Effective August 1, 2015, every student-athlete who identifies as a transfer will need to have a completed NJCAA Transfer Tracking Form on file to be eligible.
In the NJCAA, a transfer is anyone who has previously been enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university beyond the 15th calendar day of any academic term or anyone who has previously participated in intercollegiate athletics and later enrolls in an NJCAA member institution.
The NJCAA Transfer Tracking Form confirms in writing if a student has previously participated in intercollegiate athletics or if they have previously been charged with a season of eligibility and if so in which sports and for how many seasons.
The 2015-2016 Eligibility Rules Pamphlet is now updated for your review. The pamphlet includes the bylaw proposals passed at the 2015 NJCAA Annual Meeting, as well as the restructured bylaws that were also approved at the annual meeting.
On March 28, 2015, the NJCAA Board of Directors passed a bylaw which requires every student-athlete who is a transfer, to have a completed NJCAA Transfer Tracking Form on file to be eligible for participation beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year. The NJCAA defines a transfer as anyone who has previously attended a college or university as a full time student beyond the 15th calendar day of the academic term or anyone who has participated in intercollegiate athletics prior to their enrollment at the current institution.
The question has come up regarding the requirement of final high school transcripts with the suspension of the HS(-3)/HS(3+) classification for student-athletes. Article V, Section 13.C.5.e is the bylaw which requires the final high school transcript. That requirement was not altered by the suspension of rules associated with the HS(-3) classification of student-athletes. The final transcript from high school is still required for all student-athletes participating in the NJCAA.