Registration


  • Registration will be opened at 4:00 PM on September 15, 2017. Teams will be allocated places in the tournament on a first-come, first-serve basis. All teams that have pre-registered will have a spot for one team reserved, and this spot will be confirmed by registering.
  • Science Olympiad at Penn reserves the right to close registration once 50 teams have been registered.
  • Payment must be received by October 27th for all teams. If we have not received payment by then, your spot will be taken by a team on the waitlist.
  • Teams who withdraw from the tournament before December 15, 2017 will be refunded their tournament fees. After this deadline, teams will not receive a refund upon withdrawing.
  • Registration fees will be $60 for one team, and $50 for an additional team.

The Competition


  • The Penn Invitational is a Division C Tournament. All national events will be run in accordance with the National Science Olympiad rules and with clarifications found here.
  • Where applicable, all events will be run in accordance with the regional level rules (i.e. State and National topics will not be covered).
  • Teams are expected to follow general National Science Olympiad rules and policies, including the Science Olympiad Code of Ethics and the Science Olympiad Building Policy
  • Scoring of the Penn Invitational will be in accordance with the National Science Olympiad Scoring Policy. All scoring decisions will be made final at the conclusion of the awards ceremony.