USGO Varsity/JV National Qualifying Exam Locations
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The above map shows a listing of all sites where the USGO Nationals Qualifying Exam is administered for the Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions. Without exception, all dots correspond to a Regional or State tournament for The National History Bee and Bowl. The Exam is almost always given during the lunch break of the tournaments; click on a dot to see when you must arrive if you are not also competing in the History Bee and/or Bowl. Also, note that you may take the Exam up to 3 times, as long as it is a different version. A different version will be administered at tournaments listed as "A Set", "B Set", and "C Set" - click on a tournament to see what Set will be used there.

More Events:

* Elementary/Middle School Division National Qualifying Exam "D Set" sites (held in conjunction with National History Bee Elementary & Middle School Regional Finals Sites)
* Elementary/Middle School Division National Qualifying Exam "E Set" sites (held in conjunction with National History Bowl Middle School tournaments)
* Varsity and Junior Varsity Division National Qualifying Quiz Tournament Sites (held in conjunction with the US History Bee NQQT sites)

News & Announcements

The United States Geography Olympiad held its inaugural Middle School and Elementary Division National Championships in Louisville, KY on Friday, May 22. Congratulations to all our champions and to everyone who competed! Middle School National Champion: John Phipps, Middlesex Middle School, Darien, CT Elementary National Champion: Rohil Bhinge, Nysmith School,  [ Read More ]

The US Geography Olympiad held its 2015 National Championships on Friday, April 24 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. Over 180 students competed (a 25% increase from the previous year) and after 4 rounds of quiz bowl competition and 2 challenging exams, our champions were: Varsity – Kevin  [ Read More ]

The US Geography Olympiad 2015 Varsity and Junior Varsity National Championships deadline has been extended through Monday, April 13 at 11:59pm EDT. After that, there is no guarantee you will be admitted to the draw. Likewise, any students taking a proctored National Qualifying Exam as a last chance to qualify  [ Read More ]

The US Geography Olympiad National Median Scores for the A Set Version of the National Qualifying Exam have now been posted. Students who scored above a 60.5 in the Varsity Division or 62 or better in the Junior Varsity Division qualify for the National Championships. There were 4 students who  [ Read More ]

The Official National Median Scores for all versions of the USGO National Qualifying Exam have been calculated and are posted below. If you score exactly at or above these values, then you qualify for the USGO National Championships automatically. The Official National Median Score for A Set will be posted  [ Read More ]

A quick but important update regarding the Elementary and Middle School National Championships on May 22 in Louisville, KY. The competition will take place on Friday morning and conclude by 1pm, and not take place in the afternoon and evening as previously thought. Please book tickets to arrive on Thursday  [ Read More ]

For those interested in an update regarding the National Qualifying Exam, and whether their score is likely to qualify them for the National Championships, here’s where things stand for all scores reported through February 6: Current Status of Official National Median Scores as of February 6, 2015. Please note that  [ Read More ]

The United States Geography Olympiad is delighted to report that the first two perfect scores have been achieved on the National Qualifying Exam for the 2014-2015 school year! Congratulations to James Mullen of Monta Vista High School in Cupertino (last year’s International Geography Olympiad World Champion) and to John Phipps  [ Read More ]

So far in the 2014-15 academic year, the National Qualifying Exam of the US Geography Olympiad has been administered at 15 sites around the USA with many more to follow in the weeks to come. The highest score to date has been a 96 from Abhinav Kurada of the Advanced  [ Read More ]

The United States Geography Olympiad is getting ready for its third year of geography knowledge competitions throughout the USA! Following fresh on the heals of Team USA’s fantastic performance at the 2014 International Geography Olympiad in Poland, we’re getting set for our biggest and best year yet. This year will  [ Read More ]