Transfers

Specific transfer regulations have been established by both the West Coast Conference and by the NCAA. A student-athlete wishing to transfer into or out of BYU must be granted a release from the BYU 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.

TWO-YEAR COLLEGE

If you are in a two-year school and want to transfer to a four-year school we sometimes refer to you as a 2-4 transfer. Here are the rules that generally apply to you:

2-4 and you want to go to Division I

If you are a qualifier with the NCAA Eligibility Center...

At the two-year school, did you:

  • Complete at least one term (that means one semester or one quarter) as a full-time student? Summer school doesn't count.
  • Earn an average of 12-semester or 12-quarter credit hours for each term you started full-time? These credit hours must be transferable toward your degree at the four-year school.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.00?

Yes?

No?

  • You can practice
  • You can receive financial aid
  • You can play right away during the first year after you transfer
  • You can practice
  • You can receive financial aid
  • You cannot play until you complete one full academic year of residence

If you are a nonqualifier with the NCAA Eligibility Center...

At the two-year school, did you:

  • Complete at least three semesters or four quarters as a full-time student? Summer school doesn't count.
  • 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.
  • Earn 48-semester or 72-quarter credit hours (including 6 semester hours of English and 3 semester hours of Math)? These credit hours must be transferable toward your degree at the four-year school.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.00?

Yes?

No?

  • You can practice
  • You can receive financial aid
  • You can play right away during the first year after you transfer
  • You cannot practice
  • You cannot receive financial aid from your school
  • You cannot play until you complete one full academic year of residence

FOUR YEAR COLLEGE, THEN TWO YEAR COLLEGE

If you started at a four-year school, then transferred to a two-year school and now want to transfer to a four-year school we refer to you as a 4-2-4 transfer. Here are the rules that generally apply to you:

4-2-4 and you want to go to Division I

If you are a qualifier...

Did you:

  • Complete an average of 12-semester or quarter credit hours for each term of full-time attendance that can be transferred toward your degree at the four-year college?
  • Earn a GPA of 2.00 in those transferable credit hours?
  • Graduate from the two-year college AND have one calendar year elapse after you left the four-year school?

Yes?

No?

  • You can practice
  • You can receive financial aid
  • You can play right away during the first year after you transfer
  • You can practice
  • You can receive financial aid
  • You cannot play until you complete one full academic year of residence

If you are a nonqualifier...

Did you:

  • Complete an average of 12-semester or quarter credit hours for each term of full-time attendance that can be transferred toward your degree at the four-year college?
  • Earn a GPA of 2.00 in those transferable credit hours?
  • Graduate from the two-year college AND have one calendar year elapse after you left the four-year school?

Yes?

No?

  • You can practice
  • You can receive financial aid
  • You can play right away during the first year after you transfer
  • You can practice if you have completed one academic year in all your colleges combined
  • You can receive financial aid from your school if you have completed one academic year in all your colleges combined
  • You cannot play until you complete one full academic year of residence
Additionally, the West Coast Conference has established an intra-conference transfer rule for the sports of men’s and women’s basketball only, which states:
  • In the sport of men’s and women’s basketball only, a student-athlete who previously enrolled at a Conference institution and transfers directly or indirectly to another Conference institution shall fulfill a one-year residency requirement upon enrollment and shall be charged with the loss of one of the four permissible seasons of competition.