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With the changes to the NCAA Division I transfer rules that have been implemented over the last 18 months, starting with the introduction of the Transfer Portal starting in October 2018 and continuing through to recent changes, some student-athletes have assumed that they can transfer and “automatically” be eligible to compete in their first year of attendance at another university.

Student-athletes who are or have been on an athletic scholarship at their previous school must remember that in order to use the One-Time Transfer Exception, or to receive a waiver from the NCAA to be immediately eligible, it is necessary that the previous school not have an objection to the student-athletes’ transfer.

Also, even for those student-athletes who have never received an athletic scholarship, there are certain academic requirements that they must satisfy to be eligible for competition in their first year of attendance at another university.

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Schedule a confidential consult online, call us at 913-766-1235 or send an email to rick@informedathlete.com to understand ALL the things your student-athlete should be aware of before considering a transfer to another university.

Enrolling full-time in the spring at an “interim” college if the student-athlete is not sure where they are going to attend in the Fall will impact their opportunity to use the one-time transfer exception.

If you’re a college athlete (or parent of one) considering a transfer, but are uncertain about what you’re going to do for the Spring term or quarter (attend another college full-time, part-time, or not at all?), we highly recommend you contact us for a fee-based consultation to discuss your options and how part-time vs full-time enrollment could impact your future eligibility and potential opportunity to use the one-time transfer exception.

In one of our confidential phone consultations, we’ll guide you through all the steps in a transfer and inform you of the rules and academic requirements to give you the best opportunity to be immediately eligible at the next college. We’ll also inform you of your rights if your coach tries to block your transfer or places limits on the other universities that you can contact.

To schedule a confidential consult online click here, call 913-766-1235 or send an email to rick@informedathlete.com.