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Collegiate Series: FAQ

When is the USA Climbing: Collegiate Season?

The Collegiate seasons runs from October 1st through March 4th, with the majority of local competitions being offered between January and March.

Who is eligible to compete in the Collegiate series?

The Collegiate series is open to all students currently enrolled in a College or University.  Proof of enrollment must be provided prior to the close of registration for the Collegiate Regional Championships.  Competitors must be currently enrolled or be able to provide proof of enrollment and graduation during the Fall 2017 semester.

Do I have to compete as a team, or can I compete as an individual?

The Collegiate series is team driven, so we recommend joining or forming a team at your University and taking steps to get recognized by your school as an official team.  Although this is recommended, USA Climbing allows individual College students to participate in these events.

How much are Collegiate Competitor Memberships?

Collegiate Memberships are $35.00 and are valid from September 1 through August 31, annually.  Collegiate Memberships are a free ‘add-on’ to USA Climbing: Competitor Memberships.

Can I compete with a DAY-Membership?

Yes, we allow College students to compete in our Collegiate local events with a USA Climbing Collegiate Membership or a $10 DAY-Membership. DAY-Memberships can be purchased beginning the Monday prior to the start of the competition but no later than the end the competition. USA Climbing recommends you purchase your DAY-Membership prior to arriving at the competition to ensure a quick and smooth check-in process.  If a Competitor chooses to compete under a DAY-Membership, he/she will need to purchase a Collegiate Membership prior to the close of Regional registration in order to be eligible to compete in the respective Home Collegiate Regional Championship. 

My school wants to pay for my teams’ memberships, how can I setup a group registration?

If your school intends to pay for your teams USA Climbing:Collegiate memberships and/or Championship registration fees USA Climbing can setup a group registration for your team.  In order to do this, send an e-mail with your request that also includes: Collegiate school name, billing address, main contact name & email, phone number, quantity desired to kyle@usaclimbing.org.  Please allow 2-3 business days for the group registration to be setup.

How do I register for Collegiate local events and how much do they cost?

Registration for Collegiate local competitions is handled directly through the host facility.  The host facility has the ability to set the price at an amount that makes sense for their event, however we ask that they keep registration fees for Collegiate events at or below $35 per competitor, when possible.

How many local competitions do I need to compete in?

Collegiate competitors are required to compete in a minimum of one USA Climbing sanctioned Collegiate local competition as a USA Climbing Collegiate Member or DAY-Member (see DAY-Member information above) in order to be eligible to compete in his/her home Collegiate Regional Championship.

Do Youth locals count toward the Collegiate eligibility requirement?

No, however Collegiate competitions may be used to fulfill the youth local participation requirement if the competitor is enrolled in a college or university, is age-eligible to compete in both youth and Collegiate events and has a USAC and Collegiate membership.

Who is eligible to compete in the Collegiate Regional Championships?

Only Competitors with a current USA Climbing: Collegiate Membership that have:

  • Competed in at least one USA Climbing Sanctioned Collegiate local competition (either as a Collegiate Member or a DAY-Member)
  • Met all registration requirements and/or deadlines
  • Provided proof of enrollment, by submitting documentation to documents@usaclimbing.org by the close of registration for the respective Regional Championships are eligible to compete in the Collegiate Regional Championships.

What is the procedure for providing proof of current enrollment to USA Climbing?

One requirement for the 2018 Collegiate Championship season is that Competitors MUST provide proof of enrollment in their College/ University by the close of registration for their respective Regional Championships.  USA Climbing requests that each team Captain gather the appropriate documentation and submit the entire teams paperwork at once.  If you are competing as an individual, you may submit your personal documentation just as a Team Captain will submit the entire teams documentation.  Documents should be sent to: documents@usaclimbing.org and the Subject line should read: Collegiate Team Eligibility + Respective Team Name Proof of enrollment and should include at least one of the following for each Competitor:

