Mathcamp: Recommendations

Recommendation Letters

Each new student applying to Mathcamp is required to submit two letters of recommendation; one must be from a math teacher or coach. (This might be you!)

Instructions

Academic Recommenders: The student has listed you as a teacher who knows him or her well. In your recommendation, please comment on the student's creativity, initiative, ability to work independently and with others, as well as his or her mathematical background and academic achievements. Do you feel that a program like Mathcamp is suitable for this student? Are there are any special circumstances of which we should be aware? See Teacher Recommendation instructions [PDF] for more details.

Personal Recommenders: We are looking for students who are not only good at math, but who will thrive in the atmosphere of freedom and responsibility that characterizes Mathcamp, and who will make a positive contribution to the camp community. The student has listed you as a personal reference. In your letter, please comment on his or her maturity, independence, social and personal qualities. Do you feel that a program like Mathcamp is suitable for this student? Are there are any special circumstances of which we should be aware? See Personal Recommendation instructions [PDF] for more details.

In order for the student's application to be given full consideration, your recommendation must be received in a timely fashion. The deadline for 2019 recommendation letters is March 15th. We will begin reviewing applications immediately following the deadline, and we appreciate your cooperation!

How To Submit

Our online system handles all recommendations for Mathcamp:

  1. Provide your email address to the student for whom you are writing a letter.
  2. The student will submit your name and email address in their online application, and you will receive an email inviting you to complete the recommendation.
  3. When you click the link in the email, it will automatically log you in to our online system.
  4. You will see the option to set a password so that you can return to appsys.mathcamp.org any time to continue working on your recommendation.

Please contact us if you have questions. Thank you for recommending a student!