Washington, D.C. (WUSA) -- Transfer rules for District of Columbia student-athletes could be changing in the near future. This morning, the District of Columbia State Athletic Association (DCSAA) announced proposed changes to current regulations.
Under previous rules, a District of Columbia student who transferred could do so without penalty as long as they met certain criteria. This morning's announcement potentially changes that.
Under the proposed rule change, District of Columbia students who are in ninth grade may transfer once without loss of eligibility. Outside of that, students will lose one year of eligibility unless he or she meets certain exemptions, as laid out in section 2701.3 of the proposed rules.
As per District of Columbia policy, the proposed policy change now enters a 30-day comment period where the public can weigh in and provides its opinion. A final ruling will then be made based upon those public comments.