Note: The Math Contest has been cancelled for Spring 2020!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a matriculated student?

A matriculated student is enrolled in a degree program at any of the CUNY campuses on a full-time or part-time basis.

I am not a math major. Can I still participate?

Yes, we welcome the participation of undergraduates in any major. A number of past winners have been non-math majors.

I am taking a semester off from my program and am not presently registered for any classes. Am I still eligible?

As long as you are an undergraduate at one of the CUNY campuses and have not changed your registration status, you are eligible.

I am working on my master's degree. Am I eligible?

No. The contest is for CUNY undergraduates only.

I am unable to attend the in-person exam. Can I take a make-up exam if I am selected?

No make-up exams will be offered. All selected students must sit for the in-person exam to be eligible for one of the stipend awards. Please hold that date on your calendar in case you are invited to the in-person exam by email.

I want to see how one of my questions was scored. Can I?

Due to the volume of submissions, we are unable to provide individuals with custom feedback about answer submissions. All scores are final.

I am a matriculated undergraduate but do not have a college email address. Can I still register?

Yes. Please contact Math Contest Website Administrator.

I already submitted my answers. Can I change and resubmit them before the deadline?

If you submitted your answers via the website, you can resubmit as many times as you need to. Each resubmission overwrites the previous submission, so only the last submission will be graded.

I am having technical issues with the site. How can I contact the site administrator?

Please direct all issues of a technical nature to Math Contest Website Administrator.

I have a question about one of the problems. How can I contact contest organizers?

Though the organizers have tried to ensure that all questions are clear and free of ambiguity, questions can be directed to Math Contest Committee. Questions must be submitted in the first week of each round, and only those questions that relate to question clarity will be answered.