I also have a question: I understand you can only enter the portal during the “open window” period. Does accepting an offer from a new school also have to be in an “open window” period or can it be at any time after you enter?
WHEN CAN I CONTACT NEW SCHOOLS AND SPEAK WITH THEIR ATHLETICS STAFF REGARDING A POTENTIAL TRANSFER? » Another NCAA school cannot recruit you, directly or indirectly, until you first follow the division-specific steps regarding notification of transfer (Divisions I and II) or written permission to contact (Division III). » You should only consider requesting notification of transfer (Divisions I and II) or written permission to contact (Division III) when you are ready to begin the process. » Impact to playing time, roster spot and/or athletics aid may be a result after you take steps to formally begin the transfer process, so please consider consulting with your coaching staff, compliance staff and director of athletics throughout the process. Per NCAA Bylaw 15, Financial Aid, you may request a hearing opportunity with the financial aid authority on campus if your athletics aid is to be reduced, canceled or not renewed. Please speak with your compliance staff to learn more about these policies and procedures. » You may write to a new school to let them know you are interested in transferring, but the new school cannot discuss transfer opportunities with you until they can verify notification of transfer is validated and your information is entered in the NCAA Transfer Portal. » You can speak with other departments outside of athletics at a new school at any time. Examples include admissions, registrar and financial aid office. » Once notification of transfer (Divisions I and II) or written permission to contact (Division III) has been completed and your information is entered in the NCAA Transfer Portal, all applicable NCAA recruiting rules will continue to apply (e.g., tryout rules, official visit rules, recruiting calendars, etc.).