Students participate in a particular division based on their grade. These include:
- Elementary: grades 4-5
- Junior, grades 6-8
- Senior, grades 9-12
The application process and forms are different for each division. The Elementary division application is the shortest and can be filled out after a project has been completed. It does not include any Intel ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair) forms.
The Junior and Senior division applications are essentially the same. These include ISEF forms. The only difference is the category that a project falls under. The Junior division has only Biological and Physical while the Senior division has all the ISEF categories available for selection. Also, there are restrictions on allowable projects in each division.
The next sections describe each division in more detail including any project restrictions. Please read the appropriate section.