"All registered TopCoder members over the age of 18 who are matriculated full time at an accredited college or university"
I think there's something missing here (or maybe I just didn't read the rules of last years TCCC carefully enough). I expect to qualify as a student until the beginning of next September. So, if the TCCC follows the same kind of schedule as the TCO did this year, it will start in August (when I'm a student) and end in October (when I'm not a student). So what I'm wondering is, do you need to be a student at the beginning of the competition, at the end, or for the entire period.