception” and block them from being eligible during their first year of attendance at the new university.
Transfer Portal Entry Timelines
For Division I student-athletes, their university is required to enter their name into the Transfer Portal within two business days of receiving written notification that the student-athlete is planning to transfer.
At the Division II level, athletic departments have up to 7 consecutive calendar days in which to enter a student-athlete’s name and contact info into the Transfer Portal (where that student-athlete can be “found” by coaches at other NCAA colleges.)
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Don’t let your athlete be the one to make a mistake in the Transfer process and damage their eligibility. Schedule a confidential Transfer Consult online, contact us by phone at 913-766-1235 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org