Summer Program Readiness

How do I know if I am ready for the Summer Program?

Here are things students can review prior to proceeding with their application for admission.

Access our sample admission test and review solutions to get an idea about the difficulty level of the admission tests.

View our course catalog and download sample problems from each course and level.

Consider readiness based on any relevant math competition experience

  • Students with math competition experience can review how our courses align with their experience.
  • Students with no math competition experience should not be discouraged from applying as this is why we have an application process. If admitted, our staff will help make recommendations on course placement based on a holistic review of their application and their desired areas of interest.  In some cases, the student might be required to take a placement test.

Understand our courses are challenging and beyond the scope of regular/accelerated/honor classes in school settings. There is an entry level course in each of the four areas: Algebra, Geometry, Number Theory and Combinatorics. Each of these entry level courses will be challenging for most able young minds because these are contest mathematics courses. In particular, Algebra 1.5 is harder than any algebra course (including Algebra 1 and 2) taught in high schools, and Math Counts with Proofs is beyond the requirements for the MathCounts competitions (at state and national levels).

What if I determine I’m not quite ready to apply for the Summer Program?

Students are encouraged to enroll in the AwesomeMath Academy.

No application is required to participate and we offer math classes that start at a lower level of difficulty and at a less intensive pace. Students meet once per weekend for 90-minutes during the Fall and Spring semesters. All math classes are live and instructor-led and the curriculum covers all four areas of mathematics: Algebra, Geometry, Number Theory, and Combinatorics.

We also recommend the following self-study resources from the AwesomeMath Bookstore: