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Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) welcomes a group of elite 10th and 11th grade students from around the globe to engage in rigorous online study in the field of mathematics through lectures and guided research.
SUMaC leads participants on a journey in advanced mathematics through lectures, guided research, and group problem solving. In an online environment centered on mathematics, participants explore current lines of mathematical research, the historical development of important areas of mathematics, and applications across scientific disciplines.
When you attend Stanford University Mathematics Camp, not only will you engage in deep exploration of mathematics and develop as a mathematician, but you will be immersed in a community of others who share your mathematical talent and curiosity. For three weeks you will participate in online classes, make new friends, and be challenged intellectually. Many participants say the experience changed their lives.
All 2022 summer programs were conducted online.
The SUMaC courses focus on pure mathematics—that is, mathematics that is motivated independently of ties to other sciences; nonetheless, important applications are introduced and pursued along the way.
Real-Time Online Instruction:
Courses meet for two hours each day (Monday–Friday) for live, online classroom discussion with their instructor and peers. Students will also engage in daily problem sets, work with Stanford graduate students who serve as teaching assistants, and attend virtual guest lectures from mathematicians and others who use mathematics in their respective fields.
Similar to what they would experience in a college course, students can expect a heavy and engaging workload of assignments to work on outside of the live class meeting times.
Active participation is key to creating an online community of engaged learners, and students are expected to participate in class and to collaborate with their peers, instructors, and teaching assistants.
Students in grades 10-11 at the time of application submission are eligible.
• Additional requirement: Entrance Exam
All applicants need to pass the entrance exam as a part of an application form.
• Academic Records:
We require unofficial transcripts for each school or academic program you took graded courses at from Fall 2019 through Fall 2021. If you have multiple grade reports from one school rather than one transcript from that school, please combine that into a single file for upload. Homeschooled applicants should submit a document similar to a transcript with their coursework from the years listed above. Homeschooled students should also submit transcripts from any graded courses they took with a school or program during this period.
• Teacher Recommendation:
We require one online recommendation form from a math teacher.
• Video Essay (Optional):
This video essay is an opportunity to share more about yourself. You can consider it a conversation between you and our Admissions Committee, or you may also choose to tell us something you haven't mentioned elsewhere in the application. If you attend a school in which the primary language of instruction is a language other than English, we strongly encourage you to complete the video essay.
Please note that some courses may require the purchase of additional materials such as course readers or textbooks. These materials are not included in the program tuition and will not exceed $100.
Financial aid is granted based upon demonstrated financial need. Aid is open to all applicants and applying for financial aid does not have an effect on your admissions decision.
Who Should Apply:
If the tuition cost is a barrier, we encourage you to apply for financial aid. Please be sure to include any relevant clarifications of your family's circumstances in your Parents’ Financial Statement. Aid can be awarded to both domestic and international participants.
When to Apply:
We ask that applicants submit their financial aid application at the time of submitting their application for admission. Please reference the application deadline on the Admissions page on our website.
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