Report: NCAA planning to vote on one-time transfer rule next month
Student-athletes may soon be able to transfer without consequence, a rule the NCAA has been mulling for quite some time.
Athlon’s Bryan Fischer reported on Monday that the NCAA is expected to move forward with a one-time transfer rule for student-athletes in all sports. This new policy would allow players to transfer to a new school without having to sit out a year before being eligible for the new program.
The vote on the new rule is expected to come during the NCAA’s April meeting, which will take place after the Final Four. If it passes, it would be effective for the 2021-22 academic year.
“Source: NCAA is moving forward with one-time transfer,” Fischer tweeted. “D1 Council will vote on a waiver to allow one-time transfer for the upcoming year (2021-22) at their April meeting after the Final Four.”
Because of the NCAA’s current policies, there’s been a lot of inconsistencies with which student-athletes were approved for an immediate eligibility waiver and those who were denied. A policy that applies to all student-athletes would clear up some of those concerns.
With the COVID-19 pandemic causing multiple issues and concerns over the last year, the NCAA has been slow to move on this policy. However, it sounds like there should be a resolution within the next month.