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 US Geography Olympiad and the International Geography Bee are pleased to announce that the official B Set National Median Scores are 58 for Varsity and 57 for Junior Varsity. Anyone who has scored or who scores higher than these scores on the Exam qualifies for the USGO and IGB 2018 National Championships in  [ Read More ]

The 2018 Middle School and Elementary Division National Championships of the United States Geography Olympiad will be held on Friday, June 1 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The USGO National Championships will run from 7pm-10pm that evening (the Elementary Division will end by 9:15pm). Please click here to  [ Read More ]

The US Geography Olympiad and the International Geography Bee are pleased to announce that through the end of December 2017, 96 Varsity and 116 JV students have taken the C Set National Qualifying Exam. As this year, we are calculating the National Median Scores earlier to give everyone more lead  [ Read More ]

Welcome to the 2017-2018 competition year of the US Geography Olympiad! USGO is back for its 6th season of geography competitions around the USA leading to our two National Championships in the spring (Varsity & JV in Arlington, VA on April 27; Middle School & Elementary in TBD in early  [ Read More ]

The US Geography Olympiad was founded in part to provide American students with a chance to qualify for and attend the annual International Geography Olympiad (aka iGeo). The 2017 iGeo was held in Belgrade, Serbia from August 2-7, and Team USA placed 3rd out of 41 teams overall, our highest finish  [ Read More ]

The US Geography Olympiad held its 2017 Middle School and Elementary National Championships on Sunday, May 28 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. 125 students competed in total (74 7th and 8th graders in the Middle School Division, and 51 6th graders and younger in the Elementary Division)  [ Read More ]

The registration deadline to sign up for the US Geography Olympiad’s 2017 Middle School and Elementary National Championships on Sunday, May 28 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL (next to Chicago) has now been extended through May 22. Please sign up following the instructions available here. Please keep in  [ Read More ]

The US Geography Olympiad held its 2017 Varsity and Junior Varsity National Championships at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA on Friday, April 21. After the Map Exam, the Written Exam, and Multiple Choice Exam had been taken by 92 Varsity and 85 JV students, Kyle Yu of Westlake  [ Read More ]

The US Geography Olympiad is delighted to welcome over 180 competing students to its 2017 Varsity and Junior Varsity National Championships at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA on Friday, April 21! Please see room assignments at www.nhbbstats.com to find your Exam Room (all USGO exams take place in  [ Read More ]

The US Geography Olympiad and International Geography Bee are pleased to announce the official National Middle School and Elementary Median Scores for the 2016-2017 competition season: D set – Middle School: 33, Elementary: 19.5 E set – Middle School: 27, Elementary: 34 All students who score at or above these  [ Read More ]