NEW TRANSFER BYLAW AT A GLANCE
This document is intended as a guide only, and does not otherwise amend or alter any bylaw. Always consult and review the applicable bylaw(s) that may be involved in any particular case. A transfer student must also meet all other eligibility requirements as well as those related to transfer (15.1.1).
Out of State Transfers
If a student enrolls into an Arizona high school for the first time:
o Eligible, (no 50% sit out required) - if the student has moved with their parents (both) or guardian
o Sit out 50% - If the student has not moved with their parents (both) or guardian
o 520 forms – Are still required however, once an out of state parent or guardian has submitted the information, the process is over and the receiving school A.D. can review the document.
o Hardships can be brought forward from the school (not parents) if they meet the requirement of unforeseen, unavoidable or uncorrectable and can be documented by the parent. Appeals will be heard by the Conference Committee of the appealing school.
In State Transfers
All students at all levels who move from one school to another are considered to be a transfer student.
Regardless if there is a change of domicile or not, the student is considered a transferring student and is ineligible at all levels for the first 50% of the power ranked regular season contests in those sports in which the student participated during the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the transfer. 530 forms are still in effect. 520 forms are required
Tournaments that take place before 50% of the contests have been played are not eligible opportunities for a transferring student to participate.
If a student transfers during the season (season defined as the 1st day of practice until that team has completed all opportunities to participate), that student is ineligible for one year from the date of first attendance at the receiving school in that sport.
If there are any subsequent transfers by the student, the student is ineligible for one year from the date of first attendance at the receiving school in the sport he/she has played the previous year.
Hardships can be brought forward from the school (not parents) if they meet the requirement of unforeseen, unavoidable or uncorrectable and can be documented by the parent.
o Hardships are not to be brought forward to circumvent the intent of the transfer rule. Hardships should be extenuating situations that are unique with documented evidence of the situation. Appeals will be heard by each Conference Committee.