What is a graduate transfer?

A graduate transfer is a college athlete who has finished his or her undergraduate degree, but has yet to use all four years of eligibility to play college athletics. Usually, this means a player has spent a year of their college career redshirting because of injury or for extra time to develop.

Under the graduate transfer rule, a player who has graduated can transfer to any institution at any level of competition without having to sit out for a year, as long as he or she enrolls in a graduate program that was not available at the undergraduate school.

This rule is different from regular transfer rules because players who transfer from one Division 1/FBS school to another would have to sit out for a year otherwise.

This site tracks only athletes who are transferring to Division 1 (for basketball) or FBS (for football) institutions.