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Welcome to the Academic Decathlon® Individual Competition!

Academic Decathlon® Individual Competition has been created to help you achieve your individual academic goals.

Home schools students, alternative school students, and Academic Decathlon® team members and alternates, this competition is for you! As an Individual you can be part of the excitement.


Prepare for scholastic achievement through the proven Academic Decathlon® program. 

Academic Decathlon® Individual Competition offers the same outstanding curriculum  — and superior level of competition — that has drawn top student scholars to Academic Decathlon® teams for nearly twenty years.

Develop good study habits and build self-motivation as you prepare to match intellect with others through three rounds of competition.  Master advanced curriculum material across seven academic subjects:  Art, Economics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Science and Social Science.



Final - National Competition Essay and Art Testing Schedule

  Participating US students take the essay and art tests on Thursday, April 4, 2019. The testing window opens promptly at 12:30 p.m. CDT for the 50 minute essay test. The art test begins at 1:30 p.m. CDT. International students, please check your instructions.

For this round, a proctor is needed to oversee the testing. They do not need a computer. Once testing is done, the proctor will send in the Proctor Certification Form.

Participating Individual Decathletes, check your email for instructions which include the testing keys. Please email joycew@norsoft.net if you have any questions or need the instructions.

Eliminated from Team Competition? It's not Over! Not Competing with the Team? You can Compete as an Individual! Register Today

  High School Academic Decathletes, if you have been eliminated during team competition, you can continue and compete as an indivdiual. Are you an alternate or didn't make the team? You too can compete as an individual. You can register now with the Individual Competition for the online Final - Nationals. 

You will compete in the Group 2 category. Final - Nationals follows the official online testing schedule. Take the Essay and Art tests on April 4. Sign-in begins at 12:15 Central Daylight Time. On Friday, April 26, take the remaining objective tests. Sign-in at 12:45 Central Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust for your time zone.

Sign-up today!

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Please note: All competition rounds will be held online. Individuals will not be involved in the onsite Minnesota Nationals.

Registration is Open for Group 1 High School Students

  Join today and journey back in time to the 1960s, a transformation decade! Interested in participating in the USAD® Individual Competition? If you are a high school student and are home schooled, attend a non-traditional US school or attend a traditional US school that does not participate in the USAD® team decathlon sign-up today!

Registration includes electronic study materials and a subscription to the USAD® Online Testing and Training Center. Check it out!

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