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OldWiseOne

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The NCAA just passed sweeping changes to the transfer policy that is currently in place.  The new rule will go into effect October 15, 2018.

Basically under the new policy, a student-athlete can declare their intent to transfer to their original institution (coach/compliance/etc) and the school has 2 days to enter their name into a national data base.  The schools can no longer restrict where a student-athlete can go but conferences can still have tighter rules than the national rule (ie - no transfers within conference). 

Once a student-athlete is entered into the database, any college coach may contact them about the possibility of transferring to their institution.  Also, once a student-athlete declares their intent to transfer, schools who currently have 1 year scholarships can cut their aid and/or non-renew and the schools that have 4 year scholarships (Power 5 and others who opted in) are about to change their legislation to allow schools to cut aid once a student athlete declares their intent to transfer.

This is obviously a win for the student-athlete who can now go wherever they like but it also helps the schools losing kids as they will have access to the national database to look for kids to possibly fill their needs without having to rely on tips from travel ball coaches.

Here's the story from the NCAA.

http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/new-transfer-rule-eliminates-permission-contact-process
1janiedough

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 "a student-athlete can declare their intent to transfer to their original institution"


Why would they want to transfer to their original institution?  Or how unless they transferred out of it and then wanted to go back to it.
outofzone

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Originally Posted by 1janiedough
 "a student-athlete can declare their intent to transfer to their original institution"


Why would they want to transfer to their original institution?  Or how unless they transferred out of it and then wanted to go back to it.


Sure Poster meant..inform their current program. or something along those lines.
outofzone

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Not sure what the rule stated previously but, this could present an interesting scenario as janiedough astutely pointed out: 

Player informs their program of intent to transfer. Program immediately cuts her aid. Student changes her mind and wants to stay. 

Oops
Prowler

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Quote:
Originally Posted by 1janiedough
 "a student-athlete can declare their intent to transfer to their original institution"


Why would they want to transfer to their original institution?  Or how unless they transferred out of it and then wanted to go back to it.


Bad wording.

I think they meant "a student-athlete can declare to their original institution their intent to transfer (to another school)."


CW_Angel

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The article also states this:

"Conferences, however, still can make rules that are more restrictive than the national rule."

So it will be interesting to see if they do.
slc1991

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So will the athlete still have to sit out a year if the transfer is “denied“ by the original school? Or do the schools have no power to deny it any longer?
Kurosawa

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Full text:

https://web3.ncaa.org/lsdbi/search/proposalView?id=101810
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