April 1, 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.

April 8, 9, 15, 16, 2020

Students will take the national open exam in a proctored environment. The teacher 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 ($60 per nominating teacher + $10 per student) for each day the exam is being taken.

May 1, 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.

May 15, 2020

Deposit of $500 due to reserve placement in program.

June 1, 2020

Deadline for remaining USESO Training Camp tuition.
Also the deadline for remaining Junior Program tuition.

July 4 to July 11, 2020

The USESO Training Camp will occur at the University of Vermont. Students must plan to arrive at camp before 2 pm on July 4. The qualifying students for the U.S. Earth Science Team will be announced at the conclusion of the program. The chosen students are expected to continue preparing independently for the IESO following the conclusion of the summer program.

July 25 to August 1, 2020

The junior summer training program will occur at the University of Vermont.  Students must arrive in Burlington, Vermont before 3 pm on August 1. NOTE: THESE DATES HAVE CHANGED FROM PREVIOUSLY POSTED DATES.

August 15 to August 27, 2020

The U.S. Earth Science Team will travel to Russia to attend the 14th International Earth Science Olympiad.