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To create an Academic Decathlon® team, it's not enough just to gather nine interested students. You'll also need to make sure that those students represent three different GPA divisions. More specifically, each team must include two to three Honor studentstwo to three Scholastic students, and two to three Varsity students.

If your GPA is… …you’ll compete in this division:
3.800 or greater >Honor
at least 3.20 & below 3.799 >Scholastic
below 3.199 >Varsity

Click here for the full eligibility guidelines, which explains how to calculate GPAs consistently and fairly from one school to the next. If you have any questions about the process, please don't hesitate to contact us—we know it can take a while to master, and we're always here to help. 

Please note: only the highest-scoring two students in each division count toward your total team score, which means you can compete successfully with as few as six students on your team.