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California State University Chancellor Tim White has announced that their 23-campus system will provide instruction online only this Fall with limited exceptions (such as for lab courses and clinical classes).

As a consequence of that action, the NCAA Division II California Collegiate Athletic Association – which is the athletic home of many Cal State campuses – is suspending athletic competition during Fall 2020.

These announcements have come as a shock to many with those decisions regarding Fall instruction and competition being made so early.

It’s certainly understandable that many Fall Sport student-athletes who are impacted by these decisions are likely wondering what their options are.

Student-athletes who make rash decisions regarding their Fall plans without understanding and considering the eligibility and/or transfer rules could negatively impact their eligibility in the future.

In a confidential consultation, I can explain the NCAA rules and the options that student-athletes should be aware of. Schedule an Eligibility Issues Consult online or by calling us at 913-766-1235 or sending an email to rick@informedathlete.com.

The NCAA Division II Administrative Committee has confirmed the following eligibility updates as a result of COVID-19:

For student-athletes who were granted an additional season of eligibility at a Junior College, NAIA, or another NCAA Division, those athletes will be able to transfer to an NCAA Division II program and their eligibility status will be honored.

Current senior athletes at a Division II university who choose to return for another season next year can receive an athletic scholarship which will be exempt from counting against team limits during the 2020-21 academic year.

  • That exemption will only apply, however, for student-athletes who remain at their current university.
  • An athlete who receives an athletic scholarship upon transfer to an NCAA Division II program from another university must have that scholarship counted toward team scholarship limits for the 2020-21 academic year.

If your student-athlete needs accurate, objective information on how this affects their eligibility and options, schedule a confidential Eligibility Consult online or contact Rick Allen by calling 913-766-1235 or sending an email to rick@informedathlete.com.