Register for Our Mailing List and a Sponsor Login

(Updated September 3, 2019) Sponsor registration is now open, and here is how it works. Here is a link to access the form that is used to create an International Academic Competitions Sponsor Profile. This form should be filled out by a parent, teacher, administrator, homeschool coordinator, or other adult who will be responsible for overseeing the participation of a student or group of students who will be competing in the National Science Bee this academic year. You must create a Sponsor Profile before you can register for the different stages of the Bee.

Note: If you created an account before September 3, 2019, you will need to create a new account for the 2019-20 school year as we have updated our registration system. Sorry about this, but it should simplify things down the road. 

Sponsor Registration (Coming Soon)

Regional Finals Event Registration

Registration for the National Science Bee Regional Finals will open starting in mid-February for students who have qualified through the Online Regional Qualifying Exam. Qualification for Regional Finals is based on student scores on the ORQE which will not be made public. Students who qualify for the Regional Finals will be notified through their sponsors. If registration does not fill for a particular region, then additional students may be notified at a later point in time prior to that particular region’s Regional Finals. Once a Regional Final’s field cap has been reached, registration for that location will be closed, and there will be no further opportunity to register for that location. Registration for each Regional Final will close either when the field cap has been reached or at a given point prior to the date of that Regional Final. IAC reserves the right to open or close registrations at any time.

Regional Finals Registration (Available February 2021)

National Championships Registration

Registration for Nationals events is not yet open.

Registering implies acceptance of the following policies:

OFFICIAL HOTEL POLICY: Staying at an official hotel is required for all students and families coming from outside a 3 hour driving radius per Google Maps.

Our official hotel is the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. If this block fills up, we will secure additional blocks at nearby hotels.

You must use the link which will be posted here soon to book rooms per our policy; other methods of booking are not valid and may lead to your child not being able to compete!


1. Refund requested on or before May 20 (registration deadline) – refunded in full minus $25 processing fee.
2. Refund requested between May 21 and May 28 – 50% refund
3. Refund requested after May 31 – no refund