USABO: RULES AND REGULATIONS
Please read the following rules and regulations governing the USABO competition carefully.
IDENTIFICATION AND SECURITY
Teachers must have all of their students register for a Student Resource
Center (SRC) account BEFORE the exam.
Prior to the USABO Open Exam, teachers will receive detailed proctoring instructions by
Before administering the exam, teachers should log into the TRC and print a roster of
their students. The roster will have a unique ID number for each student who has registered
for an SRC account.
Only students who register for a SRC account before the exam will
be able to see his/her scores using his/her unique ID.
Teachers will be able to see scores for all of their students based on their unique ID
DOCUMENTATION FOR OPEN AND SEMIFINAL EXAM SECURITY
USABO requires that all students sign and date their exam to certify their identity,
acknowledge their participation in the USABO, and pledge that they have
followed the rules of the competition. Exams without this information will not
A teacher will document that s/he administered the exam according to the rules
of the completion and has verified the identity of those students taking the exam.
Exams without this documentation will not be considered.
Students must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. and be able to
show proof of US passport.
NATIONAL FINALISTS MUST AFFIRM
No participation in any other 2013 International Olympiad.
Adherence to all the rules and regulations governing the USABO and IBO.
Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency (green card).
Proof of U.S. Passport.
Attendance for the entire time of the National Finals.
Attendance at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) if they are a USABO National Final gold medalist.
INTERNATIONAL BIOLOGY OLYMPIAD
Rules and regulations are found here. The USABO is in full
conformity with International regulations.
If a gold medal winner fails to follow the rules affirmed above, s/he will forfeit the gold medal. In the
event that a National Finalist wins a gold medal and is unable to attend the IBO due to circumstances
beyond his/her control, the gold medal will be retained. The highest scoring silver medalist will then
become a member of Team USA and attend the IBO.