Athletics Risk Management and Compliance Services: Current Longhorns — Transfers
Transferring From Texas
Transferring from The University of Texas requires very careful thought. You must adhere to the following requirements during your decision-making process:
1. You must immediately inform your coach of your interest in going elsewhere. It is suggested that you and the coach meet with the Athletics Director regarding your decision. Before you discuss any possibilities with a potential new school, that school must first receive written permission from The University of Texas athletics department. If you or your parents contact a potential new school, that institution is obligated to let The University of Texas know that you or your parents have done so. The potential new school must first receive written permission from The University of Texas Athletics Director before having any further contact with you.
2. According to NCAA regulations, you must complete one year of residency at your new institution before you are eligible to participate in athletics there, unless you meet the requirements of an NCAA transfer exception. The most common NCAA transfer exception is the one-time transfer (see below). In most instances, this exception is not offered to football, basketball or baseball student-athletes.
3. You may be granted a one-time exception to the above-mentioned NCAA one-year residency requirement under certain circumstances in sports other than football, basketball, and baseball. Being granted this exception means that you may be immediately eligible to compete at your new institution.
The following conditions are required for an NCAA One-Time Transfer Exception:
- You compete in a sport other than Division I football, basketball or baseball.
- It is your first transfer from one four-year college to another.
- You are in good academic standing at The University of Texas and would be eligible if you returned to UT.
- The University of Texas athletics department certifies in writing that it does not object to the NCAA granting an exception to the one-year residency requirement.