THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT THE NEW SCHOOL WILL PROCESS TRANSFER ELIGIBILITY PAPERWORK AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE THAT ARE NOT CLEAR WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.
SUMMARY OF CIF/NCS/EBAL TRANSFER POLICY:
Any student athlete who transfers between high schools is subject to the CIF transfer policy. All transfer athletes are considered ineligible and must request review of eligibility by the new school's principal or designee to determine eligibility for competition. Please allow at least 20 school days to process transfer paperwork. It is unlikely you will be able to see the school's athletic director without an appointment.
Every application must be true, accurate, complete, correct and/or not false or fraudulent, CIF bylaw 202. Violation of CIF 202 can make a student ineligible for up to two years.
Primary considerations in evaluating transfer applications are:
- Valid change of residence
- Undue influence/prior contact before transferring to the new school (please consult "Pre-enrollment and Undue Influence Rule Interpretations - A Guide For Students and Parents" (pdf))
- Academic eligibility
- Discipline status
- Other eligibility issues
VALID CHANGE OF RESIDENCE:
Before participating in a league sport, CIF 206/510 Valid Change of Residence Application will be required (see206/510 Transfer Form). Allow at least 20 business days for processing these forms. The athlete may miss part of the season of sport during the review and evaluation process.
WITHOUT A VALID CHANGE OF RESIDENCE:
Before participating in a league sport, CIF 207/208/510 Transfer Application will be required (see 207/208/510 Transfer Form). Allow at least 20 business days for processing these forms. The athlete may miss part of the season of sport during the review and evaluation process.
If a first-time transfer is approved, students transferring schools without a valid change of residence who expect to compete at the varsity level may be subject to a "sit-out" period for each sport. During a "sit-out" period. athletes may practice with the team, but may not compete in a scrimmage, game or other competitive event.
Sit-out dates for the 2015-16 school year:
- Fall Sports - Monday, October 5, 2015 for students who transfer and are enrolled prior to Monday, August 10, 2015 in football and August 17, 2015 for all other fall sports.
- Winter Sports - Monday, January 4, 2016 for students who transfer and are enrolled prior to Monday, November 10, 2014.
- Spring Sports - Monday, April 4, 2016 for students who transfer and are enrolled prior to Monday, February 8, 2016.
Visit FAQs: Sit Out Period for additional information.
Second time transfers without a valid change of residence may be subject to limited (non-varsity) eligibility in sports they have played within the previous 12 months.
Complete details of the CIF/NCS/EBAL Transfer Policy may be obtained at the NCS website: CIF/NCS Transfer Eligibility ByLaws