NCAA rule change means athletes no longer need permission to transfer

A new transfer rule, which goes into effect Oct. 15, removes the previous requirement that athletes must seek permission from their current schools before letting other schools know they’d like to transfer.


Though the national rule is changing, individual conferences still have the right to implement more restrictive transfer rules.

Like other Power Five conferences, the ACC has extra restrictions on athletes who transfer within the conference. A player who moves from one ACC school to another must sit out one season and will lose a season of eligibility.

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Combined with the new redshirt rule, there will be a lot more grad transfers in college football.