Competition Sites and Dates

There are three levels of the WYSE Academic Challenge; Regionals, Sectionals, and State. Please find below the important information pertaining to each round of the competition.

WYSE Regionals

Competition Window: February 1 – February 17, 2018

Click here for Regional Location, Date, Snow Date, and Coordinator information: TBD

If you advance at Regionals, click here to determine which site you will be competing at for Sectionals: TBD

WYSE Sectionals

Competition Window: March 1 – March 24, 2018

Click here for Sectional Location, Date, Snow Date, and Coordinator information: TBD

WYSE Missouri Competition

Click here for Regionals and Sectionals information for WYSE Missouri Testing: TBD

To register for the WYSE Missouri Competition, please contact the site coordinator directly for where you would like to compete. This information is listed above in the WYSE Missouri Competition Sites and Dates document.

WYSE State Finals

Missouri State Finals:  TBD
Held at Missouri University of Science and Technology

Illinois State Finals Competition: April 16-19, 2018
State Finals dates are listed below and will be hosted at I-Hotel and Conference Center.

The breakdown of dates and divisions will be posted below soon.

Monday, April 16, 2018 –Division 1500
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 –Division Unlimited
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 –Division 300
Thursday, April 19, 2018 –Division 700

**The alternate test date is Friday, April 13, 2018. Please note that the alternate test date is for emergency conflicts only. This will be an abbreviated day with no awards ceremony. If you are not able to make your designated division date, please contact the WYSE office at wyse@illinois.edu.

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Please note the procedures for testing at an Alternate Site:

Schools that find it impossible to test at their regular regional or sectional site due to a scheduling conflict may petition to test at an alternate site (on the regularly scheduled date of competition for the alternate site).  The procedure for petitioning consists of the following steps:

1)    Obtain permission from the WYSE office.

2)    Obtain permission from the original site.  (Site coordinator must notify WYSE office as to whether or not permission has been granted.)

3)    Obtain permission from the alternate site.  (Site coordinator must notify WYSE office as to whether or not permission has been granted.)

The coordinator at the alternate site must isolate the answer sheets produced by the alternate testers and forward those sheets or those scores to the WYSE office.  The WYSE office will compare those scores with the scores from the original site and determine if the team advances or if any of the students advance to the next level of competition.  At no time do these alternate scores affect the results from the original site or the alternate site.  The alternate testers are eligible for advancement only, no medallions or trophies will be awarded.

Contact the WYSE Office at wyse@illinois.edu or 217-244-3517.