Elementary Registration Steps


  • Only the Sponsor should submit school and project information - Please do not allow parents or students to register projects.
  • Schools and Homeschools that have not participated in the past need to contact ELEMstaff@austinscience.org to get your school ready for registration.
  • Use the most updated version of the Chrome or Firefox Browser to complete the registration forms. Other browsers may cause issues.

Deadline - All four Registration steps must be complete by Thursday, Jan 25

Registration Introduction

Watch this before proceeding to the steps below.

Step 1 - Register School (opens Dec 1) - Collect and enter school Information

  • School contact information
  • Sponsor contact information - main person for communication before and during the fair
  • Local Science Fair Date
  • Student enrollment for entire school
  • Estimated number of projects your school is sending - can be changed at any time
  • When you register your school you will get a link to your School Page - bookmark this link!
  • Once you register your school, all other steps will be initiated from your School Page
School Registration Opens December 1

Step 2 - Register Student Projects - use the add project button on your school page to register only those projects planning to attend the regional fair.

  • Students name(s) - team size limit is a maximum of 3 members
  • Grade(s) (highest grade level if team project)
  • Project Title
  • Special Award recommendation
  • Special Need Request
  • Teacher Name
  • Please check our DQ Rules to make sure each project you enter will be allowed in to GARSEF

Step 3 - Enter Project Research Plans Online - one online Research Plan submission is needed for each project

  • We have a template available if you want students to practice before entering their Research Plan. They can copy and paste their answers directly into the online form. See Elementary Forms Page)
  • The link to enter research plans can be found on your school page.
  • Teachers, parents or students may enter their Online Research Plan, but the sponsor is responsible to make sure a Plan for each project from the school has been submitted. There is a link on your School page to check completed submissions.

Step 4 - Pay for your school projects

  • You can download an invoice for your school from your School Page
  • You can pay by credit card or check - instructions are on your School Page

Registrations must be complete by January 25