Compliance

Transfer Student-Athletes

The NCAA and the Big Ten Conference have established specific transfer regulations for student-athletes. Student-athletes currently attending four-year institutions wishing to transfer to The Ohio State University must first obtain permission to contact from their head coach to speak with the coaches at Ohio State.

If Permission to Contact is Granted: If permission to contact is granted, the student-athlete's current institution will send a permission to contact notice to Ohio State. At that time, it would be permissible for the coaches at Ohio State to communicate with the student-athlete about transferring. However, please note that this does not mean that the student-athlete will be released by his/her current institution to transfer to Ohio State under the one-time transfer exception. If the current institution denies the student-athlete a release under the one-time transfer exception, the student-athlete has the right to request an appeal hearing regarding with such decision. The request for such an appeal must be made in writing to the Director of Athletics within seven business days of the denial.

If Permission to Contact is Denied If permission to contact is denied, the current institution will notify the student-athlete in writing that he/she has the right to request an appeal hearing on such a denial. The request for such an appeal must be made in writing to the Director of Athletics within seven days of the denial.

For a guide on the different rules surrounding transferring, please visit the NCAA Transfer Guide

Additionally, the Big Ten Conference has established intra-conference transfer rules. If a student-athlete is enrolled at a Big Ten institution and subsequently transfers to another Big Ten institution, that student-athlete must serve a year in residence at the alternate Big Ten institution and will lose one season on eligibility in all sports.

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