According to a tweet from Brett McMuphy, the NCAA Board of Directors has made the recommendation to not allow one-time waiver exemptions. This, of course, runs counter to a suggestion from the suggestion of the NCAA transfer working group.
NCAA Board of Directors recommends not to allow 1-time waivers as earlier suggested by the NCAA working group
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) April 30, 2020
The NCAA Division I Council met on April 24 to discuss the proposal; initially, it was believed that after a vote on May 20, the initiative would pass and go into effect immediately.
Athletes would be allowed to transfer and receive instant eligibility without needing to redshirt or apply for another waiver/exemption. This would function similarly to graduate transfer rules, which were updated recently, too.
SOURCES: The @NCAA Division I Council will discuss the implementation of a one-time transfer waiver on April 24. The Council will not vote on it that day, but a vote IS expected to take place on May 20. Told the measure is expected to pass and would immediately apply. Stay tuned.
— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) April 10, 2020
However, that’s not exactly what happened. In fact, after last Friday’s meeting, the NCAA Division I Council suggested that the vote be pushed back in Jan. 2021.
As of now, though, the vote is still expected to take place on May 20. But it’s unlikely that the waiver exemption will go into effect immediately.