COLLEGIATE ELIGIBILITY

PROOF OF COLLEGIATE ELIGIBILITY:

The USA Powerlifting Championship Committee has determined that proof of full-time enrollment will only be accepted in a paper copy that is dated AFTER March 19, 2018. These sealed (university seal, stamp, embossment) paper copies are usually available through a university/college's registrar office. 

A lifter's "full-time" status is determined by what his or her particular university considers full-time, not a specific number of hours, as some lifters may fall below 12 hours due to graduating, co-ops, or enrollment in two different universities/colleges. Please contact your own registrar's office to determine your status.

A letter from your university's registrar office stating that you are a full-time student in good academic standing is required. The documentation must bear a registrar's signature, or seal, or stamp. 

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE: THE FORM  2018 Collegiate Nationals Verfication of Enrolment MAY BE USED TO VERIFY COLLEGIATE ELIGIBILITY!

NOTE: A school schedule alone is not sufficient to verify collegiate eligibility. 

Failure to provide verification will result in the inability to compete in the competition. 

Verification of enrollment can be brought to lifter check-in or mailed to the following address to ensure expedited check-in:


Texas A&M Powerlifting
Department of Rec Sports
4250 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843

What do paperwork do I need to get from my Registrar?

All university registrars are capable of certifying students as FULL-TIME and in GOOD STANDING, please consult with your registrar to get the proper documentation, or take in this form: 2018 Collegiate Nationals Verification of Enrollment and have them fill it out.

I’m graduating this semester and taking only the classes I need, which is below FULL-TIME, can I compete?

Most universities consider students in this situation FULL-TIME, please check with your university to verify this.

What is “FULL-TIME” status?

FULL-TIME status is determined by each university, however it is typically 12 hours for undergraduate students, and 9 hours for graduate students. There may be exceptions to this, please consult your university to determine if you are considered “FULL-TIME”

Can I email or fax my documentation regarding eligibility?

No! All paperwork must either be physically mailed, or hand delivered to lifter check-in. Those wishing to have expedited check-in can mail their documentation to:

Texas A&M Powerlifting
Department of Rec Sports
4250 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843

What happens if I forget to bring proof of my eligibility?

All competitors must provide proof of their eligibility. If you do not have proof of your eligibility YOU WILL NOT LIFT.

Is a transcript alone enough to verify my eligibility?

No! Documentation proving FULL-TIME status AND GOOD STANDING must be provided.

Is a school schedule enough to verify my eligibility?

No! Documentation proving FULL-TIME status AND GOOD STANDING must be provided.