All transfer of eligibility applications REVIEWED after June 21, 2016 are subject to the updated guidelines found in the UHSAA Handbook. The changes are found starting on page 30 and are highlighted in gray.
Parents and students are responsible for initiating the transfer process by registering for sports at the school they intend to participate on RegisterMyAthlete.

After creating your account and 'Adding an Athlete' to the system, click 'Register for a Sport.' You will be taken to the UHSAA Tryout Checklist. Answer the questions to indicate you are changing schools. You will then be taken to the transfer of eligibility form on the next screen. Students at new schools (Ridgeline & Skyridge for 2016-17) will need to contact their school administrator to be placed onto the transfer of eligibility form within RegisterMyAthlete. Any intentional misrepresentation or omission may result in the student losing eligibility. All forms require attached documentation and a current academic transcript. After completing the form and uploading the documents, you will submit the transfer to your school to verify you are enrolled as a full-time student. The school will then submit the transfer to the UHSAA. You may follow the status of your transfer through your RegisterMyAthlete account. Forms can take 4-6 weeks to be fully reviewed.

PLEASE BE ADVISED that UHSAA appellate panels have determined that the following conditions are NOT considered hardships:

  • Athletic motivation
  • Driving distance
  • Proximity to school
  • Gas prices
  • Playing time or other coaching decisions
  • Small or large class sizes
  • Allegations of better education
  • Less than a full family move
  • Sadness or anxiety
  • See a complete list of rules regarding eligibility in the UHSAA Handbook. See Frequently Asked Questions below.


    Transfer FAQs

    When a student changes schools, they are automatically ineligibile from UHSAA sanctioned athletics for 12 months. In order to waive the 12-month period of ineligibility, a student must complete a waiver application with the UHSAA and be subsequently approved.

    Any student that changes high schools, regardless of whether or not they have previously played sports, needs to complete a transfer of eligibility form.

    In addition, a student attending high school for the first time who previously competed at a different high school will need to complete a transfer form. For example, a 9th grader who played a sport at a 10th-12th grade high school last year and is now attending a different high school as a 10th grader will need to transfer their eligibility.

    To submit your waiver application, please login to your RegisterMyAthlete.com account and complete the registration for a sport. If you are in need of a waiver, you should be notified on screen after completing the UHSAA tryout checklist.

    If your family moved into the boundaries of your new school you will complete your waiver form by uploading 2 different proofs of address and your most recent transcripts.

    If your change in schools is immediately subsequent to divorce, you will be asked to upload a divorce decree, proofs of your new address and your most current transcripts.

    For any other situation, you will need to provide (1) an explanation for the change in schools, (2) supporting documentation of your circumstances and (3) your most recent transcripts. Supporting documentation should be substantial and official documentation of the incurred hardship such as medical, legal, financial documents that support the explanation you provide.

    PLEASE BE ADVISED that UHSAA appellate panels have determined that the following conditions are NOT considered hardships:

  • Athletic motivation
  • Driving distance
  • Proximity to school
  • Gas prices
  • Playing time or other coaching decisions
  • Small or large class sizes
  • Allegations of better education
  • Less than a full family move
  • Sadness or anxiety
  • After you submit your waiver request, it goes to your school athletic director/principal to verify you are enrolled at the school. Then they will submit it online to the UHSAA. The UHSAA will first check that the correct documentation has been provided. If any forms/documents are missing you will be notified and your waiver will not be reviewed until it is resubmitted with the correct documents.

    When all of the correct documents have been received, your application will be reviewed. Once a decision has been made, notification emails will be sent to you and your new school's administrators.

    You can check the status of your application anytime within your RegisterMyAthlete account. Please check in your account before calling the UHSAA asking for a status update. You will hear back via email as soon as a decision is made.

    Please allow 4-6 weeks for your waiver request to be reviewed once you have submitted your form. The usual turnaround time is much faster, but during peak seasons (such as August) there are hundreds of students submitting waiver requests. They are reviewed in the order in which they are received in entirety.