2018 Formula SAE Early Registration Eligibility

9/20/2017 1:16:00 PM   FormulaSAE Series

2018 Formula SAE Early Registration Eligibility

Registration opens for the Formula SAE Series on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 10:00 am EDT. Since 2005 when Formula SAE Michigan began selling out in minutes, the Collegiate Design Series (CDS) staff has implemented the register early option for teams who had finished in top standings at Michigan and Lincoln to ensure that the top teams are guaranteed a registration spot if desired. For the 2018 competition season, the CDS staff will be extending that offer to the top 10 teams for Formula SAE Electric. The offer is also extended to the top 2 finishing teams of international events whom SAE recognizes as part of the Official Formula Series.
Things to Remember:
Early registration applies to the competition where you placed; i.e. If you earned the right to register early because you placed in Top 10 at FSAE Lincoln in 2017 than your early registration applies to 2018 FSAE Lincoln.
Teams who finished in more than one event only get this offer of early registration for one event but may choose which competition to attend.
The one-month registration restriction for Formula SAE Michigan and Formula SAE Lincoln will remain in effect for the 2018 competition season. On Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 10 am EDT, registration for both events will open to all teams allowing them to register for both events if any slots remain open.
NEW for this year, qualifying teams will be able to register themselves online prior to opening day instead of SAE having to register teams. If your team chooses to take advantage of the pre-registration opportunity SAE is giving you, someone on your team (with an active SAE membership that is properly affiliated to your university) needs to log into your team profile between Wednesday September 27th 10:00 AM EDT and Wednesday October 4th 8:00 AM EDT and register your team. The actual process will be no different than what you have been used to in the past for registration. You are still looking for the orange REGISTER button. The only difference is that your team is be given the opportunity to sign up for the event ONE WEEK earlier than everyone else. If your team does not pre-register during the time frame listed above, you will forfeit your opportunity to register ahead of October 4th. Pre-registered teams will not be asked to provide payment ahead of time however that option is available. If team chooses to delay payment, they will be given 48 hours after open of registration to make payment through their team profile page on www.sae.org. (SIDE NOTE: THIS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL REGISTRATION HAS OPENED PUBLICALLY.)
For more updates on this process and other new process for 2018, check out this podcast: Formula SAE FastCast: 2017 Registration Day Preview

Teams eligible for Early Registration are:
Michigan 2017 Top 10 Finishers
1 - Universitat Stuttgart
2 - Oregon State Univ
3 - Graz Technical Univ
4 - U A S Graz
5 - Univ of Michigan - Ann Arbor
6 - San Jose State University
7 - Univ of Minnesota - Twin Cities
8 - Cornell Univ
9 - Rochester Institute of Technology
10 - Univ of Wisconsin - Madison

Michigan 2017 EZ Pass Winner
11 – Colorado Mesa University

Lincoln 2017 Top 10 Finishers
1 - Texas A & M Univ - College Station
2 - Missouri University of Science and Tech
3 - Univ of Kansas - Lawrence
4 - Iowa State Univ
5 - Virginia Tech
6 - Univ of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
7 - California State Univ - Northridge
8 - Univ of Calif - San Diego
9 - California Polytechnic State Univ-SLO
10 - Wayne State Univ

Lincoln 2017 EZ Pass Winner
11 – Univ of California – Irvine

Electric 2017 Top 10 Finishers
1 - Univ of Pennsylvania
2 - Massachusetts Inst of Tech
3 - Universidade Estadual de Campinas
4 - Missouri University of Science and Tech
5 - Univ of Washington
6 - Univ of Calif - Davis
7 - Virginia Tech
8 - Univ of Wisconsin - Madison
9 - California Polytechnic State Univ-SLO
10 - Univ of Kansas - Lawrence

Top 2 Finishers from recognized official Formula World Council competitions
TEAMS QUALIFYING FROM INTERNATIONAL EVENTS who competed outside of Formula SAE competitions in United States will still need assistance from SAE International staff. Please contact collegiatecompetitions@sae.org if you are wanting to use this opportunity for the 2018 competition season.

Formula SAE Australasia - we invite winners from previous year since competition does not take place until December
1 - University of Wollongong
3 - Monash University
1 - SAE Brazil #1
2 - SAE Brazil #2
3 - SAE Brazil #3
Formula SAE Italy
1 - Wroclaw University of Science & technology
2 - Politecnico di Milano
Formula Student
1 - Cardiff University

2 - University of Birmingham

Formula Student Austria
1 - Univeriste Stuttgart
2 - Hochshule Esslingen
Formula Student Germany (FSG)
1 - Hochschule Esslingen
2 - Graz TU
Formula SAE Japan
1 - Koyoto Institute
2 - Shibaura Institute

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at collegiatecompetitions@sae.org