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Preparing for your Residential Camp Application

The Mathworks Junior Residential Summer Math Camp acceptance is heavily based on the application that we receive from each applicant. For your application to be reviewed for acceptance by the committee it must be fully completed. To be classified as complete it must have the following components:

  • Essay-written by the applicant
  • Transcript from your school- this does not have to be an official transcript
  • Teacher Recommendation- Preferably from your math teacher/coach

Once all of these are complete and submitted to Mathworks your application will be sent to the committee by rounds. For further information on the rounds please click here.  

Before you enter the application page please have your application and transcript ready to upload. Also, please notify your teacher/coach of your preferred deadline for their teacher recommendation to be sent to us. The link can be found here, as well as on the Residential information page. 


Essay

Every applicant will have the following essay prompt: 

Candidates should provide a well-written, one-page essay that includes the following points:
  • Where does mathematics fit into your special interests?
  • Describe any extra mathematics activities in which you have participated.
  • Describe your long-term goals and ambitions.
  • What do you hope to gain from this summer experience?

If you have any questions about the writing prompt please feel free to contact our office, 512-245-3439.

Please have your essay in a pdf or word document format to be uploaded when you begin the application process. 

 
 

Teacher Recommendation

Every applicant is responsible for notifying their teacher that they need a recommendation. Please give your recommending teacher enough notice to write and send a letter. Mathworks is not responsible for contacting your teacher. We do request that you send in your application before your teacher recommendation is sent to us. If we do receive your recommendation first we will try to the best of our abilities to match up the application with the recommendation letter. However, if you know that your recommendation has been sent before you submit your application please notify us. This will make it faster for us to attach all the documents to your application. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact us, 512-245-3439. Click here to access the teacher recommendation letter.