AwesomeMath COVID-19 Update

Final Update 04-15-2020

We are excited to announce that we have designed a virtual AwesomeMath Summer camp experience! Students interested in participating in the ONLINE summer program must first be admitted through our application process. Please follow the steps as outlined on how to apply. The deadline to apply is April 26th. Students accepted into our program will choose their desired session date(s) and courses during the open enrollment period (April 15 – May 7th).

We would like to stress that the quality of instruction in the online classes matches that of our in-person camps. We have designed the structure of the online program so that distance is not a barrier to a student’s learning. On behalf of all of us at AwesomeMath, we look forward to exploring this new learning avenue with you!


Last updated 04-08-2020

We hope this message finds you and your family well. After a lot of thinking, we know that the right decision was to cancel all in-person camps this summer. The safety and well-being of our students and staff is our number one priority and we cannot in good conscience hold any in-person camp with what we do and do not know about the coronavirus. All families of students accepted at the in-person sessions at UT Dallas, Cornell, and the Univ. of Puget Sound were notified via email about the next steps.

COMING SOON! AwesomeMath Summer Program ONLINE! Full details of this program will be announced on our website April 15th. Please hold off on asking us for more information until after April 15th. Students interested in participating in the online program must first be accepted. Please follow the steps as outlined on How to Apply. Test C will be available on April 10th. The deadline to apply for this program is April 26th. Students will be notified of our admission decision on or before April 30th.

Thank you for your continued patience and support!


Last updated 04-02-2020

We received notice that Cornell University has made the decision to cancel our summer program. All families of students accepted at this location were notified via email about next steps. The University of Puget Sound has NOT announced any decision to cancel summer conferences. However, if they do, we will notify you right away. Please refer to the previous post on 03/31/20 for answers to frequently asked questions.

We appreciate your patience and continued support as we work tirelessly to modify our operations. Please check back soon for more details about our AwesomeMath Summer Program Online!

Titu and Alina Andreescu


Last updated 03-31-2020

We received notice that UT Dallas has made the decision to cancel our summer program.  This is an unfortunate and unprecedented event for all of us.  All families of students accepted at this location were notified via email about next steps.  Cornell University and the University of Puget Sound have NOT announced any decision to cancel summer conferences. However, if they do, we will notify you right away.

We want to let you know we are working hard to offer you another option.  Full details of the AwesomeMath Summer Program ONLINE will be shared with families by April 15th. Please hold off on contacting us about this option until after April 15th.

COMMON QUESTIONS

Q:  Can I switch to a different camp location since the UT Dallas session was cancelled?
A: It is impossible at this moment to predict the course of events and what decisions each university will make, therefore the option to switch to a different session is not available.  Rest assured that we have your contact information and will update families if this becomes a viable option.

Q:  If I want to attend next summer, do I have to reapply and take another admission test?
A: No, students admitted in previous summers should apply as a “returning/previously accepted” student.  You will be asked to complete a short online application, but you do not need to take another admission test, submit recommendation letters or a parent statement.

Q:  What if I was planning to attend multiple camp sessions?  What is the status of the in-person camps at Cornell University and Univ. of Puget Sound?
A: Cornell University and the University of Puget Sound have not announced any decision to cancel summer conferences. However, if they do, we will notify you right away.  Please refer to our recently updated refund policy before paying tuition for these camps.

Q:  What if the in-person camps are not cancelled but I’m unable to attend due to travel bans/restrictions?
A:  Please refer to our updated refund policy.  Full refunds are offered only if the camp is cancelled by AwesomeMath or the hosting University.  We recommend you hold off on paying our tuition until closer to the payment deadline.  If you have already paid your tuition, please contact us at admin@awesomemath.org to further discuss your options.  Please bookmark this COVID-19 page for the latest information about the status of our camps.

Q:  What if I’m attending one of the Cornell or the Univ. of Puget Sound sessions but want to enroll in the Online Summer Program instead?
A:  We have not finalized all the details for the Online Summer Program, however as soon as we do, we will notify all families.  Steps required to request a change from in-person camps to online enrollment will be communicated after April 15th. Please hold off on contacting us about this right now.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work swiftly to adjust our operations.

Best Wishes,
Titu and Alina Andreescu


Last updated 03-23-2020

We are in contact with our hosting universities on a regular basis and as of now, they are planning to host our camps. Therefore, we will move forward with student admissions. All three universities have special measures and protocols in place for disinfecting and deep cleaning their facilities.

You can check their response to COVID-19 here:

AwesomeMath staff will work in conjunction with our hosting universities to ensure the health and safety of all of our students and staff.


Last updated 03-17-2020
  • We would like to give you another update on the actions we are taking regarding COVID-19. We understand that with schools closures it may be difficult to obtain recommendation letters from your teachers. Therefore, we will waive the the two-recommendation letter requirement effective immediately. In lieu of recommendation letters, all applicants will be required to submit a parent’s statement.  New students please visit our how to apply page for updated changes to our application process.
  • The regular admissions payment deadline has been extended by two weeks to April 24, 2020.
  • Please visit our tuition page for updates to our refund policy.

Last updated 03-12-2020

With the heightened awareness and public concern regarding the spread of the conoravirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that we are carefully monitoring the situation. We are continuing to follow the guidelines of the federal, state, and local agencies, including the CDC and other health organizations, as student and faculty wellness are a top priority for us.

We reached out to our host universities and as of right now, there is no plan to cancel or adjust their summer camp/conference schedules. Therefore, we will move forward with the assumption that the 2020 AwesomeMath Summer programs will take place as scheduled. We will continue to accept applications and admit students according to our stated deadlines.

In the event we need to cancel one or more of the camps (we hope that this will not happen), we are developing options for our families so that they can choose what is best for them. Some of the options being considered are a revised tuition refund policy, next year tuition credit and online summer classes.

We will also work closely with our host universities in the coming weeks and months to support appropriate measures and respond appropriately to any issues that may arise during camp. Our contingency plan and protocols for supporting the health and safety of our participants and faculty will be communicated as appropriate.

Best wishes and stay healthy!

Titu and Alina Andreescu