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NCAA Division I Council approves one-time transfer rule

The NCAA Division I Council approved the expansion of the one-time transfer rule that would allow undergraduate athletes the ability to transfer to another school without losing a year of eligibility.

“Allowing student-athletes a one-time opportunity to transfer and compete immediately provides a uniform, equitable and understandable approach that benefits all student-athletes,” said Council vice-chair Jon Steinbrecher, who chairs the Working Group on Transfers and is commissioner of the Mid-American Conference. “The decision is consistent with Division I’s goal of modernizing its rules to prioritize student-athlete opportunity and choice.”

Athletes interested in taking advantage of the new legislation would have to provide written notification to their institution by May 1 for fall and winter sports and July 1 for spring sports.