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The Individual Competition is divided into 3 different groups. 

Group 1: Home schooled students and students enrolled in a school NOT participating in team decathlon*

Group 2A: Students enrolled in a school that participates in decathlon, but are either a team alternate, not on the team or not associated with a team
Group 2B: Students on a decathlon team that has been eliminated

* International Students should associate with this group solely for round eligibility

In each group, students will be competing within GPA divisions.

  • Honors (3.75 - 4.00)
  • Scholastic (3.00 - 3.749)
  • Varsity (0.00 - 2.999)

Exception: If you are a homeschool student, you will automatically be placed in the Honors division.

Students will be required to follow USAD's policies and guidelines while participating in the Individual Competition. All students must adhere to the Academic Decathlon® Code of Conduct and provide a signed Individual Registration - Parent Permission Form to participate in the Individual competition.

Send in Transcripts

All students are required to provide USAD with their official sealed school transcripts or the last four official school report cards. Homeschool students will need to provide USAD® with the last two years progress reports. All reports MUST be provided to USAD prior to the Round II Scrimmage or prior to the 1st round of competing.

If you participated with a team, include your GPA classification on the team, Honors, Scholastic, or Varsity.

Please email your official school transcripts to daniele@usad.org or send your official sealed school transcripts to:

USAD (Individual Competition)
PO Box 4351
Mankato, MN 56002

** If your progress reports from the last two years are not available, please contact the Academic Decathlon® office.


Testing Rounds/Dates
Group 1
Group 2A
Group 2B
Round I - Practice XX    
Objective Tests: January 12, 2018
Round II - Scrimmage XX XX  XX
Essay:  February 2, 2018  |  Objective Tests:  February 16, 2018
Round III -  State Competition* XX XX XX
Essay:  March 2, 2018  |  Objective Tests:  March 9, 2018
Final - Nationals* XX XX XX
Practice Essay and Art:  March 28, 2018 12:30 pm CDT through April 3, 2018 5:00 pm CDT
Essay and Art: sign in April 5, 2018 12:30 pm CDT |  Remaining Online Objective Tests: sign in April 20, 2018 12:45 pm CDT (complete schedule)
* requires proctor to oversee the testing                        xx= Ability to participate in testing round



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