Eastern Illinois University
2023 Academic Challenge

The Academic Challenge event is a high school competition that was created and conducted annually by the Univerity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering WYSE Outreach Program for about 40 years. Although the operation of the competition has been discontiued by UIUC, Eastern Illinois University will be continuing to run the competition with the assistance of many other institutions throughout Illinois and Missouri.

Information about the 2023 Competition: The 2023 Academic Challenge Competition will be held. The competition will be returning to an entirely in-person competition in 2023 for all levels of competition. The website and registration will open on about October 18. An email will be sent to all coaches with in our database at that time with additional information. If you have questions, do not receive an email by October 18, or are not in our list of caoches from last year, please email me at debrandt@eiu.edu. Please be patient for a response because our email server likes to refuse to allow me to view email at times.

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.