Step 1: What kind of school are you at now?  
2-Year NCAA Division III NCAA Division I, II, or NAIA
Step 2: Do you need permission to contact a KSC Coach?  
 No Yes; you must fill out an NCAA self release form and return it to Abe Osheyack, or you may request permission from your current school.  Yes; you must receive formal, written permission from your current institution
Step 3: Determine your transfer status   
In general, transfers to Division III institutions must complete one academic "Year in Residence" before participating in intercollegiate athletics, UNLESS one of the following exemptions is met. If you meet one of the exceptions below, you could be immediately eligible for practice and competition.  
 2-Year Transfer Exceptions
  • The student has not practiced or competed in intercollegiate athletics
  • If you've never been enrolled at a 4-year and you leave the 2-year academically and athletically eligible.
  • Student transfers from a 4-year to a 2-year and then to Keene State, provided that the student would have been athletically and academically eligible, at the time of the transfer, had he/she remained at the previous 4-year OR he/she successfully completed 24- semester hours of degree transferrable credit AND spent at least two full-time terms/3 quarters at the 2-year.
  • The student transfers to Keene State and for a consecutive 2-year period immediately before, the student has neither practiced nor competed in intercollegiate athletics and has neither practiced or competed in organized non-collegiate amateur competition.
4-Year Transfer Exceptions
  • The student has not previously used a season of participation at a DIII and has never practiced or competed in intercollegiate athletics at a non-DIII.
  • If the student transfers from a 4-year and would have been academically and athletically eligible has they stayed at the previous institution.
  • Student transfers from a 4-year that did not sponsor the athletes sport and while there, completed 24-semester
  • hours of degree transferrable credit AND completed at least two full-time terms/3 quarters.
  • The student transfers to Keene State and for a consecutive 2-year period immediately before, the student has neither practiced nor competed in intercollegiate athletics and has neither practiced or competed in organized non-collegiate amateur competition. 
4-Year Transfer Exceptions
  • The student has not previously used a season of participation at a DIII and has never practiced or competed in intercollegiate athletics at a non-DIII.
  • If the student transfers from a 4-year and would have been academically and athletically eligible has they stayed at the previous institution.
  • Student transfers from a 4-year that did not sponsor the athletes sport and while there, completed 24-semester hours of degree transferrable credit AND completed at least two full-time terms/3 quarters.
  • The student transfers to Keene State and for a consecutive 2-year period immediately before, the student has neither practiced nor competed in intercollegiate athletics and has neither practiced or competed in organized non-collegiate amateur competition. 
 Step 4: Apply to KSC  
 Complete an application. *** Make sure you send UPDATED transcripts from all previous institutions. Updated transcripts are needed from all previous colleges/universities before you will be allowed to compete.  

 

 

NCAA Bylaws
*14.5.1 Residence Requirement
—General Principle. A student who transfers (see Bylaw 14.5.2) to 
a member institution from any collegiate institution is required to complete an academic year of residence (see Bylaw 14.02.10) at the certifying institution before being eligible to compete for or to receive travel expenses from the member institution (see Bylaw 16.8.1.2), unless the student satisfies the applicable transfer requirements or receives an exception or waiver as set forth in this section. (Revised: 1/10/91 effective 8/1/91, 5/7/10)
*14.5.4.1 Exceptions. A student who transfers to the certifying institution shall be immediately eligible if: The student has not previously used a season of participation at a Division III institution pursuant to Bylaw 14.2.4.1, and has never practiced or competed in intercollegiate athletics at a non-Division III institution. This provision is not applicable to a Division III student who has been granted a hardship waiver per Bylaw 14.2.5 or a season-of-participation waiver per Bylaws 14.2.6 or 14.2.7; (Revised: 1/9/06) (b) The student transfers from a two-year college or from a branch school that conducts an intercollegiate athletics program without having been enrolled full time at a four-year collegiate institution and would have been academically and athletically eligible had he or she remained at that institution. A student athlete who has exhausted his or her athletics eligibility at the two-year college may use this transfer exception if the student-athlete was otherwise academically or athletically eligible for competition at the two-year college; or (c) The student transfers from a four-year institution to a two-year college, and then to the certifying institution,
provided the student either would have been athletically and academically eligible, at the time of 100 transfer to the certifying institution (see Bylaw 14.5.2), had he or she remained at the previous four-year institution or he or she successfully completed at least 24-semester or 36-quarter hours of transferable degree credit at the two-year college and spent at least two full-time semesters or three full-time quarters
of attendance at the two-year college. (Revised: 11/16/05, 12/19/07, 1/12/11) 

^13.1.1.2 Four-Year College Prospective Student-Athletes. An athletics staff member or other representative of the institution’s athletics interests shall not make contact in any manner (e.g., in-person contact, telephone calls, electronic communication, written correspondence) with the student-athlete of another NCAA or NAIA four-year collegiate institution, directly or indirectly, without first obtaining written permission to do so, regardless of who makes the initial contact. If permission is not granted, the second institution shall not encourage the transfer. If permission is granted, all applicable NCAA recruiting rules apply. If an institution receives a written request from a student-athlete to permit another institution to contact the student-athlete about transferring, the institution shall grant or deny the request within seven business days (see Bylaw 13.02.1) of receipt of the request. If the institution fails to respond to the student-athlete’s written request within seven business days, permission shall be granted by default and the institution shall provide written permission to the student-athlete. Written permission may be granted by: (Revised: 1/10/91, 1/16/93, 1/11/94, 1/12/04 effective 8/1/04, 1/9/06, 10/17/06, 1/12/11) (a) The first institution’s athletics director (or an athletics administrator designated by the athletics director); or (Adopted: 1/14/02 effective 8/1/04) (b) The student-athlete, if the student-athlete attends a Division III institution (see Bylaw 13.1.1.2.1). [D] (Adopted: 1/14/02 effective 8/1/04)