Admissions

SUMaC invites all students who seek to be challenged in mathematics and who would enjoy four weeks of intensive, in-depth, mathematical pursuits to apply.
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SUMaC Admissions

SUMaC is for students who are in 10th or 11th grade at the time of application, and who have an exceptional interest and ability in mathematics. SUMaC welcomes applicants who will bring a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to the program. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Admissions Notification
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Application Now Open

The application for the 2020 Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) is available now. Start your application today!

Application Checklist

Step 1: Complete Preliminary Application
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Complete and submit a Preliminary Application, then you will gain access by email to the Online Application.
Step 2: Complete Online Application
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Complete all sections of the Online Application including demographic information, written responses, and work samples where required.
Application Component: Request and Submit Teacher Recommendations
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For the Online Application, you may request a recommendation from one or more teachers qualified to comment on your performance and ability in the area of mathematics.
Application Component: Submit Recent Standardized Academic Test Scores
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Any standardized exam administered at the international, national, or state level is acceptable. A standardized exam is an externally administered test which provides both a score report as well as an evaluation of the score relative to other test takers. While any standardized test score is acceptable, if you have recently taken the ACT, PSAT, SAT, or TOEFL, please submit these results.
Application Component: Provide a Transcript & Most Recent Grade Report
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Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. If you have multiple transcripts, please combine into a single file for upload with most recent transcript on the first page.
Application Component: Submit the SUMaC Admissions Exam
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Students must first select a Course Preference in the application before they can view the Admissions Exams page.

Selection Process

Admissions is competitive. SUMaC students are selected based on their grades in math courses, their performance on standardized math exams and math contests, their teacher recommendations, their reasons for wanting to come to SUMaC as expressed on the SUMaC application, and their performance on the SUMaC admission exam. Particular emphasis is placed on the admission exam, which is a collection of challenging math problems for applicants to work on at home over an extended period. Using the factors described above to determine the best fit, the admissions committee will also place each admitted student in either the Program I course or Program II course.

Financial Aid is Available

The Admissions review gives full consideration of all complete applications. Aid is granted based upon need, as well as other factors including merit. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Students who wish to be considered for both partial and full scholarships must submit a complete online financial aid application and all required income documentation. Only complete Financial Aid applications will be considered for aid, and are due at the time of your program application.