An athletics staff member or other representative of a college's athletic interest shall not make contact in any manner (e.g., in person, telephone calls, electronic communication, written correspondence) with the athlete of another NCAA or NAIA four-year collegiate institution, directly or indirectly, without first obtaining written permission to do so, regardless of who makes the initial contact.
An institution must grant or deny an athlete's request for permission to contact within 7 days of the initial request. If the permission is not granted, the second institution shall not encourage the transfer.
Written permission may be granted by:
- The first institution's athletics director; or
- The athlete if he/she attends a Division III institution by using the Self-Release Form
- Click here for the NCAA Division III Self-Release form
Also, remember that you cannot “transfer out of trouble” as you can learn in the bylaws below:
184.108.40.206 General Rule. A transfer student from a four-year institution shall not be eligible for intercollegiate competition until the student has fulfilled an academic year of residence (see Bylaw 14.02.10) at the certifying institution unless the student qualifies for one of the transfer exceptions set forth in Bylaws 220.127.116.11.1, 18.104.22.168.2 or 22.214.171.124.3. A transfer student (other than one under disciplinary suspension per Bylaw 126.96.36.199) may qualify for an exception to the academic year of residence requirement provided he or she does not have an unfulfilled residence requirement at the institution from which he or she is transferring. (See Bylaw 14.1.12, for student-athletes participating in a recognized foreign exchange/study abroad program). (Revised: 1/10/91 effective 8/1/91, 5/7/10, 1/19/13)
188.8.131.52.1 Exception. A student who transfers to the certifying institution shall be immediately eligible if: (Revised: 1/14/97 effective 8/1/97, 1/10/05 effective 8/1/05)
a) The student has never practiced or competed in intercollegiate athletics; (Revised: 1/9/06, 1/19/13 effective 8/1/13)
b) The student transfers from a four-year collegiate institution and would have been academically and athletically eligible, at the time of transfer to the certifying institution (see Bylaw 14.5.2), had he or she remained at the previous institution; or (Revised: 1/12/11 effective 8/1/11)
c) The student transfers from a four-year collegiate institution that did not sponsor the student-athlete’s sport and, while at that institution, the student-athlete: (Adopted: 1/12/11 effective 8/1/11)
- Successfully completed at least 24-semester or 36-quarter hours of transferable-degree credit; and
- Completed at least two full-time semesters or three full-time quarters.
Any questions or concerns should be directed to:
Director of Athletics