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DIVISION I FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE TRANSFERS. Learning Objectives 2  Recognize and apply appropriate 4-4 transfer legislation;  Display ability to apply permission-to-contact.

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1 DIVISION I FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE TRANSFERS

2 Learning Objectives 2  Recognize and apply appropriate 4-4 transfer legislation;  Display ability to apply permission-to-contact legislation as it relates to a hearing opportunity;  Describe conditions surrounding the academic year of residence;  Identify and apply appropriate four-year college transfer exceptions; and  Demonstrate ability to apply appropriate graduate student transfer legislation.

3 Agenda  Permission to Contact.  Academic Year of Residence.  Four-Year College Transfer Exceptions.  Residency Requirement Waivers  Football 9-semester hour / 8-quarter hour transfer implications.  Graduate Transfer Participation. 3

4 Permission to Contact - General Rule  An athletics staff member or representative of the institution’s athletics interests cannot make contact with the student-athlete (SA) of another NCAA or NAIA four-year institution, directly or indirectly, without first obtaining WRITTEN permission of the first institution’s athletics director (or designee). 4 NCAA Bylaw

5 Permission to Contact - continued 5  Second institution has seven business days upon receipt to grant or deny permission-to-contact request.  Automatic grant if seven business days pass with no action.

6 Permission to Contact - Outcomes  Permission granted:  All applicable NCAA recruiting rules apply.  Permission denied:  Requesting institution may not encourage the transfer.  SA may transfer but second institution cannot award athletically related aid until the SA has attended second institution for one academic year.  SA has a hearing opportunity. 6 Bylaw

7 Question 7  What if permission is denied by the NAIA school?

8 Answer 8  We have no authority to require a hearing.

9 Permission-to-Contact Exceptions  Permission to contact is not necessary if:  SA withdrew from four-year institution and at least one academic year has elapsed since the withdrawal.  SA completed an official religious missions and did not enroll full time in a collegiate institution within one calendar year of completion of the mission. 9 Bylaws , , and

10 Permission to Contact Exceptions - continued Bylaws , , and  SA is looking to transfer from an institution placed on probation by the Committee on Infractions and ineligible for postseason competition.¹  SA in their last year of eligibility is looking to transfer from an institution whose team is ineligible for postseason competition due to Academic Performance Program sanctions.²  ¹,² Institution must be notified of recruitment and may establish reasonable restrictions related to contact.

11 Academic Year of Residence Bylaws , and  General rule:  4-4 transfer may not be eligible for intercollegiate competition at a member institution until the SA has fulfilled a residence requirement of one full academic year at the certifying institution.  Academic year = two full-time semesters OR three full-time quarters.  Summer term may not used to fulfill a year of residence.

12 Academic Year of Residence - continued Bylaws , and  SA admitted after the 12th class day of the term may not use that term for year-of-residence purposes.  SA must pass a numbers of hours that is at least equal to the sum total of the minimum load of each of the required terms.  May include hours earned at the certifying institution during the summer term.

13 Nonqualifer Year in Residence 3/23/2011 Official Interpretation 13  A nonqualifer who attends two four-year institutions during their first year of enrollment may combine the terms of enrollment to fulfill their one-year residence requirement.  Note: this applies for athletically-related financial aid and practice only.

14 Eligibility for Exceptions Bylaws and  SAs may be eligible for an exception to year-of- residence requirement if they:  Do not have an unfulfilled residence requirement at the institution from he or she is transferring; and  Satisfied the requirements for qualifier status at the time of initial collegiate enrollment. NOTE: SA who qualifies for an exception may not be eligible to compete at the certifying institution if he/she competed during the segment of the same academic year in that sport at the previous four-year institution.

15 Common Exceptions Bylaws , , , and  Discontinued/nonsponsored sport exception.  Two-year nonparticipation exception.  Return to original institution exception.  Nonrecruited student exception.  One-time transfer exception.

16 Discontinued/Nonsponsored Sport Bylaw and  SA’s original four-year institution dropped the SA’s sport from its intercollegiate program; or  SA’s original four-year institution reclassified the sport from DI to DIII, and the SA subsequently has not competed in the sport at the DIII level; or  SA’s original four-year institution never sponsored the sport on the intercollegiate level while the SA was in attendance at the institution.

17 Case Study No. 1  : Sean, a football SA, initially enrolled at Institution #1. Sean practiced, competed and received athletics aid.  May 23, 2011: Institution #1 announced that it will discontinue its football program effective immediately.  June 7, 2011: Institution #1 provided Institution #2 permission to contact Sean.  Sean enrolled at Institution #2 August  Can Sean compete during the fall 2011 semester?

