Frequently Asked Questions
The cutoff scores will change each year. In general, they will be a little above the scores needed to qualify for the AIME exam.
We will issue the prize money as checks made out to the winning students. Before distributing the checks, we reserve the right to verify the students' eligibility and application information. We expect to mail the checks within 90 days of the contest.
Sorry, every applicant must have taken one of the official administrations of the AMC exams in November of the year before the contest. We have no other practical and uniform mechanism to compare the math abilities of students. Standardized tests such as the SAT are less rigorous than the AMC exams and so we can't accept scores from them. More than 200,000 students take the AMC 10 and 12 exams each year. If you can, we urge you to take the AMC exams next November and then apply for Math Prize next year.
Jane Street is a global trading firm and market maker with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam. We provide 24-hour liquidity around the world in ETFs, equities, commodities, options, bonds, and cryptocurrencies. As a firm of collaborative problem solvers, we leverage our technology and expertise to provide consistent liquidity across market conditions. We use these capabilities to help our clients achieve their trading goals and offer competitive pricing and support through the most complex of trades.
By applying, you are indicating that you are likely to come to Massachusetts if selected. If, after applying and being selected, you realize that you won't be able to participate, please let us know as soon as possible.