Mathcamp: Who is eligible?

Who is eligible for Mathcamp?

We invite applications from high-school and middle-school students from around the world who are passionate about mathematics. Students between ages 13 and 18 are eligible. For Mathcamp 2019, your birth date should be between July 28, 2000 and June 23, 2006.

What if I'm under 13 or over 18? We have made exceptions for 19-year-olds, as long as you are still in high school (or have just graduated) and will not turn 20 before the last day of camp (July 28, 2019). However, we are extremely reluctant to make exceptions for 12-year-olds. (In fact, this has only happened once.) In a very unusual case, we might accept a student who is a few months younger than the required age cutoff, but we would require evidence of exceptional mathematical accomplishment and personal maturity. Younger students should consider MathPath, CTY or TIP.

Photo of Saturday afternoon math relays on the quad

How much background do I need? In order to benefit from the curriculum at Mathcamp, you need to be comfortable with high-school algebra, geometry, trig, exponents and logarithms. We do expect students to have completed Precalculus (or the equivalent). Calculus is not required (but it's nice to have, and many of our students have already taken it).

What if I'm in college? We are happy to accept applications from college students who have matriculated early and will be age 17 or under on the first day of Mathcamp (June 23, 2019). See more information for early college applicants.

Do you accept international students? Yes! While most Mathcamp students come from the USA (typically 75%) and Canada (typically 5-10%), we also have a significant contingent of international students (10-15%). Home countries of recent Mathcampers have included Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, the Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and the UK. International students are eligible for financial aid, too, just like North American students. See more information for international applicants.

If you have specific questions about your eligibility, contact us.