Eastern Illinois University
2024 Academic Challenge

IMPORTANT!!! After receiving a large number of emails from coaches that Wednesday, April 12 is the state scheduled day for the administration of the SAT to high school students and a number of coaches that Monday, April 10 is a day included in the Easter/Spring vacation, the dates of the State Competition have been changed to April 17, 18, & 19. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes schools that have already made arrangements. We attempted to move only the Division 1500 (originally scheduled for April 12), but that was impossible. Note that both the Division 1500 and Division Unlimited will take place on April 19.

Below is the schedule of competitions that have specified a date. If a competition site has committed to holding a competition, it either has a date or is marked TBD with the date not yet specified. Competition sites with ONLINE for the date will be held online. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate institutions willing to host the events. You receive information the week of January 23 about online exams.

For any competition that does end up online, the coach will be able to select the 90-minute period time and date that all their students will take the exams online within the competition windows, as was done last year. Due to the smaller number of schools competing online and improvements in infrastructure this year, we will not need to cap the number of schools that take the exams at a given time, so you do not need to be concerned about selecting your date and time as soon as the selection opens. The date ranges are

REGIONALS February 1 - 15

SECTIONALS March 1 - 15

2023 Academic Challenge Competition Schedule

Eastern Illinois UniversityMarch 9-
Lakeland CollegeFebruary 3February 10
Danville Area Community CollegeFebruary 7
Villa Grove H.S. Div 300 (was at Parkland College)February 8
Champaigh Central H.S. Div 700,1500, & Unl (was at Parkland)February 3
Olney Central CollegeFebruary 1
Maroa-Forsyth High School (was at Richland CC)February 15
Northern Illinois UniversityMarch 2March 9
Kishwaukee CollegeONLINE
Elgin Community CollegeONLINE
Highland Community CollegeFebruary 9
Rock Valley CollegeFebruary 10
Geneva High SchoolFebruary 9
Southern Illinois University CarbondaleMarch 15
John A. Logan CollegeONLINE
Rend Lake CollegeFebruary 8February 15
Shawnee Community CollegeFebruary 7February 14
Southeastern Illinois CollegeFebruary 9February 16
Missouri S&TONLINE
East Central CollegeFebruary 7
St. Louis UniversityONLINE
Vernon Hills High SchoolONLINE
McHenry County CollegeFebruary 3February 10
Oakton Community CollegeONLINE
College of Lake CountyFebruary 11
Spoon River ValleyONLINE
Carl Sandburg NorthONLINE
Carl Sandburg SouthONLINE
Western Illinois UniversityFebruary 9
Southwestern Illinois CollegeMarch 3March 10
Kaskaskia CollegeFebruary 1February 3
Southwestern Illinois CollegeFebruary 3February 10
Blackburn College (LCCC replacement)February 2
Joliet Junior College at RomeovilleONLINE
Fenwick High SchoolFebruary 7
Kankakee Community CollegeONLINE
College of DuPageONLINE
University of St. FrancisONLINE
Eureka CollegeONLINE
Heartland Community CollegeONLINE
Illinois Central CollegeONLINE
Illinois Valley CollegeFebruary 3February 10
Lincolnland Community CollegeFebruary 8

State Competition at Eastern Illinois University

April 17April 18April 19April 19