The NCAA Division I Council approved a one-time transfer rule allowing all student-athletes to change schools once without needing to sit out for a year.
The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach reports a final vote on Thursday will determine whether players will have a notification deadline to inform current programs of a potential move, with a proposed May 1 date for fall or winter athletes and a July 1 deadline for spring athletes.
Athletes in all sports — including football and men’s basketball — will be able to transfer one time and receive immediate eligibility.
“The Council also approved notification dates for those transferring,” The Athletic reports, citing sources. “In normal years, there will be a May 1 notification date for fall/winter athletes to tell their school they are leaving and a July 1 deadline for spring athletes.”
The Council also approved a return to the normal sport-specific recruiting calendar on June 1, which ends a 15-month recruiting dead period.
The article states that everything must be finalized during the Thursday meeting to be official.