The College Division is limited to individuals who are meet both the academic and participation eligiblity requirements.
Before emailing the College Eligibility Committee be sure to:
- read the College Eligibility rules
- review the Eligiblity FAQ
If you are still unclear about your eligiblity situation, email email@example.com. Inquiries are handed on the following timeline:
Mar 2nd-Sep 14th -- Players may submit general eligibility inquiries and should receive an answer within two weeks, or the notification that their inquiry is elevated to be an official case. If the inquiry is elevated to be an official case, then the case will be on hold until Sep 15th. At that point, the case will be treated as if it were first submitted on Sep 15th
The USA Ultimate Consortium Program
USA Ultimate offers a program that allows two or more schools meeting certain requirements to compete as a consortium (single-team from multiple schools) in the USA Ultimate College Series. Please note that this program is the ONLY way students can play with a team from a school that they do not attend.
All schools in the proposed consortium must:
- have a prior academic consortium with each other
- have a history of athletic collaboration (between athletics other than Ultimate)
- share the same athletic facilities (between athletics other than Ultimate)
Schools in the proposed consortium must meet the above requirements in order to apply. Merely meeting the requirements does not guarantee that the consortium will be approved. In order to ensure fairness of competition in the college division and minimize the potential for abuse of the rules, consortium applicants will be evaluated against an extremely high standard in terms of meeting the above requirements.
To apply, schools must submit a single, unified consortium application in writing to the USA Ultimate College Eligibility Committee by December 31st of the year preceding the spring season in which the schools wish to compete under single-team status. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the proposal application. The proposal must include:
- completed application
- supporting documentation showing that all schools in the proposal meet the requirements
NOTE: USA Ultimate may reject a consortium proposal for insufficient information and/or documentation.
Consortiums are approved for two years, and upon expiration, the schools may re-apply for approval. The application for reapproval must be received by the start of the regular season (December 31st). Status may be revoked at any time if any of the schools in the consortium no longer meet the required criteria, or the USA Ultimate deems such action beneficial to the growth of Ultimate.
Any school in a consortium may withdraw from the consortium if they make such a request in writing to the USA Ultimate National College Director by February 15th of the year in which they wish to compete separately. The request must include the reason for wishing to withdraw. Schools that withdraw from a consortium cannot apply for another consortium until the following year. Games played during the current season with the consortium in place will not be counted for the teams comprising the consortium if the consortium is dissolved. For teams who played against the team with a consortium before it was dissolved, the game will count towards the eligible team’s 10 game minimum, although the game result will not impact the rankings algorithm.
The withdrawal of one or more schools from a consortium does not dissolve the consortium of the remaining schools.
Without regard to the aforementioned rules, the status of any school (whether a member of a consortium or not) during their Conference Championship tournament in the USA Ultimate College Series will remain the same throughout that year's College Series.
Please email electronic copies of your application and supporting documentation to email@example.com by the December 31st deadline. If hard copies of your application or supporting documentation are requested, please mail to:
USA Ultimate College Division
Attn: Single-team Consortium
c/o Ultimate Players Association
4730 Table Mesa Rd
Boulder, CO 80305
If you are still unclear about your school's consortium situation, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Consortium Inquiries are fielded on the following timeline:
Feb 16th-Sep 14th -- Consortium inquiries will receive a response with two weeks. Consortium applications submitted during this period will not be considered for the current year, and will be considered on September 15th as if they had just been submitted. Player will receive acknowledgement of the receipt of the application within two weeks of application.
Sep 15th-Dec 31st -- Consortium inquiries will receive a response within the same timeline as general eligibility inquiries. Consortium applications will be pre-screened, and either or elevated to the committee for discussion/voting (3 weeks total), or rejected outright if the application failed to meet the outlined criteria.
Sep 15th-Mar 1st -- Players may submit general eligibility inquiries and should receive acknowledgement within two business days. Within one week they will receive an answer, or the notification that their inquiry is elevated to be an official case. Players will receive case decision within 3 weeks (2 for committee research/discussion, 1 for voting) of their inquiry being an official case.