The format of Mathcamp 2022 is still TBD, but we hope to run a residential program! Learn more.

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 2022, your year of birth should be between 2003 and 2009.

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 this year) and will not turn 20 before the last day of camp. 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 (for students ages 11–14) or CTY (all grades).

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 graduated from high school in 2021 or before? We are happy to accept applications from students on a post-high school gap year, or college students who have matriculated early, only if you are age 17 or under on the first day of Mathcamp. See more information for early college applicants. Those who have already turned 18 and are a year or more out of high school are no longer eligible to be campers (but instead are eligible to become staff).

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, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, China, the Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, 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.