Questions that All Recruits Should Ask Regarding Transfers

istock_000003705748small15NCAA transfer rules are in need of reform. But given the current situation, how can a recruit avoid potential issues should he or she wish to transfer at a later date?

Ask every coach and athletic director about the school’s policy concerning transfers.  Here are some suggested questions:

  • Will the coach and athletic director commit to providing a release if you decide to seek a transfer?  (This is not unheard of - SMU football coach June Jones reportedly handles transfers this way).
  • Will the coach and athletic director allow you to transfer to any school or only certain schools?
  • If the coach and/or athletic director leave the school, will the school keep any promises that it makes to you?
  • Will the coach and/or athletic director provide you with the transfer policy and any promises regarding the transfer policy in writing?
  • If the school is located in California or Connecticut, ask to see the Student-Athlete’s Right to Know disclosure.


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