Do science Olympiads help in college admissions, and do I put them in the extracurricular section or awards?
If I got semifinalist in the biology Olympiad, then is that a good achievement or should I only add this in my college apps if I was a finalist? Semifinalist is usually top 10% of test takers in the Olympiad. Also, where would I add this in my college apps?
You should definitely include it on your college apps. Not only does it show that you have a lot of depth in terms of knowledge with bio, but it also shows that you were most likely committed to studying for it. You dont need to make IBO to put Bio olympiad on your apps :) And you put it under the activities section of the common app. Hope this helps!