What math classes are required to apply to Math Circle?

We ask that every student complete Algebra I before coming to Math Circle, and we recommend that applicants also take Geometry. This is because a certain math foundation is necessary to understand the advanced topics presented during the program. However, after a basic proficiency, most students are on equal footing and will not have seen material like what we cover.

What level of math proficiency is required?

Other than a basic proficiency in algebra, what we're looking for is passion for math, not necessarily ability. We find that we have students of many ability levels at Math Circle, but all share a love of mathematics.

What is the age range of students at Math Circle?

We accept rising 9th through 12th graders; that is, students who will be entering 9th through 12th grade in the fall after the program. We do not accept graduating seniors; however, we do accept some exceptional 8th graders to the program.

Do you accept international students?

Yes! As a virtual program we do not have any restrictions on international students. However, you must attend class at the regularly scheduled times, which may pose a challenge depending on your timezone.

When will I know if I've been accepted?

We send acceptances at the latest by mid-May. However, if you have a question about your admissions decision, please feel free to email us at