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NCAA Division II & NAIA Transfer Rules


NCAA Division II 2-4 Transfer Rules

Qualifier Student Athlete Transferring to Division II

At the two-year school, did you:

  • Spent one full-time semester or quarter at the two-year school?
  • Not previously attend a four-year school?
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.000?
  • Complete an average of 12-semester credit hours for each full-time term? These credits must be transferable toward your degree at the four-year school

If you answered YES to all of the questions above:

  • You can practice
  • You can receive financial aid
  • You can play right away during the first year after you transfer

If you answered NO to all of the questions above:

  • You can practice
  • You can receive financial aid
  • You cannot play until you complete one full academic year of residence

Non-Qualifier Student Athlete Transferring to Division II

At the two-year school, did you:

  • Complete at least two full semesters or three quarters as a full-time student?
    (Summer school doesn’t count.) AND
  • Earn an Associate of Arts degree (or an equivalent degree)? You must earn 25 percent of the credit hours at the two-year school that awards your degree.

OR

  • Complete an average of 12-semester credit hours for each full-
    time term? These credit hours must be transferable toward your degree at the
    four-year school.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.000?

If you answered YES to all of the questions above:

  • You can practice
  • You can receive financial aid
  • You can play right away during the first year after you transfer

If you answered NO to all of the questions above:

  • You can practice
  • You can receive financial aid
  • You cannot play until you complete one full academic year of residence

Additional Division II Transfer Requirements

Six Hour Requirement

  • Earn six-semester hours of academic credit the preceding regular academic term prior to transfer (summer is not included).
  • The six-hour requirement requires that the units be transferable-degree credit.
  • The units must be accepted by the certifying institution.

NCAA Division II 4-2-4 Transfer Rules

See Division I: 4-2-4 Transfer Rules


NCAA Division III Transfer Rules

OPTION 1: Students interested in transferring to an NCAA Division III school must not have participated in intercollegiate athletics.

OPTION 2: Student athletes who have participated in intercollegiate athletics must have been academically eligible to compete if they remained at the two-year school.


NAIA Transfer Rules

To transfer to an NAIA school a student must:

  • Complete 24 units in the last two FULL-TIME semesters attended.
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA (units do not have to be transferable).
  • Complete no more than 12 of the 24 units during summer or intersession.

ALSO:

  • If a student received a D in a class and repeated it, they cannot count the units for the repeated course towards the 24 units even if they get a higher grade.

 

 

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