The NCAA announced on Wednesday night a decision on the one-time transfer exemption rule, via an official release.
The one-time transfer exemption rule will not be in place for the 2020-21 college season, but it could be made official for 2021-22.
The NCAA announced on Wednesday that a new transfer resolution will be approved by January 2021. The Division 1 Council announced that it plans to “adopt by January a comprehensive legislative package creating uniform, modernized rules governing eligibility after transfer for student-athletes in all sports.”
This is a significant step for college athletics. A one-time transfer exemption rule would allow for major athletes to transfer from one school to another and not have to sit out a full year.
Currently, athletes are only allowed to play immediately if they’re graduate transfers, or if they get a waiver from the NCAA.
The NCAA has officially ruled against a one-time transfer exception for student athletes for the 20-21 season, per release.https://t.co/RE4PZlWIkN
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The one-time transfer rule won’t be in place for 2020-21, but it looks like it could be for 2021-22.
From the NCAA:
The Council committed to work with conferences, schools, the Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the Division I Committee on Academics and other committees to form a permanent legislative solution
Currently, Division I rules permit student-athletes in all sports except baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, football and men’s ice hockey to immediately compete after a first transfer. Reliance on the waiver process for student-athletes in those five sports has put enormous strain on a historically collaborative process built to handle extenuating circumstances.
You can view the full release here.