Academic Year

All participants are required to have current Collegiate Eligibility with USA Archery to participate within a USA Archery Sanctioned Collegiate Event.

Individual archers and archers that are part of a Collegiate Club must apply for eligibility by January 15, 2017. Archers joining the club after January 15th may submit eligibility anytime after the deadline, however forms must be submitted 10 business days prior to participation in first sanctioned event. Eligibility Period will be January 15, 2017 - January 14, 2018.

USA Archery Sanctioned Collegiate Events that require Collegiate Eligibility:

  • U.S. National 3-D Collegiate Championships
  • U.S. National Indoor Championships
  • Outdoor Collegiate Regional Championships
  • U.S. National Outdoor Collegiate Championships
  • U.S. National Field Championships
  • United States Archery Team Qualifier Events

To be allowed to enter into the Collegiate division at USA Archery Sanctioned Collegiate Events, a participant must meet the following criteria:


Students (or Club representative) must complete and submit necessary eligibility paperwork to USA Archery by the date above.  USA archery will issue eligibility to the student if they meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Have a current USA Archery Membership (Temporary and Recreational Memberships excluded)
  2. Enrolled full-time at a two- or four-year college or university
    • The student must be enrolled full-time in good standing, as defined by the university or college registrar, to be eligible to participate in the Collegiate division.
    • Students completing their last term may compete even if they are not full-time, as long as they are completing their degree that term.
  3. Member of the existing school Club
    • The school Club must have an active USA Archery Collegiate Club membership.
    • In the event where a club exists at the college, individuals MUST belong to that club in order to represent their school in USA Archery Collegiate sanctioned events. 
    • An individual student is eligible to compete on their own if there is not an existing Club at the school. HOWEVER, if there are three or more individuals competing in the Collegiate division in the current academic year, they will be required to form a club to continue to compete.
    • Exceptions to this rule are allowed in instances where the school does not allow an individual to represent the school in competition, or if the school does not allow a Club to be formed.
  4. Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduate students
    • First term students who have not yet established a GPA at the college/university will be considered eligible, but must submit proof of eligibility the next eligibility term to continue participation. 
    • Students attending a college/university on the Quarter System may reapply for Eligibility after the Winter Quarter to be eligible to compete in events taking place between April-July. These students will not be eligible for All-Region, All-American and All-American Academic Team honors.
  5. Apply within the approved 7 years of eligibility
    • Student has seven years in which he or she may compete a maximum of five years.
    • The seven-year period of eligibility begins the first academic year in which the student registers for a USA Archery sanctioned event in a Collegiate archery division.
    • A student may petition for their first year of eligibility back in the event that they did not compete the initial year they submitted their paperwork. Once one year of eligibility is complete, there are no exemptions or exceptions to this seven-year window of eligibility.
    • Note: Exceptions to these rules may be made in the following instances for students enrolled in a professional program, Graduate Students, and PhD students:
      • When the college/university uses a Pass/Fail system instead of a G.P.A system
      • When the college/university does not offer, or does not recommend a full-time course load. Students must still be in good standing within their program and progressing toward their degree (i.e. teaching undergraduate lab courses, working through an internship, logging hours for thesis research etc.)
      Please contact USA Archery for final approval. 
Eligibility Forms
Collegiate Archery Club Eligibility Form

Download and complete the proper form to obtain Collegiate Eligibility for archers in your club. 
Individual Collegiate Archer Eligibility Form

Individual Archers (not part of a club)-Download and complete the proper form.
Individual Archers: Apply for Collegiate Eligibility after Completing your Individual Archer Eligibility Form
Collegiate Eligibility Petition Form