The registration waitlist is now closed. Please read our registration policy below the form if you haven’t done so already.

Registration Policy

Limit on Number of Teams

We will be capping the competition at 50 teams. After 50 teams have been registered, additional teams will be placed on a waitlist. In order to allow as many schools as possible to compete, schools may register a maximum of two teams this year. If you register additional teams beyond two, those additional teams will be placed on the waitlist. We cannot guarantee that third teams will be admitted.


The registration fee this year is $80 per team. Payment must be made by check. Checks should be made out to University of Michigan Science Olympiad. Please mail payment to:

University of Michigan Science Olympiad c/o MCDB

2220 Biological Science Building

1105 North University Ave.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1085

Payment must be received within four weeks of registering. If we do not receive the payment within four weeks, we will send a reminder email; if we do not hear back, we may move your team(s) to the waitlist. We understand that some schools may not be able to have payment ready that quickly - if that is the case, please contact us and briefly explain the circumstances and the expected delay. We will send you a confirmation email when we receive payment.

Waitlist Policy

We are changing the way that we will admit teams from the waitlist this year. The waitlist will now be organized by tiers. Tier 1 will contain the primary teams for schools who register for the waitlist. Tier 2 will contain the alternate (second) teams for schools who register for the waitlist. All teams from tier 1 will be admitted before any from tier 2. Both tiers will be sorted by time of registration for the waitlist. No payment is due until your team is admitted from the waitlist.

Refund Policy

We will not be offering any refunds for any withdrawal from our competition or adjustment of number of teams. Upon registration, full payment will be due within 4 weeks of the registration date. Refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis for circumstances out of either party's control.