Student-Athlete Eligibility

BCSS recognizes the right of all student-athletes to choose which school they attend and which subjects they study. BCSS, however, is charged with the responsibility of drafting, implementing and enforcing rules on eligibility for those student-athletes who seek the privilege of participating in interschool competition. The overriding purpose of these rules is to ensure fair and equitable competition for all student-athletes participating in BCSS activity.

Individual student-athletes must meet the applicable eligibility requirements of BCSS and any applicable sport commission gender-based equity rule to participate in BCSS competition, and be listed on the appropriate roster on the STudent-Athlete Registration System (STARS) to be eligible for competition.

Eligibility Overview 

All student-athletes who intend to or have transferred from their home school after the first day of his/her second year of eligibility will be required to submit transfer documentation, in order to establish their eligibility at the new school. (Please refer to BC School Sports Handbook for additional information.) For more information, please contact the BCSS Office. 

Eligibility Application

The Eligibility Application is on-going throughout the school year. The BCSS Eligibility officer reviews each application on a case by case basis. See BCSS Handbook for more information.

Eligibility Appeals

Eligibility Appeals: Appeals, are used when the Eligibility Officer denies any of the following eligibility form: eligibility application, compliance and authorization, school declaration, international and home study and the school would like to appeal the ruling. These forms are reviewed by the Eligibility Appeals Committee, who meet ten (10) times throught the school year. The submission and meeting dates are listed below. 

2023-2024 Eligibility Appeal Committee Meeting Dates: 

Deadlines for Submission (Tuesdays 2pm) Meetings (Saturdays)
September 12, 2023 September 16, 2023
September 26, 2023

September 30, 2023

October 10, 2023 October 14, 2023
October 31, 2023 November 4, 2023
November 21, 2023 November 25, 2023
December 5, 2023 December 9, 2023
January 16, 2024 January 20, 2024
February 13, 2024 February 17, 2024

April 9, 2024

April 13, 2024

April 30, 2024

 May 4, 2024


Eligibility Application Grade 7

Grade 7 Eligibility Applications can be made to the Eligibility Officer for an exemption to allow a Grade 7 student-athelte to play for a bantam (grade 8) team where the member school would otherwise not be able to field a team due to insufficeint numbers. Please see  the BCSS handbook for more information.