Teams that do not meet the minimum number of tournament points to autoqual for the TOC are encouraged to submit at-large bids, as described in the at-large guidelines.
The at-large process considers the following materials and information:
Tournament points, a sample case, an audio recording of a round, and diversity factors (underrepresented region, small school, and underrepresented minority in debate). These are set forth in full detail in the at-large guidelines.
2/1/19 At-large applications open
3/1/19 At-large applications due/Autoqual cutoff
3/12/19 Target date for at-large notifications; three days to accept. (Note: the tournament director reserves the right to adjust this notification date as circumstances require, based on the number of applications, and tournament needs.)
At-Large Committee: Cases and audiorecordings will be reviewed by members of the At-Large Committee, per the guidelines, without the names or schools of the applicants identified. The members of the committee will be announced on this web site prior to the deadline for at-large applications.