Who is academically eligible for The Collegiate National Championships?
To be academically eligible, one must meet the following standards:
1) The student must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 years higher education institution. 2) The student must be enrolled as a full-time student at the institution. This is determined by what his or her particular university considers full-time enrollment. 3) The student must be in good academic standing at the institution (Must not be on academic probation).
When is the earliest I can submit my eligibility documents?
Documents can be sent in as early as February 15th. Please note: We will not accept or verify any documents that are generated prior to February 15th.
What documents will I need to submit to verify collegiate eligibility?
Here are the most commonly used ways to show proof of eligibility. If you are unable to use any of these options, email email@example.com and our eligibility officer will work with you.
1) Generate Enrollment Verification through the National Student Clearinghouse.
*All Universities are required to submit data through the National Student Clearinghouse. To gain information on how to receive enrollment verification, speak with the office of the registrar at your college/university.
2) Official Transcript: Receive an official transcript from the Office of the Registrar on campus, email a scanned copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Unofficial Transcript: Print an unofficial transcript from your university online portal and email it to email@example.com. A scanned copy of your current student I.D. must be scanned and attached to the unofficial transcript in order to be accepted.
We have a team. Is there an option where we can provide documentation for the entire team all at once?
Yes! The Office of the Registrar in most colleges and universities can provide this information in one document. Ask your Registrar if they are able to provide a document indicating that the student’s they have listed in the document are “full time and in good standing with the university.” This document can then be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
**If you have a large team, we ask that you try to use this option as we are able to quickly (and easily) confirm eligibility**
I’m graduating this semester and taking below the number of credits to be considered full-time. Can I still compete.
Graduating students will be eligible, as long as they are taking the amount of courses they need to graduate in the upcoming quarter/semester. However, most universities consider students in this situation FULL-TIME. Please check with your university to verify this.
Can I email my documentation regarding eligibility?
Yes, this method is strongly encouraged. Email email@example.com
What happens if I do not submit my proof of eligibility?
All competitors must provide proof of their eligibility via email or during check-in at the championships. If you do not provide proof of your eligibility prior to the end of weigh-ins for your weight class, you will be considered ineligible to compete.
Is a school schedule enough to verify my eligibility?
No! Documentation verifying the full-time status and good standing must be provided.