DIVISION I FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE TRANSFERS 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. Agenda 3 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. Permission to Contact - General Rule 4 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). NCAA Bylaw 184.108.40.206 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. Permission to Contact - Outcomes 6 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. Bylaw 220.127.116.11 Question 7 What if permission is denied by the NAIA school? Answer 8 We have no authority to require a hearing. Permission-to-Contact Exceptions 9 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. Bylaws 18.104.22.168.2,22.214.171.124.2.1, 126.96.36.199.3 and 188.8.131.52.4 Permission to Contact Exceptions continued 10 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. Bylaws 184.108.40.206.2,220.127.116.11.2.1, 18.104.22.168.3 and 22.214.171.124.4 Academic Year of Residence 11 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. Bylaws 14.02.13, 14.02.13.1 and 126.96.36.199 Academic Year of Residence continued 12 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. Bylaws 14.02.13, 14.02.13.1 and 188.8.131.52 Nonqualifer Year in Residence 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. 3/23/2011 Official Interpretation Eligibility for Exceptions 14 SAs may be eligible for an exception to year-ofresidence 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. Bylaws 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 Common Exceptions 15 Discontinued/nonsponsored sport exception. Two-year nonparticipation exception. Return to original institution exception. Nonrecruited student exception. One-time transfer exception. Bylaws 18.104.22.168.6, 22.214.171.124.7, 126.96.36.199.8, 188.8.131.52.9 and 184.108.40.206.10 Discontinued/Nonsponsored Sport 16 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. Bylaw 220.127.116.11.6 and 18.104.22.168.6.1 Case Study No. 1 2010-11: 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 2011. Can Sean compete during the fall 2011 semester? Case Study No. 1 - Solution 18 Yes. Sean can use the discontinued sport exception. Case Study No. 2 2010-11: 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. Case Study No. 2 – continued: 20 Charlie enrolled at Institution #2 August 2011. 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? 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. Two-Year Nonparticipation 22 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. Bylaw 22.214.171.124.7 Case Study No. 3 23 2008-2009 and 2009-2010: 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 . 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? Case Study No. 3 – Solution 1 25 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. Bylaw 126.96.36.199 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)? Case Study No. 3 – Solution 2 27 Conor would be immediately eligible under the two-year non-participation exception. Bylaw 188.8.131.52.7 Return to Original Institution 28 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 14consecutive-day period; and SA returns to original institution. Bylaw 184.108.40.206.8 Nonrecruited Student 29 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-consecutiveday period at any previous institution. Bylaw 220.127.116.11.9 One-Time Transfer 30 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. Bylaws 18.104.22.168.10 and 22.214.171.124.10.2 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 fouryear institution. One-Time Transfer - continued: 32 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 grant/deny written request for “release”. days to Bylaw 126.96.36.199.10 Football 9-Semester/8-Quarter Hour Rule 33 Football requirement: Pass 9-semester hours or 8quarter hours during the fall term and earn the APR Eligibility point for that term. 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. Answer 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. Bylaw 188.8.131.52.6 and 2/15/2012 Official Interpretation 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 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? Case Study No.4 - Solution page 38 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. 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. 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. 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.) Case Study No. 4 – Solution continued 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. 4/5/2012 Official Interpretation Residence Requirement Waivers 43 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. Bylaw 14.8.2 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. Graduate Transfer Participation 45 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. Bylaw 14.1.9 Graduate Transfer Participation Exception 46 If SA is not meeting one-time transfer exception due to the sport limitation (Bylaw 184.108.40.206.10 (a)), And, If aid is not renewed, Then the SA can play right away. Bylaw 220.127.116.11 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. Case Study No. 5 – continued: 48 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11: 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? Case Study No. 5 - Solution 49 No. Claire does not satisfy the graduate student/postbaccalaureate participation legislation. Specifically, Claire ( a 4-4-4 transfer) has previously transferred from a four-year institution. Case Study No. 6 2007-08: Jackson, a football SA, initially enrolled at Institution #1 (FBS institution). Jackson practiced and received athletics aid. 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years: Jackson attended Institution #1; Jackson practiced, competed and received athletics aid. 2011 winter term: Jackson graduated from Institution #1. Case Study No. 6 – continued: 51 April 2, 2011: Jackson was informed that his scholarship will not be renewed for the 201112 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? Case Study No. 6 - Solution 52 Yes. Jackson meets the graduate student one-time transfer exception 18.104.22.168. 53 QUESTIONS?