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Online Registration

SASEF has a new registration system for projects

Please visit: to register your project.

For additional help learning our new system, check out this step-by-step guide with screenshots: SASEF Registration Website Instructions

The new page is designed to facilitate the registration process of schools, teachers, and students for 2020 Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair. Below you will find detailed description of each phase of registration. It is recommended that you read the entire registration procedure in order to avoid any errors in registration process. All registration steps must be completed by our posted deadlines.

You are also welcome to download this 2020 SASEF Registration Checklist.

Teachers register online here. Note: if your school/teacher is not participating in our program, you can still register as a homeschool project. Use your last name as a “school name”, and the student’s parent/guardian as a “teacher”.


Make sure you have your project registered correctly! Use this guide to ensure you have all your forms submitted: SASEF Registration Website Instructions
Create a project account here. Each participating project must create an account. Via the use of the project account you can add students to the project, submit pre-approval paperwork (step 3), project registration (step 4), and submit final ISEF forms and media releases (step 6).
Login to your project account here. At the top of the page, click on “Pre Approval Paperwork”. Answer the following questions in order:
a. Complete the ISEF Rules Wizard. The rules wizard will require all participants to complete these three forms: Forms 1, 1A, and 1B. You do not need to complete Form 87kb. Did the ISEF Rules Wizard require you to complete any additional forms (such as 1C, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 5B, 6A, 6B, 7, etc.)?
  • If yes – your project requires pre-approval and must be approved no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • If no – your project may not require pre-approval. Proceed to 3b below.
b. Did your school or local/district fair conduct a Scientific Review Committee (SRC) review of your project?
  • If no – your project requires pre-approval and must be approved no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • If yes – your project does not require pre-approval
a. Project registration – login to your project account here. Register your project by clicking “Project Registration” in the middle of the top portion of the page. Select the options that apply to your project then click submit.
b. Entry form – login to your project account here. At the bottom of the page
under “Student Information” click on “upload entry form”. At the top of this
page, click on “generate entry form”. Review this form for accuracy. If correct,
print and have the student, parent, and teacher sign this form. Then upload
the entry form to the project account.
Every student (not project) participating at the 2020 SASEF must mail a nonrefundable registration fee in the form of cash or check. In the memo line please
be sure to print the student’s name.
  • Mail cash or a check made out to “SASEF” to:
    Blount Hall
    ATTN: Pre-college Research Excellence Programs
    1534 White Avenue
    Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Fees due:
    Before 2/15/2020: $10.00
    2/15/2020-2/28/2020: $20.00
    2/29/2020-3/8/2020: $30.00

a. After you have completed step 4, upload a complete set of ISEF forms as
determined by completing the ISEF Rules Wizard. All projects will be required to
submit ISEF forms 1, 1A, and 1B regardless of whether they needed pre-approval
(step 3). Note: please upload all required ISEF forms in one document (PDF,
JPEG, DOC, and DOCX file formats no larger than 8MB).
b. An abstract is required for all projects. There is a 250-word limit for abstracts. To upload your abstract, login to your project account here. Find the abstract section and click “edit”. Type – or copy and paste – your abstract into the box and click “submit”.

Please email with any questions.