In an effort to take things a step further, the NCAA has announced that it will add new transfer rules for college players.
For fall sports, including college football, the NCAA has added a 45-day transfer window from May 1 through 15, or “the day after championship selection is made in that sport.” The same applies to spring sports, but instead of May dates he is December 1-15.
For winter sports like college basketball, the NCAA added a window of 60 days after the championship was selected.
In addition, the NCAA has added new rules for players on teams that have experienced a change of head coach and for student-athletes who want to qualify immediately but do not fall under the one-time exemption exception rule. If so decided, students can continue financial aid until graduation, regardless of where they go.
One area that the NCAA has not addressed is that athletes transfer repeatedly and qualify immediately each time.
“Like their peers in the general student population, college athletes choose to transfer schools for a variety of reasons,” said Joe Morehead, president and board chair of the University of Georgia, in a statement. We believe our member schools can adapt to the needs of their students while setting them up for long-term academic success.These changes to the NCAA Rules will provide multiple transfer opportunities with immediate eligibility. It is recognized that further research on graduation rates is required before considering approval, and we will continue to consider potential changes to transfer rules as the landscape evolves over time.”
If you are considering transferring from your current school, these transfer rules will give college athletes even more flexibility. The NCAA hopes that these contacts will make life easier for students wishing to transfer.
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