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Transfer Students

Transferring To Rollins College

Guide for Two-Year Transfers
Guide for Four-Year Transfers

If you are a transfer student:
All transfer students must meet the institution’s general admissions requirements, as well as NCAA and Sunshine State Conference transfer policies in order to practice and compete in intercollegiate athletics.

Before a Rollins College athletics staff member may speak to you about transferring to Rollins, in accordance with NCAA Bylaw, Rollins Athletics (Compliance Office) must obtain written permission from your current institution about the possibility of transferring.  If permission is not granted, Rollins College shall not encourage the transfer and shall not provide athletically-related financial aid to you until you have attended Rollins College for one academic year.

Transferring From Rollins College

If a student-athlete is interested in transferring from Rollins College to another institution, the student-athlete must notify their Head Coach.  The Head Coach will then notify the Compliance Office.  The Head Coach will advise the Compliance Office and student-athlete if there are any restrictions on the transfer in writing.  A student-athlete has the right to appeal the restrictions and must notify the Department of Athletics in writing to request an appeal.  The Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) will oversee the appeal hearing.  If there are no transfer restrictions, then the student-athlete will be granted a transfer release and the appropriate paperwork will be completed by the Compliance Office in accordance with the college, Sunshine State Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations.


Research has shown that college grade-point average is the strongest predictor of future academic success of transfer student-athletes. In addition, data show that the more physical-education activity credits a student-athlete earns at a two-year school, the less likely he or she is to be academically successful at the four-year college. The division’s new standards for transfers from two-year colleges are built upon that research, better positioning those student-athletes to thrive at a four-year NCAA school.

Beginning Aug. 1, 2016, student-athletes who are transferring from a two-year college must complete an academic year of residence before competing in athletics unless they meet certain academic requirements to be immediately eligible. So this basically means, by the end spring 2016, two-year transfers must meet the new GPA requirements of a cumulative 2.200.  Also notice the limit of only two physical education activity credits.
Please carefully read below.  

Two-Year College Transfer Requirements (Effective Aug. 1, 2016)

Qualifier with no four-year attendance and ONLY one full-time semester/quarter at two-year institution

All other qualifiers, partial qualifiers and nonqualifiers

All other qualifiers, partial qualifiers and nonqualifiers

ONLY one full-time semester/quarter

Two full-time semesters/three full-time quarters

Two full-time semesters/three full-time quarters

12 semester- or quarter-hours of transferable degree credit

·12-semester or 12-quarter-hours of transferable degree credit per term of attendance:

·Six semester/eight-quarter hours of transferable English;

·Three-semester/ four quarter hours of transferable math; and

·Three-semester/four-quarter hours of transferable science


Cumulative GPA of 2.200

Cumulative GPA of 2.200*


Limit of two physical education activity credits for credit requirements and GPA

Limit of two physical education activity credits for credit requirements and GPA


* A nonqualifier who meets all the two-year transfer requirements EXCEPT the 2.20 GPA but has a minimum 2.00 GPA is eligible for practice and financial aid.