The NCAA is looking to make current transfer rules permanent.

In March, the NCAA announced that it would follow a federal judge’s ruling that lifted the requirement for multi-time transfers to wait a year for athletic eligibility and extend the policy through the 2024-25 academic/athletic year.

On Wednesday, the NCAA announced on social media that it is looking to make immediate eligibility for multi-time transfers permanent policy.

Previous policies called for a year in academic residence before being athletically eligible. Many transfers were granted waivers for immediate eligibility. The NCAA then allowed immediate eligibility for all first-time undergraduate transfers. Graduate transfers have been immediately eligible throughout.

Under the new policy, being academically eligible and in good academic standing at a transfer’s previous school satisfies the academic requirements, instead of a year in academic residence.

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Players taking advantage of transfer policy change

The policy change originates from a federal lawsuit involving a coalition of states. In December, a federal judge in West Virginia ruled that multi-time transfers were allowed to play the rest of the 2023-24 academic year.

In March, the NCAA said it was uncertain whether the injunction would remain in place through the 2024-25 season, but that it would allow for multi-time transfers to be able to play next season.

Athletes have been taking advantage of the court-ordered change in policy. Kadyn Proctor is a high-profile example.

Proctor, the No. 1 offensive tackle and No. 9 overall prospect on the 247Sports Composite for 2023, verbally committed to Iowa but signed with Alabama. After a season at Alabama, he transferred to Iowa in January.

Earlier this week, Proctor re-entered the transfer portal. Before the portal window opened for undergraduate entry, Proctor revealed his plans to re-enter the portal. All indications are Proctor will follow through on formally transferring back to UA.

With the new policy, fans and coaches can expect to see more players be on the move twice in a matter of months.