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Application Dates to Watch For:

BMC-Upper Fall 2021 Applications now CLOSED
BMC-Upper Spring 2022 Applications available in November.

BMC-UPPER FALL 2021 APPLICATION NOW LIVE

A few spots remain in our Advanced group. Candidates must have taken Calculus/other college courses, won math competitions, or have distinguished themselves in some other manner. If this describes your qualifications, please write a short paragraph to our BMC assistant, Selena, (s.ding18 at berkeley dot edu) around mid-August describing your math background and reason(s) why you would like to attend the BMC Advanced programs. 

Program information:

  • Program Dates: September 1 - December 8, 2021
  • Joint colloquium for all BMC-Upper groups on December 15 (may be moved to the weekend before or after December 15)
  • Time: Wednesday evenings (exact times for each BMC-Upper group level are listed in the application
  • Location: Please read below

At the moment of posting this application, April 7th, BMC-Upper sessions during Fall 2021 are planned to be held online. Depending on the developing health situation and decisions that UCB campus makes for in-person classes as well as release of rooms for the math circle sessions (if any), we will consider moving some or all BMC-Upper to in-person on campus. Given the complex logistics planning, this application offers the following three choices to families:

  • Default Mode:  Hybrid Online/In-Person

This mode will allow for starting sessions online and then later moving to in-person sessions on campus. The move to in-person sessions may happen at the beginning of the semester or anytime during the semester or it may not happen at all and the sessions may stay online for the whole semester; it may happen only for some BMC-Upper groups or for all BMC-Upper groups. Families signing up for this hybrid mode commit to attending online AND in-person sessions of BMC-Upper in Fall 2021, regardless of when a move to in-person sessions may happen for some or all BMC-Upper groups. Keep in mind that, if a move to in-person classes happens for some BMC-Upper groups but not for others, siblings may be split between attending on campus and attending online at the same time. No refunds will be provided to families signing up for hybrid mode, regardless of changed personal circumstances or whether or not and when sessions might move to in-person mode. Families signing up for this Hybrid Mode will be given FIRST PRIORITY in the enrollment process.

  • Alternative Mode 1:  Online only

Families signing up for this mode commit to attending online sessions of BMC-Upper in Fall 2021, with one possible exception: the last colloquium talk in December, which may be in-person. If classes move to in-person mode sometime during the semester, families who have signed up for online mode will receive a small refund after the semester is completed, around mid-December. The refund will be proportionate to the in-person sessions minus a processing/enrollment fee of $75. If such families change their mind later on and decide they could attend in-person sessions, we may or may NOT be able to accommodate them due to health reasons and restrictions on the classrooms, and hence we may or may NOT allow these students to attend in-person sessions; in addition, and an extra $50 fee will be incurred to process their late applications for In-Person classes. Keep in mind that, if a move to in-person classes happens for some BMC-Upper groups but not for others, siblings may be split between attending on campus and attending online at the same time. Families signing up for this Online Mode Only will be given SECOND PRIORITY in the enrollment process.

  • Alternative Mode 2:  In-Person only

Families signing up for this mode only will be put on a Waitlist and NOT accepted until such a move to in-person classes happens. Only then we will reach out to collect the semester fee, which will be proportionate to the in-person sessions plus a processing/enrollment fee of $75. If a family singing for In-Person Mode changes their mind and decides they can attend Online classes, we may or may not be able to accommodate them, and an extra $50 fee will be incurred to process their late applications for Online classes. Families signing up for this In-Person Mode Only will be given THIRD PRIORITY in the enrollment process.

Online sessions will be recorded, whenever feasible and agreeable with the instructor, and posted for viewing to BMC families. In-person classes will NOT be recorded.