The Letter of Intent (LOI) is a new national initiative that is designed to reduce and limit the recruiting pressures on prospective student-athletes, to educate prospective student-athletes on the most applicable CIS regulations, and to assist coaches in their recruiting efforts.
The Letter of Intent should not be confused with a letter of admission from a university, as the Letter of Intent is related only to a prospect’s expressed intention to participate at a specific university in Canadian Interuniversity Sport. It should also be noted that a prospect does not need to sign a Letter of Intent if they wish to play a CIS sport. The Letter of Intent is a voluntary system that a prospect can choose to enter into and that is respected by all CIS member schools.
To review the full text of the rules regarding Eligibility click here.
Frequently Asked Questions for the Letter of Intent: (PDF)
Part of the Letter of Intent program is the Letter of Intent Registry, which lists the name, school, and sport of all prospective student-athletes who have signed a Letter of Intent. Although the Registry is primarily a reference for university coaches and administrators to review prior to recruiting a prospective student-athlete, it also serves as a reference to other prospects, parents, and fans of university sport.
- Letter of Intent Registry 2016-17 - Updated August 12, 2016