When students are considering eligibility through the CIS the following criteria must be met.
Minimum academic average on those courses used to determine your university admission. These will be individual depending on each universities academic requirements. Student athletes should research these requirements when determining which courses to choose for his/her grades 11 and 12 year.
Student athletes must meet academic standards in order to meet eligibility requirements. These include:
A minimum of 60% average on those courses used to determine your university admission (although this may not meet the academic GPA to gain entrance into the university)
At university: Be enrolled in a minimum of 3 courses (minimum 9 credit hours or equivalent) in the term in which they are competing. Successfully complete a minimum of 3 full courses, or 6 half courses (minimum 18 credit hours or equivalent) during the academic year.
Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) allows you to compete for 5 years in CIS.
Athletes who have completed their eligibility to participate in another post-secondary jurisdiction, such as the CCAA, are ineligible for CIS competition
Athletes who have been charged with a year of eligibility or a season of competition in four separate academic years within a non-Canadian post-secondary jurisdiction, such as the NCAA, are ineligible for CIS competition
How do I get charged with a year of eligibility?
If your team does NOT have an exhibition schedule, you are charged with a year of eligibility when your name appears on the playing roster (or equivalent) of two or more regular season competitions
If your team DOES play in exhibition, you are charged a year for a single regular season competition
Men's basketball and hockey have sport-specific regulations related to non-CIS participation which can result in the loss of eligibility