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How to Apply to Mathcamp

Mathcamp invites applications from every student aged 13 through 18 who is interested in mathematics, regardless of racial, ethnic, religious, or economic background.

Application materials for our 2021 summer program will be available January 29, and all applications received by the deadline (March 18, 2021) will receive equal consideration.

An application to Canada/USA Mathcamp includes the following:

  1. Basic personal and contact information.
  2. Some information about your school and your mathematics background.
  3. A personal essay about why you want to come to Mathcamp.
  4. Your solutions to the Mathcamp 2021 Qualifying Quiz.
  5. Two recommendation letters: one academic, one personal.
  6. (Optional) A scholarship application, if you require assistance to attend Mathcamp.

There is no application fee.

We do not require transcripts, nor do we require standardized test scores; instead, we ask students to report their mathematical experience, both inside and outside the classroom. We expect applicants to have completed Precalculus, either in school or by studying the equivalent material independently.

We do not require the TOEFL for non-native speakers, but our program is conducted entirely in English, so you should only apply if you are completely comfortable interacting mathematically and socially in English.