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Tranfers

Transfers

Specific transfer regulations have been established by both the PacWest Conference and by the NCAA. A student-athlete wishing to transfer into or out of BYU-Hawaii must be granted a release from the BYU-Hawaii Compliance Office before permission to contact will be granted. In order to obtain this release form, student-athletes must begin by speaking to their head coach. Student-athletes do have a right to appeal a request, if they are denied. Transfers can fall into several categories. The following charts detail some of the rules for specific types of transfers.

2-4 and you want to go Division II

If you are a qualifier....

At the two year school, did you:

  • Complete at least one semester or quarter at the two-year school as a full time student?(summer school doest not count).
  • Complete an average of 12-semester or 12-quarter transferable-degree credit hours for each full-time term at the two-year school?
  • Ear a GPA of 2.000 in those transferable credit hours?

If yest to all:

You can practice

You can receive athletically related financial aid.

You can play right away during the first year after you transfer*

If No to at least one:

You can practice.

You can receive athletically related financial aid.

You cannot play until you complete one full academic year in residence.*

*Additional progress-towards -degree rules from the NCAA, the conference or the school may affect whether you can play.

 

If you are a partial qualifier....

At the two-year school, did you:

1. Complete at least two semesters or three quarters as a full-time student?(Summer school doesn't count).

AND

2a. Graduate from the two-year school? You must earn 25 percent of the credit hours at the tow-year school that awarded your degree.

OR

2b. Complete an average of 12-semester or 12-quarter transferable-degree credit hours for each term of full-time attendance at the two-year school AND ear a GPA of 2.000 in those transferable credit hours? If you initially enrolled full time in any college after August 1, 2011, the transfer credits Must include six-semester or eight-quarter hours of English AND three-semester or four-quarter hours of math**

If yes to 1 and 2a or 2b:

You can practice.

You can receive athletically related financial aid.

You can play right away during the first year after you transfer.*

If No to 1 or 2:

You can practice.

You can receive athletically related financial aid.

You cannot play until you complete one full academic year in residence.*

*Additional progress-towards-degree rules from the NCAA, the conference of the school may affect whether you can play.

**Remedial English and math courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

If you are a nonqualifier:

At the two-year school, did you:

1. Complete at least two semesters or three quarters as a full-time student?(summer school does not count).

AND

2a. Graduate from the two-year school? You must ear 25 percent of the credit hours at the two-year school that awards your degree/

OR

2b. Complete an average of 12-semester or 12-quarter transferable-degree credit hours for each term of full-time attendance at the tow year school AND earn at GPA of 2.000 in those transferable credit hours? if you initially enrolled full-time in any college after August 1, 2011, the transfer credit MUST include six-semester or eight-quarter hours of English AND three-semester or four-quarter hours of math.**

If yes to 1 and 2a or 2b:

You can practice.

  You can receive athletically related financial aid.

  You can play right away during the first year after you transfer.*

If No to 1 or 2:

  You cannot practice.

You cannot receive athletically related financial aid.

You cannot play until you complete one full academic year in residence.*

*Additional progress-toward-degree rules from the NCAA, the conference or the school may affect whether you can play.

**Remedial English and math courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

 

4-4 transfer

If you are not in a four-year school and want to transfer to another four-year school, we sometimes refer to you as a 4-4 transfer. As a 4-4 transfer, generally you are not eligible to play at the new four-year school until you spend an academic year in residence at the new school. However, there are exceptions that may allow you to play right away, read this section to see if an exception can apply to you.

Only qualifiers are allowed to use exceptions during the  first year after they enroll at the new school.

Exceptions are applied by the new school (sometimes called the certifying school). The certifying school determines whether you are eligible to play right away without spending an academic year in residence.

The certifying school has the authority to grant exceptions, based on the condition that we explain here:

  • You can use an exception during your first year of collegiate enrollment ONLY if you are a qualifier. [Note: If you are a qualifier, have signed a National Letter of Intent, and transfer during the first year after you enrolled full time, you may have to sit out for a period of time at the certifying school, even if you meet an exception.]
  • If you are a partial qualifier or a non qualifier, you must spend at least one academic year in residence before you are allowed to use an exception. 
  • You cannot use an exception if you are sitting out a year of residence at your current school.
  • In the sports of baseball, or basketball, if you are transferring to a Division I institution at the start of the winter or spring term you will not be eligible to compete until the next fall term, regardless if you meet an exception if you have competed during the same academic year or received athletically related financial aid during the same academic year from the previous four year institution.

Exception for Division I and II if you are in a four-year school

If this is your first transfer...

If you have never transferred before from a four-year school, you might be able to use the one-time transfer exception to play right away at a Division I or II school.

To use this exception, you must:

1. Be playing a sport other than baseball in Division I, basketball in Division I, men's ice hockey in Division I or football in Division I. Note: In football you may be eligible to use this exception if:

a. You transfer from a Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) school to a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) school and have at least two season of competition remaining; or

b.You transfer from a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) school that offers athletics scholarships to a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) that does not offer athletics scholarships.

Important Note: If you do not qualify for this exception due to any of the conditions in Subsection 1 above, you may be able to use the exception if you were not recruited by your first four-year school AND have never received an athletics scholarship.

2.Be in good academic standing and making progress toward your degree;

3. Have been considered academically eligible if you had stayed in your first school; and

4. Have a written release agreement form your first school saying that it does not object to your receiving an exception to the transfer residence requirement. If the release is denied, you may be entitled to a hearing conducted by an institutional entity or committee outside of the athletics department (e.g., the office of student affairs; office of the dean of students; or a committee composed of the faculty athletics representative, student athletes and non athletics faculty/staff members). Further, in Division I, if you request for a written release is not provided within seven business days of the previous institution receiving the request, the release shall be granted by default and the previous institution shall provide a written release to you.

If you return to your first-school without participating at the second school...

To go back to your first school in Division I or II, you may use this exception if you did not practice or play at the second school.

If your sport is discontinued or not sponsored at your four-year school...

If your school dropped your sport from its program or never sponsored it while you were a student, you  may be able to use this exception to transfer to a Division I or II school.

You may only use this exception after the date that the school publicly announced that it would discontinue the sport. For example, if your school announces during the fall semester that it will discontinue baseball at the end of the academic year, you can use this exception only if you transfer after the announcement. You many not use it if you tranfer before then.

If you have never been recruited...

If you have never been recruited by the Division I or II school you plan to attend, you may be able to use this exception if you:

  • Have not received an athletic scholarship; and
  • Have not practiced beyond a 14 consecutive-day period at any school or participated in intercollegiate competition before your transfer

If you did not practice or play in your sport for two years...

If you did not participate in your sport for the two years immediately before you want to transfer, you may be able to use this exception to transfer to a Division I or II school.

  • Did not practice beyond a consecutive 14-day period or play in intercollegiate sports for two years before you practice or play for the new school; or
  • Did not practice or play in non collegiate amateur competition while you were enrolled as a full-time student during the two year period.

Exception for Division III if youa re in a four-year school

If you are transferring to a Division III school...

If you transfer to Division III and you have never used a season of participation at a Division III school and have never practiced or competed at a non-Division III school, you may be eligible to play right right away after you transfer.

However, if you did participate at your first school, you may be immediately eligible only if you would have been both academically and athletically eligible had you stayed ar your first school.

If you transfer from a school that did not sponsor your sport while you attended that school, you may be immediately eligible if you successfully completed 24-semester or 36  quarter transferable-degree-credit hours and attend the precious institution for at least two full-time semester or three full-time quarters. (summer school does not count).

 

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