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.

News & Announcements

The United States Geography Olympiad held its 2016 Varsity and Junior Varsity National Championships on Friday, April 22 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA with 81 Varsity and 99 Junior Varsity students competing from throughout the USA. After a multiple choice exam, a written exam, and a Geography-themed  [ Read More ]

Good luck to the over 175 students at the 2016 Varsity & Junior Varsity US Geography Olympiad National Championships! Here are the room assignments and standings, which will be updated in real time as scores come in this afternoon and evening.  Remember that you will take both exams in the  [ Read More ]

Sign up at (just fill out the USGO portions if coming for USGO only) – this is your last and final chance – good luck!

The 2016 US Geography Olympiad Varsity & Junior Varsity National Championships is just around the corner on Friday, April 22, and we’ve extended the registration deadline to Wed., April 13 at 11:59pm EDT! All JV/Varsity National Qualifying Exams must be taken by then too – if you wish to take  [ Read More ]

The United States Geography Olympiad is please to announce its official National Median Scores for the 2015-16 National Qualifying Exams for the Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions: Varsity: A Set – 46 B Set – 52 C Set – 62 Junior Varsity: A Set – 37 B Set – 33.5  [ Read More ]

The US Geography Olympiad has finished its 2015 calendar year on a high note: at the 2015 Lower Hudson tournament on Dec. 19, we saw both a record number of students taking the National Qualifying Exam (54) and the second highest score so far this year – a 94 from  [ Read More ]

The US Geography Olympiad is delighted to announce the debut of its 2015-16 competition season throughout the USA! As was the case last school year, we will once again be offering USGO at four separate age ranges: Elementary (6th grade and younger), Middle School (7th-8th grade), Junior Varsity (born on  [ Read More ]

USGO Note: Mahit Vaddadi was one of the four students from the USA who attended the 2015 International Geography Olympiad, held in Russia. These are some thoughts about the competition in his own words, that took the form of a Facebook post to his fellow iGeo participants from around the  [ Read More ]

The United States was well-represented at the 12th International Geography Olympiad in the Tver Region of Russia, bringing home two gold medals from the competition. Participants from 40 countries from across the globe took part in the week-long competition, which tested the geographic knowledge and mapping abilities of students aged  [ Read More ]

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 ]