This page contains the most current information about the ACSL 2021 Finals competition. Check back here frequently.
Last updated on April 27, 2021
The ACSL Finals will be held on Saturday, May 29th. It will be online, using the HackerRank platform that students have used during the regular season. All students will start and finish at the same time.
The format will be the same as used in the previous contests for both the programming and short answer tests. There are no team awards. All prizes will be based on an individual's score.
This is an individual competition. Students must not consult external sources - humans, digital, etc. If collaboration of any form is detected, the student will be disqualified.
The schedule of day is as follows; all times are given in EDT (UTC-4:00).
10am - The contest will begin for the Senior, Intermediate, and Junior Divisions with a Live Stream.
Before 10:30am - Students must start the Programming Test before 10:30am. There will be 2 problems to solve, with a total of 20 points. There is a 3-hour time limit from the time the student begins.
2pm - The contest will continue for all students with a Live Stream.
Before 2:30pm - Students in all divisions must start the Short Problems before 2:30pm. The time limit for all divisions is 1 hour. Each test will have 20 questions except that the Elementary test will have 12 questions. All categories tested during the year will be included. No new categories will be added.
3:45pm - Breakout discussion rooms, moderated by ACSL alumni, will be open to students via Zoom.
5pm - Results and medal winners will be announced with a Live Stream.
To be invited, students must score 24 points or more (the cutoff for the Elementary Division is 12 points). Email invitations will go out starting Monday May 3, and will continue through the end of Contest #4, which is May 16th. There is a $25 registration fee per student to participate in the Finals.
The email invitation will include a payment link. Upon payment, the student will be sent a HackerRank invitation and a form to fill out if they'd like to participate in a breakout room.