Notes of change for past participants:
- temporary change in venue - Tillman Hall, not Littlejohn Coliseum, due to ongoing renovations at Littlejohn
- Tillman seats around 750 students, so registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis this year only (likely not to even be an issue). Space may also limit the number of pre-exam activities and displays available this year.
- Ginger Foulk takes over from Stephanie Evans as BME Director
Advance registration is required. (Registration will be open February 1 - March 31)
Review the detailed, step by step registration procedures using the link below, and then download the registration form (Excel spreadsheet). Once you have completed and submitted the Excel spreadsheet form to firstname.lastname@example.org, return here to pay fees using the PAY FEES link in the left margin.
A parent may register his/her child separately ONLY if he/she is the only representative from his/her school or class participating. Otherwise, the registration should be completed by the teacher coordinating the trip for a class/group.
Credit cards are the preferred method of payment and strongly encouraged. If your school cannot pay via credit card, an option to pay by check will be available for a limited time. Checks should be made payable to Clemson University and mailed to: Ginger Foulk, Biology Merit Exam, Dept. of Biological Sciences, 132 Long Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0314.
Requests for refunds must be received by March 31 after which fees are non-refundable. Any T-shirts purchased will be mailed to the coordinating teacher after the exam.
Check-In is Friday from 8:45am - 9:45am at Tillman Hall. One teacher or chaperone from each school should check in their entire group. Students must have been registered online and in advance in order to be checked-in for the exam. There is no on-site registration for students on the day of the exam.
All students must be accompanied by adult chaperones with a preferred 15:1 student to chaperone ratio. Plan to arrive on campus as early as possible to avoid delays at check-in.
|Check-In||8:45 AM - 9:45 AM||Tillman Auditorium|
|Welcome||10:15 AM - 10:30 AM||Tillman Auditorium|
|Exam||10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Tillman Auditorium|
|Optional - Lunch & Activities||12:00 PM* -||
Due to Clemson University policies concerning the safety and supervision of minors, we will be unable to host a separate Teacher Reception this year. A parent, guardian, teacher or chaperone is required to be present with children throughout the duration of the exam. Clemson University is not responsible for supervising children during the exam.
Plaques will be awarded for the top three places in each division. Other high scoring students will receive honorable mention awards.
T-shirts with a reproduction of the Biology Merit Exam logo on the front and exam theme on the back are available for a $12. A limited number of T-shirts may be available for sale the day of the exam - cash or check only.
Click here to see the 2016 T-shirt design.
Should your trip require an overnight stay, rooms may be available at the following Clemson hotels: