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Mid-year transfers to play in 2021

Article Written by Travis Clark
Published: October 30, 2020

The Division I Council announced this week that most mid-year transfers will be allowed to compete for their new schools in the 2021 spring season.

New emergency legislation adapted by the NCAA allows players that didn't compete in the fall of 2020 to compete at his or new school during the spring campaign. The players in the ACC, SEC, Big 12 and other programs that did play this fall wouldn't be able to transfer and then play for his or her new soccer team.

Furthermore, early enrollees that graduated in the spring or summer of 2020 will be permitted to play in the spring, provided he or she has demonstrated an intent to enroll at the institution before this fall.

That means that players graduating at the end of 2020 won't be eligible to compete in the spring season. So any 2021 graduates that were slated to graduate early after the first semester will still have to wait until the fall of 2021 to play in competitive games.

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