Transfering NAIA to D1


#1

Does anyone know if you have to sit out a year when coming from NAIA or if you are eligible right away? Its 4 year to 4 year but NAIA doesn’t have the strict rules like NCAA


#2

Also, my school is closing and not offering baseball anymore. Would they make an exception.


#3

Can try that link to see if it helps.
I would start by talking to a counselor at your current school ASAP.


#4

Thanks. I read the rule book, but its still confusing. It mentions an exception for closing schools/Sport programs that you may be eligible, but it also mentions for baseball, football, basketball, and ice hockey that exceptions don’t apply. Its confusing. Talking to my coach tomorrow.


#5

Yeah, I read through part of it and my eyes started to cross.
I would talk to the coach and a counselor as well if need be to bet some clarification.


#6

This guy seems to be a good resource. They have a phone number on the website.

http://informedathlete.com/tag/rick-allen

Good luck,

Ted


#7

He has the perfect article, but it costs a subscription to read…


#8

I found this link. Explains it very well. From my understanding I’m eligible to play right away.


#9

Makes sense, just make sure the process is all done correctly.
Make sure the transfer request is approved by the current school ect.
Have you found a school to go to?


#10

NAIA to NCAA DI you are not forced to sit out.


#11

Okay thank you! No, I haven’t. I was just trying to make sure before I attempted. I didn’t want to waste my time. I’ll be contacting a lot of schools here shortly.


#12

My dad is athletic director at a D3 college in the Midwest. I asked him about transferring and he said you won’t lose a year. Good luck!


#13

Thank you!