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BMC-Upper Spring 2022

Applications now available. Please read below

BMC-Upper Summer 2022 Applications will become available by the end of January 2022. Please read below
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BMC-Upper Spring 2022 admission has now closed. A few spots remain in our Intermediate II and Advanced group. Candidates must have taken Calculus/other college courses (for Advanced), or Pre-Calculus (for Intermediate II), or have distinguished themselves in some other manner. If this describes your qualifications, please write a short paragraph to our BMC assistant, Ryan Quan, (ryanquan at berkeley dot edu) describing your grade, school, math background/achievements and reason(s) why you would like to attend the BMC Advanced programs. 

Program information

  • Program Dates:  January 19 - May 4, 2022
  • Time: Wednesday evenings (exact times for each BMC-Upper group level are listed in the application)

Projected modes for Spring 2022

  • Beginners I-II
    • Most likely mode: Online
    • BAMO and end-of-the semester colloquium talk potentially in-person.
  • Intermediate I-II
    • Potentially in-person (pending suitable rooms) with some sessions being online
  • Advanced
    • Most likely mode: Online
    • BAMO and end-of-the semester colloquium talk potentially in-person.
  • Bay Area Math Olympiad (BAMO)
    • In-person (pending suitable rooms)

The above modes may change as the health situation and logistics change. Upon applying and enrolling for the spring semester, all families should be prepared to be online AND in-person, depending on what the conditions are. For in-person sessions, COVID vaccination proof or 3-day COVID negative testing for every session will be required from all students and adults. If UC Berkeley and/or State/County authorities require masks and other health measures, families must be prepared to satisfy these requirements. 

In-person sessions will NOT be recorded. No refunds will be provided after a student is enrolled in the program for the Spring 2022 semester, regardless of what the mode of sessions is (hybrid, online, or in-person).
Online sessions will be recorded, whenever feasible and agreeable with the instructor, and posted for viewing to BMC families.

BMC-Upper Summer 2022 application information


The BMC Summer Program is an intensive two-week math program where students will participate for three hours a day in math sessions and also have daily homework for practice. Enrolling in another summer camp at the same time as the BMC Summer Program is strongly discouraged, as students will NOT have enough time to absorb the material from the three math classes and write their three daily homeworks, and hence will lag behind their classmates. Some families did not take this seriously and enrolled their children in afternoon camps or afternoon/evening classes elsewhere, and found out within a couple of days that the child had to drop the other program in order to keep up with the BMC program. The BMC Summer Program is a hybrid between the Berkeley Math Circle and the Math Taught the Right Way programs (in each Beginners, Intermediate I, and Intermediate II group). The Advanced group over the summer will enjoy an intensive Berkeley Math Circle experience. 

Program information

  • Projected Program Dates:  June 13 - June 24, 2022 (M-F)
  • Projected Time: 9am - 12noon
  • Projected Mode: Online for certain groups, and in-person for others
  • Expected Application Details and Release Date: by the end of January 2022
  • At this time, we do not have any more information about the BMC-Upper Summer 2022 Program. As usual, do not send BMC/MTRW staff emails regarding the logistics of the program. We will continually update the website with application information as we move forward.