OHSAA Transfer Policy

  • The transfer bylaws apply to all students enrolled in grades 9-12. These bylaws apply to all schools, both public and non-public.

    If a student transfers after the fifth day of the student's ninth grade year or after having established eligibility prior to the start of school by playing in a contest (scrimmage, preview or regular season/tournament contest), the student will be ineligible for one year from the date of enrollment in the school to which the student transferred. A student is considered to have transferred whenever the student changes from that school in which the student was enrolled as a ninth grader to any other school regardless of whether the school from which the student transferred or to which the student transfers is public or non-public, member or non-member or whether the high schools are within the same school district.

    Subject to the specific provisions of this section, there are exceptions to the general transfer bylaw that may apply. For these exceptions, go to the O.H.S.A.A. Web site at www.ohsaa.org Click Athletic Eligibility > O.H.S.A.A. Bylaws. Scroll down to Section 7, Transfers (Exceptions 1 - 11).