1. General Requirements
a. The student must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year higher education institution.
b. The student must be enrolled as a full-time student at the institution. This is determined by what their specific university considers as full-time enrollment.

i. Graduating Seniors
Students who are part-time due to completion of their academic curriculum are eligible to compete. Official Documentation to verify the student will graduate upon completion of the current semester/quarter is required.
ii. Cooperative Education Programs
Students who are part-time due to enrollment in a university cooperative
education program may be eligible to compete. Official Documentation to verify student enrollment in a university cooperative education program is required.

c. The student must be in good academic standing at the institution (Must not be on academic probation).

 

The student must be under 26 years of age at the start of the championships.

*For further questions, please email the Collegiate Committee – collegiate@usapowerlifting.com

Who is eligible for The Collegiate National Championships?

Age
Students must be under the age of 26 at the start of the competition.

Academic Eligibility
To be academically eligible, one must meet the following standards:
1) The student must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year 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).

I’m graduating in the Spring semester/quarter 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.

I am in a cooperative education program and it requires me to be part-time. Am I eligible?
Students who are part-time due to enrollment in a university cooperative education program
may be eligible to compete. Official Documentation to verify the student enrollment in a
university cooperative education program is required at the time of Enrollment Verification.

Enrollment Verification

When is the earliest I can submit my eligibility documents?
Verification of Enrollment will begin on March 6. We will not accept or verify any documents that are generated prior to March 6.

Where do I submit my documents?
On March 6, further instructions on how to submit documentation will be communicated by the Collegiate Committee and National Office.

What documents will I need to submit to verify collegiate eligibility?

These are the most common ways to show proof of eligibility.

1) Generate Enrollment Verification through the National Student Clearinghouse.
Step 1: Visit https://www.studentclearinghouse.org/students/
Step 2: Under “Verifications”, click the “Verify Now” Box.
Step 3: Complete the Verification Form.
Step 4: Submit the Enrollment Verification .pdf through the Jotform.

*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: Submit an official transcript from the Office of the Registrar of your college/university.

3) Team/Bulk Documentation: This option is great for larger teams. 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 listed in the document are “full time and in good standing with the university.”