Last Friday, the NCAA Division I Council adopted a change to the enrollment requirements for a student-athlete who transfers to a Division I program after having graduated from their previous university.
Under the previous rule, a student-athlete who used a graduate transfer to compete at an NCAA Division I university after receiving their bachelor’s degree must have enrolled in a graduate program or professional school at their new university.
Under the new rule, an athlete who transfers to a Division I university after graduating elsewhere will be able to enroll in a graduate or professional school but will also have the option to pursue a second bachelor’s degree.
It will also be possible to be a non-declared student (if permitted under university rules) as long as the student-athlete is taking a full-time course load “…that would lead to the equivalent of a major or degree.”
This new rule becomes effective this Fall for athletes who transfer to a Division I university after earning their undergrad degree.
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