18 Case Study No. 1 - Solution 18  Yes. Sean can use the discontinued sport exception.

19 Case Study No. 2  : Charlie, a football SA, initially enrolled at Institution #1. Charlie practiced, competed and received athletics aid.  March 30, 2011: Article discusses an appointed council at Institution #1 recommend whether any teams should be eliminated.  June 6, 2011: Report released from Institution #1 which began speculation the football program would be discontinued;  July 7, 2011: Institution #1 provided Institution #2 permission to contact Charlie.

20 Case Study No. 2 – continued: 20  Charlie enrolled at Institution #2 August  August 20, 2011: Institution #1 announced it will discontinue its football program at the conclusion of the 2011 fall term.  Can Charlie compete in fall 2011 at Institution #2?

21 Case Study No. 2 - Solution 21  No.  Charlie cannot use the discontinued sport exception. Charlie transferred to Institution #2 prior to Institution #1 formally announcing the discontinuation of football.

22 Two-Year Nonparticipation Bylaw  SA has not competed in intercollegiate competition for a consecutive two-year period immediately before the SA’s participation date; and  SA has not engaged in other CARA in intercollegiate athletics in the involved sport beyond a 14-consecutive-day period; or  SA has neither practiced nor competed in organized noncollegiate amateur competition while enrolled as full time student in a collegiate institution.

23 Case Study No  and : Conor practiced, competed and received aid in football at institution #1.  2010 fall term: Conor practiced, competed and received aid in football at institution #1.  2011 spring term: Conor transferred to institution #2 to play baseball.

24 Case Study No. 3 – continued: 24  Institution #1did not object to the transfer and Conor was eligible at previous institution.  Conor was not recruited in baseball and did not play baseball at institution #1.  Conor is from the local area of institution #2 and is transferring home to be closer to family.  Conor initiated the transfer on his own, transferred without being advised by institution #2 and was unfamiliar with transfer legislation.  Can Conor compete at institution #2 spring 2011?

25 Case Study No. 3 – Solution 1 Bylaw  Conor is not eligible to compete in baseball in spring 2011 term  Baseball legislation for mid-year transfers clearly states that mid-year transfers are not immediately eligible.

26 Case Study No. 3 – additional thoughts 26  What if Conor was transferring to run track (and had not participated in track at the previous institution)?

27 Case Study No. 3 – Solution 2 Bylaw  Conor would be immediately eligible under the two-year non-participation exception.

28 Return to Original Institution Bylaw  SA transferred from a four-year institution to a second four-year institution;  SA did not compete at the second institution;  SA did not engage in other CARA at the second institution in the involved sport beyond a 14- consecutive-day period; and  SA returns to original institution.

29 Nonrecruited Student Bylaw  SA was not recruited by the certifying institution;  SA has not received any athletically related financial assistance;  SA has not competed for any previous institution; and  SA has not engaged in other CARA in intercollegiate athletics beyond a 14-consecutive- day period at any previous institution.

30 One-Time Transfer Bylaws and  SA is a participant in a sport other than baseball, basketball, bowl subdivision football or men’s ice hockey at the institution to which the SA is transferring;  SA is transferring from an FBS institution to an FCS institution, and the SA has at least two seasons of competition remaining in football; OR  SA is transferring from an FCS institution that offers athletically related financial aid in football to an FCS institution that does not offer athletically related financial aid in football.

31 One-Time Transfer - continued: 31  NOTE: SA who does not qualify for exception due to his/her sport, may use the exception if he/she was not recruited by original four-year institution and has never received athletically related financial aid from any four- year institution.

32 One-Time Transfer - continued: Bylaw  SA has not previously transferred from a four-year institution;  SA is in good academic standing and meets progress-toward-degree requirements;  SA’s former institution has certified in writing that it has no objection to the SA being granted an exception to the transfer-residence requirement.  Former institution has seven business days to grant/deny written request for “release”.

33 Football 9-Semester/8-Quarter Hour Rule 33  Football requirement: Pass 9-semester hours or 8- quarter hours during the fall term and earn the APR Eligibility point for that term.

34 Question 34  What affect does the Football Additional Credit Hour Requirement have on the one-time transfer exception?  Can a football student-athlete who does not meet the additional football requirement use the one-time transfer exception if he is otherwise eligible for it?  Assume the SA earned the E point for that fall term and met all progress-towards-degree requirements.

35 Answer Bylaw and 2/15/2012 Official Interpretation 35  An SA who does not meet the football additional credit hour requirements but is eligible under all progress-toward-degree legislation is academically eligible for purposes of the one-time transfer exception.  Football withholding condition still applies at certifying institution.

