4.7.3 Student Transfers – Athletic Eligibility

Student Transfers – Athletic Eligibility

High school students who transfer are ineligible for athletic participation at their new school for one calendar year after the date of entry at the new school.  This one year of ineligibility may be waived if the student meets the exceptions established by the California Interscholastic Federation.

Middle school students who transfer are ineligible for athletic participation at their new school for one calendar year after the date of entry at the new school.   Middle school students may gain an exception to this one year period of ineligibility where they transfer from a non-SFUSD school to an SFUSD school.  Middle school students also may gain athletic eligibility after their first transfer from an SFUSD school to another SFUSD school.  After this transfer, a student must demonstrate a personal safety issue, a verified family move, or another hardship reason for a transfer in order to be eligible for athletic participation. 

Students who receive a disciplinary transfer are ineligible for participation in District Athletic Programs for one calendar year after the date of entry at the new school. 

A foster child who changes residences pursuant to a court order or decision of a child welfare worker shall be immediately deemed to meet all residency requirements for participation in interscholastic sports or other extracurricular activities. (CA Education Code 48850(a)(2)).