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COVID-19 Eligibility

Cancellation of fall term national championships for the protection of Student-Athlete health and safety; Eligibility regulations refined

On June 8, 2020, U SPORTS announced a series of decisions pertaining to sports scholarships (officially known as Athletic Financial Awards or AFAs) and eligibility for the 2020-2021 year including: 

  • Clarification on qualification for AFAs for returning students taking into consideration pass-fail grades assigned to students in the winter 2020 semester;
  • Modifications to the Academic All-Canadian criteria to accommodate pass-fail grades; 
  • Permitted AFAs to be awarded in the event that 2020-2021 U SPORTS championships are cancelled;
  • That there will be no consumption of eligibility in the event that the 2020-2021 U SPORTS championships are not offered;
  • The maintaining of all current regulations for eligibility and AFAs for first time entry and transfer students from other jurisdictions;
  • The maintaining of Academic Standing regulations for the 2019-2020 academic year

Any questions that student-athletes have pertaining to eligibility and AFAs should be addressed to their university athletic departments.

Additional eligibility and scholarship (AFA) information will be provided in the coming weeks.

FAQ: Decision to cancel the 2020 U SPORTS fall championships