  • A form from the Office of the Registrar that includes: First & Last Name, Name of College, Dates of Attendance (Can be as early as Fall 2017 to present) We recommend you run a search for “Verification of Enrollment’ on your college’s website to find information about how to go about procuring such a form from your specific school.
  • A letter from your Rec Sports Department including all competitors first and last name and verifying each competitor is enrolled in the respective College as of Fall 2017.
  • A class schedule showing First & Last Name, Name of College and semester in which the schedule is for.
  • Verification from the National Student Clearinghouse ($2.50 fee associated with each verification)

For those schools that are part of the National Student Clearinghouse, Team Captains or Competitors can go to: https://secure.studentclearinghouse.org/vs/Index, select Verify Current Enrollment (within the past 6 months), enter/select School Name, enter Students full name and date of birth, Submit, add payment information and obtain a certification for each competitor.

How do I register for Regionals, when will it open and how much does it cost?

Registration for Collegiate Championship events, including Regionals & Nationals is handled by USA Climbing directly through the USA Climbing website.  USA Climbing will announce the opening of registration and the respective deadline(s) in which Competitors must register.  A link to register for Regionals will be available on the Collegiate page of the website as soon as it is live.  The fee for the Collegiate Regional Championships is $55 per Competitor.

Can USA Climbing setup a group registration for Championship events like Regionals and Nationals?

If your school intends to pay for your teams USA Climbing:Collegiate memberships and/or Championship registration fees USA Climbing can setup a group registration for your team.  In order to do this, send an e-mail with your request that also includes: Collegiate school name, billing address, main contact name & email, phone number, quantity desired to kyle@usaclimbing.org.  Please allow 2-3 business days for the group registration to be setup.

Do I have to compete in my Home Regional Championship? 

Yes, all Competitors are required to compete in their Home Regional Championship event.  If you are studying, traveling abroad or doing a co-op program during the spring semester and wish to compete in a Regional Championship outside of your Home Region, you’ll need to request approval from the Collegiate Committee no later than March 8, 2018.  More details regarding the ‘Bye Request Procedure’ can be found here: http://www.usaclimbing.org/Disciplines/Collegiate.htm

What do I do if there is not a Collegiate Regional Championship being offered in my Region?

Eligibility requirements for Collegiate competitors in regions in which USA Climbing is unable to offer a Collegiate Regional Championship differ slightly and competitors within these regions are eligible to compete in Collegiate Nationals provided they have:

  • Competed in at least one (1) USA Climbing Sanctioned Collegiate local competition as a Collegiate Member (if a Climber competes as a DAY-Member, he/she will need to purchase a Collegiate Membership by March 10, 2018)
  • Met all registration requirements and/or deadlines
  • Provided proof of enrollment, by submitting documentation to documents@usaclimbing.org by March 10, 2018

Who is eligible to compete in the Collegiate National Championships?

Only Competitors with a current USA Climbing: Collegiate Membership that have:

  • Competed in at least one USA Climbing Sanctioned Collegiate local competition (either as a Collegiate Member or a DAY-Member
  • Competed in their Home Collegiate Regional Championship competition
  • Met all registration requirements and/or deadlines
  • Provided proof of enrollment, by submitting documentation to documents@usaclimbing.org by the close of registration for the respective Regional Championships
  • Are eligible to compete in the Collegiate National Championships.  Exceptions for competitors in regions without a Regional Championship is listed above.

How do I register for Nationals, when will it open and how much does it cost?

Registration for Collegiate Championship events, including Regionals & Nationals is handled by USA Climbing directly through the USA Climbing website.  USA Climbing will announce the opening of registration for Collegiate Nationals at the conclusion of the last set of Collegiate Regional Championships on March 31, 2018.  A link to register for Nationals will be available on the Collegiate page of the website as soon as it is live.  The fee for the Collegiate National Championships is $125 per Competitor.  More details specific to the schedule and format of the Collegiate National Championships can be found on the event page: http://www.usaclimbing.org/Nationals_Information/Collegiate_Nationals.htm

 

 
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