36 Case Study No. 4  Maddox enrolled as a freshman for Fall 2012 at Institution #1 – an FBS institution  Maddox earned only eight hours in Fall 2012  Maddox decides to transfer to Institution #2– an FCS institution, for the Spring 2013 term

37 Case Study No. 4 continued 37  Can Maddox meet the football one-time exception using hours from both institution #1 and institution #2?  Are the hours completed at institution #1 required to be degree applicable to institution #2?

38 Case Study No.4 - Solution  Yes, a transfer SA can combine hours from the two institutions to meet the 27-hour rule.  No, the hours earned in the Fall 2012 term can be applicable to institution #1 or institution #2. page 38

39 Case Study No. 4 – Solution continued 39 Fall 2012 institution #1 - eight hours (only six transferable & applicable at institution #2) Spring 2012 Institution #2 -12 Hours Summer 2013 institution #2 – seven hours = 27 hours Maddox meets the exception.

40 Case Study No. 4 - continued 40  Assume Maddox stayed at institution #1 for both the fall 2012 and spring 2013 terms.  Maddox completed eight hours in fall 2012, 12 hours in spring 2013 and four hours in summer 2013 (24 total).  Maddox then took a year off to work.

41 Case Study No. 4 - continued 41  Maddox transferred to institution #2 for the fall 2014 term.  Is Maddox eligible to compete immediately at institution #2? (Assume all other transfer and progress-toward-degree requirements are met.)

42 Case Study No. 4 – Solution continued 4/5/2012 Official Interpretation 42  Maddox is eligible for competition immediately.  Ineligibility for competition under this rule applies to the immediately ensuing playing season.  Because Maddox did not participate in fall 2013, he satisfied his withholding condition.

43 Residence Requirement Waivers Bylaw  One-year residence requirement may be waived for:  Health issues.  Certain amateurism or recruiting violations if SA is innocent or an inadvertent participant.  On recommendation of the Committee on Infractions.  On recommendation of the Committee on Academic Performance.

44 Residency Requirement Waivers – Committee on Academic Performance 44  Only applies to SA’s whose teams are ineligible for postseason competition during their final season of eligibility.  Criteria will include: The student-athlete’s career APR eligibility and retention point history; The student-athlete’s grade-point average and credit hours earned; and The impact of the transfer on the student-athlete’s anticipated date of graduation.

45 Graduate Transfer Participation Bylaw  SA who is enrolled in a graduate or professional school of an institution other than the institution from which he/she previously received a baccalaureate degree may participate in athletics if:  The SA earned his baccalaureate degree;  The SA fulfills the conditions of the one-time transfer exception; and  The SA has eligibility remaining.

46 Graduate Transfer Participation - Exception Bylaw If SA is not meeting one-time transfer exception due to the sport limitation (Bylaw (a)), And, If aid is not renewed, Then the SA can play right away.

47 Case Study No. 5  2007 fall term: Claire, a women’s soccer SA, enrolled at Institution #1 (Division I).  Claire did not practice, compete or receive athletically related aid.  2008 spring term: Claire enrolled at Institution #2 (Division II).  Claire did not practice, compete or receive athletically related aid.

48 Case Study No. 5 – continued: 48  , and : Claire enrolled at Institution #2; Claire practiced and competed but did not receive athletically related aid.  May 2011: Claire earned bachelor's degree at Institution #2.  2011 fall term: Claire enrolled at Institution #3 (Division I) as a full-time, degree-seeking graduate student.  Can Claire compete during the fall 2011 semester?

49 Case Study No. 5 - Solution 49  No.  Claire does not satisfy the graduate student/postbaccalaureate participation legislation.  Specifically, Claire ( a transfer) has previously transferred from a four-year institution.

50 Case Study No. 6  : Jackson, a football SA, initially enrolled at Institution #1 (FBS institution). Jackson practiced and received athletics aid.  , and academic years: Jackson attended Institution #1; Jackson practiced, competed and received athletics aid.  2011 winter term: Jackson graduated from Institution #1.

51 Case Study No. 6 – continued: 51  April 2, 2011: Jackson was informed that his scholarship will not be renewed for the academic year.  May 31, 2011: Jackson was provisionally admitted to a specific graduate degree program at Institution #2 (FBS institution).  Can Jackson compete in the 2011 fall term at Institution #2?

52 Case Study No. 6 - Solution 52  Yes.  Jackson meets the graduate student one-time transfer exception

53 QUESTIONS? 53


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