Summer

Summer Math Program for Young Scholars

Program overview

CMT's Summer Math Program for Young Scholars Program is an intensive 3-week long summer program for mathematically talented high school students. It provides a mathematically rich environment to high school students interested in mathematics, and is designed to encourage them to consider careers in the mathematical sciences. In this program, selected high school students in grades 9­ through 11 are introduced to undergraduate level math topics while building problem solving skills. In past years, topics included, but are not limited to number theory, group theory, graph theory, combinatorics, as well as logic and methods of mathematical proof. Most of the lectures will be led by Courant faculty and graduate students. Each lecture will be followed by a problem session where students will work collaboratively in groups. One session every week is set aside for mathematical games and puzzles. There is also a talk at the end of each day, covering topics about how math is used in different fields of science as well as college admissions and college life. Academically strong applicants coming from underserved communities are especially encouraged to apply. It is a non credit college program and does not provide housing.

Program dates

August 10 - August 28, 2020

Eligibility

Current high school students in grades 9, 10 and 11 who are interested in learning advanced mathematical ideas are invited to apply.

International students are not eligible for this program. NYU offers other Programs for High School students that do admit international students. Please visit their website for other options.

How to apply

The program is now accepting applications for Summer 2020. Priority Application Deadline is May 1, 2020. Final Application Deadline is June 1, 2020. Decisions will be released early June 2020.

Applications reviewed after the May 1st deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Students will begin receiving decisions mid June 2020.

  1. To start your application, fill out the Summer Math Program for Young Scholars Application Creation Form. On this form, you will be asked to provide some basic information such as name, date of birth, and email, in order to create your account in our application system.
  2. Upon submission of the Application Creation Form, you will receive an email containing a temporary PIN and instructions for finalizing your account setup. Please follow these steps carefully.
  3. To resume your application, log into the Application Management page and proceed through the application. Please pay close attention to the information on the Instructions page for guidelines regarding submission of the application and any required supplemental documents.
  4. After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email. Within a few days, you will receive a second email containing your NYU credentials and instructions for accessing your applicant portal, where you can check the status of your application and any missing documents.
*Applications will not be reviewed for admission until all documents are received.

Pre-requisites

Algebra I is the only prerequisite course. Students should have a strong working knowledge of Algebra I and should have passed the course with a B- or higher.

Tuition and Fees

The cost of the program is $1300.

Financial Aid

Scholarship support may be available to qualified applicants. Our program staff will email everyone a letter containing information about applying for a scholarship upon submission of their application.

More Information

Additional information is available in our FAQ.

If you have any other questions about the program, please email cmt@cims.nyu.edu.