What the NCAA Transfer Portal Is... and What It Isn’t

The concept seemed simple: an online interface that helps athletics compliance officers do their jobs efficiently. But for sports fans hungry for information on lineups, the Transfer Portal has become so much more.

What To Know About Division I Transfers

Transferring from one college or university to another is a crucial decision for a student-athlete. Those considering a transfer should review a variety of factors, including academic pursuits, athletic opportunities, campus life and...

Research on Student-Athlete Transfers

A 2018 study from the National Student Clearinghouse estimates that 39% of all undergraduates who initially enroll in a four-year institution transfer schools at least once. Given the academic concerns associated with transfer (for example...

Council adjusts transfer waiver guidelines, addresses other topics

The Division I Council received updates about several ongoing issues and made several decisions at a meeting this week in Indianapolis that illustrated the depth of their responsibilities for running Division I on a day-to-day basis.

DI Council adjusts transfer rules

Student-athletes in some specific situations can now transfer and compete immediately without a waiver, the Division I Council decided this week. The Council met Thursday and Friday in Indianapolis.

DI Council introduces transfer legislation

Students in specific situations could transfer and compete immediately if legislation introduced by the Division I Council is adopted.

Transfers in Division II

This dashboard displays the number of transfers at Division II institutions through the 2016-17 academic year.

Autonomy conferences adjust aid rules

In an expected next step, the autonomy conferences Tuesday voted to allow schools to cancel a student’s scholarship at the end of a term if the student-athlete notifies the school of an impending transfer.

New transfer rule eliminates permission-to-contact process

Beginning in October, Division I student-athletes will have the ability to transfer to a different school and receive a scholarship without asking their current school for permission.

Division I Council adopts recruiting legislation

Most prospective student-athletes will follow a recruiting model that resembles the schedule other students follow when choosing where to go to college, the Division I Council decided this week.


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