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Honors Summer Math Camp Information

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The Mathworks Honors Summer Math Camp (HSMC) is an intensive multi-summer program for high school students. The goal of the program is to develop talented students of all socioeconomic backgrounds through immersive and in-depth experiences in a unique learning environment.  Students develop important skills for future degrees and careers in math, science, engineering, and many other fields.


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HSMC is a residential camp for High School students. 

The Camp is held on the Texas State Univeristy-San Marcos Campus

29th Annual HSMC June 17th-July 28th, 2018

Eligibility & Admissions

  • We start taking applications in January 1st of each year, and we stop taking applications after April 15th. Applications will no longer be accepted once all spots are filled.
  • We encourage new students to our program to apply to our first-year program 
  • Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as enrollment is limited. Applications will not be considered until all parts have been received (application, teacher recommendation, and transcript).
  • Our average acceptance rate for first-year applicants has been 20%.
  • The typical ratio of boys to girls in the program is 1:1.
  • Participants come from all over the United States.  We have also had a few international students from other countries, including Albania, Mexico, South Korea, Hungary, Bulgaria, Taiwan, Spain, China, and Indonesia.
  • For further questions regarding eligibility, contact us at mathworks@txstate.edu or (512) 245-3439.

To Apply

  1. Complete the online student application form.
  2. If you have not attended the HSMC before, you must apply for the first-year program.  There are no exceptions!
  3. Have your recommending teacher complete the Teacher Recommendation Form.
  4. Send us a copy of your high school transcript.
    We encourage students to send in all their application materials as early as possible.
Round Submit a complete application by Decision by (Accept/Decline/Defer)
Round 1 February 15 February 23
Round 2 March 15 March 30
Round 3 (Final Round) April 16 April 20

Expenses and Financial Aid

  • The full tuition fee is $4,000.
  • Your student's spot in the summer math program is ensured only when you have paid in full.
  • Mathworks offers camp scholarships based on financial need.  We make all efforts to ensure that students can attend regardless of financial background.  Simply fill out the financial aid portion of the application. 
  • The program provides room, board, books, supplies and a copy of the software Mathematica for each student to use during the school year.

Refund schedule: There is a non refundable $25 fee for application processing.

  • Full refund: if you withdraw your student before May 1st
  • Half refund: if you withdraw your student before or on May 15th
  • No refunds: if withdrawing after May 15th

External Funding Support

Below is a external funding opportunity for summer program participation support.  This is not administered by Mathworks.  Please contact the respective organization for more information.

  • Mu Alpha Theta summer grants: students accepted into the HSMC who are members of their school's Mu Alpha Theta club are highly encouraged to apply to Mu Alpha Theta's summer grants.  They offer up to $2,000 for members to attend summer math programs.  More information can be found here.

Honors Camp Demographics:

Year # of Students Male Female African American Asian Caucasian Hispanic Native American Other Not Selected
2018 63 30 33 3 47 4 3 0 2 4
2017 68 28 40 9 46 6 4 0 3 0
2016 62 25 37 2 44 8 8 0 0 0
2015 61 24 37 2 41 10 7 0 1 0
2014 61 27 34 3 40 7 7 0 3 0
2013 60 27 33 1 41 6 10 0 1 1
2012 60 26 34 1 46 5 7 0 1 0
2011 60 28 32 4 34 11 11 0 0 0
2010 59 30 29 6 32 9 12 0 0 0
2009 59 28 31 6 31 7 15 0 0 0
2008 57 31 26 6 26 10 11 4 0 0
2007 47 23 24 7 18 10 10 2 0 0
2006 52 26 26 1 26 11 8 4 2 0
2005 63 31 32 4 30 16 12 0 1 0
2004 52 32 20 1 27 18 6 0 0 0
2003 51 29 22 4 20 14 11 0 2 0
2002 57 30 27 8 14 12 22 0 1 0
2001 47 22 25 6 14 11 14 0 1 1
2000 41 22 19 0 15 17 4 0 0 5
1999 51 25 26 4 13 20 5 0 0 9
1998 51 32 19 8 9 15 6 0 0 13
1997 53 25 28 4 8 6 7 0 0 27
1996 54 28 26 1 9 5 5 0 0 34
1995 55 31 24 0 7 3 2 0 0 43
1994 58 25 33 1 8 4 5 0 0 40
1993 43 20 23 0 7 2 4 0 0 29
1992 39 11 28 0 2 1 1 0 0 34
1991 22 13 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 21
1990 17 8 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 16
Total: 1460 707 753 90 609 244 214 10 16 273