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Update: Students interested in taking the National Open Exam should register immediately.

May 5, 2020

The application forms for the teacher nominations for the USESO Training Camp and the Junior Program are due. For the USESO Training Camp, the student’s teacher must nominate the student to take the national open exam for qualification by this date.

Students interested in the Junior Program must submit their application by this date. The Junior Program is open on a rolling admissions basis, so applying early is in your best interest as spaces are limited. The registration fee for the National Open Exam and/or Junior Program application must be received by this date (see Fees and Scholarships). Delayed checks will limit the days students can take the exam to April 15th or 16th.

May 15-17, 2020April 15-19, 2020

Students will take the national open exam at home with virtual proctoring. The teacher or  other approved trusted public official will be the proctor, and a school administrator must sign indicating that the exam has been administered in a proctored environment with no outside assistance. All students within a school must either take the exam on the same day, or submit separate checks ($70 per student$60 per nominating teacher + $10 per student) for each day the exam is being taken.

May 31, 2020

Results from the national selection process will be sent via email to all students and families. Qualifying students will be selected to attend the summer training programs.  Families wishing to ask for reduced tuition must provide a copy of W-2 Tax Form.

June 8, 2020

Deposit of $500 ($550 with PayPal) due to reserve placement in program. Tuition assistance available upon request.

June 15, 2020

Deadline for remaining USESO Training Camp tuition.

July 5-12, 2020

The USESO Training Camp will occur virtually. The top 8 qualifying students for the U.S. Earth Science Team will be announced at the conclusion of the program. These top 8 students will not travel this year.

July 15, 2020

Deadline for Junior Program tuition.

July 25-August 1, 2020

The junior summer training program will occur virtually. For more information contact [email protected].

IESO 2020 has been cancelled.