The Berkeley Math Circle

Apply to the Berkeley Math Circle

Berkeley Math Circle Applications for Fall 2017

I. Who can apply

       Students who will be in 5th to 12th grade in Fall of 2017.

II. The application process

1. When to apply

  • The application form will be posted on this website around the third week of April
  • It will be due by May 2, 2017, at the Berkeley Math Circle

2. Documentations

In addition to the online application form provided, new students for BMC-Upper will be asked to submit 

  • hard copy of a math or science teacher's recommendation;
  • the latest school report card with the student's math grades, grades in English (writing, reading, comprehending), and behavior remarks.

3. Important Notes

  • None of these documents may be submitted electronically; we must receive hard copies of them by the deadline (not later!) at the math circle.
  • Please do NOT send us email inquiries about the application process. All necessary information will be posted with the application here around the third week of April.
  • Reserve emails only for emergencies, not convenience. Questions can be answered in office hours during the math circle (Tuesdays, 5:15-5:45pm; 6:15-7:45pm) in person at Evans 714. Please remember, emergencies are not caused by the lack of organization, preparation, or diligence.
  • Between 5:45-6:15pm: this is the time when we prepare the classrooms and the materials for the circle. This is our priority. We will not answer any administrative questions during this time frame.
  • At the circle, we direct most resources to the academic quality of the program. Therefore, we ask participants to be organized and respect our minimal admin staff's workload. When you have important questions, please invest the time and effort in coming to office to have them answered. Also, most questions can be answered through the information posted here on this website.

Application to BMC-Upper Spring 2017

Continuing Students: Students who are registered in BMC-Upper Fall 2016 and who wish to continue in BMC-Upper Spring 2017 (only grades 5-12):

By December 6, 2016 submit a check for $180

  • Written to United Math Circles Foundation
  • Dated (the latest December 6, 2016)
  • Signed
  • On the note line of the check write the name of the student and the BMC group

The checks must arrive by December 6, 2016 at:

  • Berkeley Math Circle - Upper
  • c/o Prof. Stankova
  • Evans Hall 970
  • Department of Mathematics
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • Berkeley, CA 94720-3840

Or by December 6, 2016 the check must be directly:

  • brought to and slid under the door of Evans 713, UC Berkeley,
  • in an addressed and sealed envelope

New Students: Students who are not currently registered in BMC-Upper Fall 2016 and wish to apply to BMC-Upper Spring 2017:

By December 6, 2016 New Students and Parents must complete the Application Form:

By December 6, 2016 the following 3 items must arrive at:

  • Berkeley Math Circle - Upper
  • c/o Prof. Stankova
  • Evans Hall 970
  • Department of Mathematics
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • Berkeley, CA 94720-3840

Or by December 6, 2016 must be directly:

  • brought to and slid under the door of Evans 713, UC Berkeley,
  • in an addressed and sealed envelope:
    1. A check for $180
      • Written to United Math Circles Foundation
      • Dated (the latest December 6, 2016)
      • Signed
      • On the note line of the check write the name of student and the BMC group you are applying for
    2. Latest Report Card for New Students must show, among other things:
      • grade in Mathematics
      • grade in Science
      • grade in English (reading/writing)
      • behavior grade/comments
    3. Recommendation Letter from math teacher must address:
      • the mathematics knowledge, performance, and ptoential of the student
      • must be in addressed, sealed, and signed by the teacher envelope

Reserve emails to BMC staff members only for emergencies. Ask other parents routine and no so routine questions: you may be surprised how knowledgeable BMC parents are. Come in person to office hours on Tuesdays 5:15-5:45, 6:15-7:45pm if you have any questions that will require more elaborate or personalized answers. We do not have resources to answer random emails. We dedicate all resources to ensuring the high academic level of the sessions at the math circle.

Math Taught the Right Way

  • Thursdays, January 19 - May 4, 2017
  • The early bird fee option is valid until Dec. 15, 2017
  • The full fee will take effect starting Dec. 16, 2017

To register for the classes, complete the form below:

Math Taught the Right Way Spring 2017 Form and submit a check to the United Math Circles Foundation and mailed to:

  • c/o Prof. Stankova
  • Evans Hall 970
  • Department of Mathematics
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • Berkeley, CA 94720-3840

or dropped off in person at UC Berkeley, Evans 713 in a sealed and addressed envelope, by sliding under the door. On the note section of the check write the name of the student and the group you are signing up for. The program description of classes, faculty, and logistics can be found here: Information on Math Taught the Right Way Spring 2017