When a student begins his/her high school career and changes to a different school, that student is considered a “transfer student.”
Per CHSAA (link to CHSAA transfer info to come). Any time a student changes schools after starting high school, that student becomes ineligible at the varsity level of competition until the information required below has been completed and submitted to both the previous and current school. Student is only allowed JV eligibility until CHSAA has determined final eligibility after a review by the school’s league members.
Regardless of the type of transfer, there is paperwork (forms and documentation) that the student and his/her parents/legal guardians will have to complete. It is the parent and student’s responsibility to provide accurate and truthful information (per CHSAA Bylaw 1800.74). Unethical behavior, recruiting and cheating hurts everyone.
NEW 2019-2020, ALL TRANSFER ATHLETES MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STEPS, BEFORE, THEY PARTICIPATE AT NEW HIGH SCHOOL. (PAPER TRANSFERS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED).
The following process can be accomplished as quickly/slowly pending parent/students completion of the following steps.
Step #1: (following process is best completed in Google Chrome)
Parent completes transfer form (Utilize the “Guide Me” for helpful info)
Parent will need to attach all supporting documents required by CHSAA. The following list is provided on the form. These documents are necessary for CHSAA to determine the “Varsity or non-varsity eligibility” for this transfer. If documentation is provided in timely manner, CHSAA ruling can be given within 48 hours of a work week.
If transfer is a “Bona Fide Move”:
Sale or termination of lease
Purchase or rental agreement
If transfer is for “Broken Home”:
Divorce decree of dissolution of marriage
Child support paperwork
If transfer is for “Hardship”:
Proof/documentation of situation, condition, or event that is beyond the control of the student or his/her family.
Parent inputs the sending school’s AD (previous school) name, and e-mail address in the sending school AD fields.
Parent can go back and upload docs.
Sending school (previous school) receives e-mail, completes their portion of info. Sends back to receiving school (new school). If info is complete with all necessary documentation, info is sent to CHSAA.
Receiving school (new school), completes any necessary info and sends forms to CHSAA
CHSAA approves or denies athletes Varsity or non-Varsity status.
Receiving (new school) communicates final decision to Students/Parent.