Ohio Program Registration
The 2018-2019 Ohio Science Olympiad registration opens August 20, 2018.
Since 1985, Science Olympiad has required that all students compete as members of a team, not as individuals. Schools wishing to register a team to compete in any Science Olympiad tournament (invitational, regional, state, or national) must pay to join a registered statewide program. Multiple teams from a single school may register, but no more than two teams from any school may participate in a regional tournament (space permitting). Students on the team must all be from a single membership school. Recruiting from neighboring schools, districts, counties, or states is not permitted.
Students may only compete in one division (either Division B or C, not both) at a single school. There is no exception to this requirement, regardless of what a single team or multiple teams from the same school are called. If a school has multiple teams, Science Olympiad recommends that the best team or at least the best members of the school be permitted to advance to the next level of competition. Only one team per school may advance from the regional level to the state level. No school, region, or state Science Olympiad program is allowed to alter or amend these national membership requirements.
The cost of Ohio Science Olympiad is $200 per team before October 14, 2018. Fees will increase to $225 per team on October 15, 2018. Registration deadline is December 12, 2018. Participation in any tournament (ie. Invitational, regional etc.), official Regional Tournament assignment, and electronic distribution of the Science Olympiad Rules Manual will only be provided to team coaches after registration and payment have been received.
A full refund minus a $60 processing fee will be provided for team cancellations prior to the first Ohio Invitational Tournament. Refunds will not be issued for teams canceling after the first Ohio Invitational Tournament or those unable to participate in a scheduled Regional Tournament.
All checks should be made payable to The Ohio State University
Mount Hall 252
1050 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Documentation (invoice, registration confirmation, PO, etc.) must accompany payment. Check payments received without proper documentation may delay delivery of the electronic Science Olympiad Rules Manual.
A signed Ohio State W9 form may be required by some school districts to initiate/process payment for your Science Olympiad registration. Please download and print the signed Ohio State W9 form and submit it with your registration invoice.