Dates for 2021 Camp: July 5 – July 14, 2021

This year, all applications must be submitted through the website:

To apply to the PZ Math Camp, you should be a current high school student, and be enrolled in or have completed Algebra 2 or its equivalent. We have extended the application deadline to 5pm on Friday April 23rd, 2021:

  • 2021 Application Form
  • Solutions to PZMC Challenge Questions 2021
  • Cover Letter (Personal Statement)
  • High School Transcript (unofficial is fine) and any available standardized test scores
  • 2 Recommendations (to be submitted directly by recommenders): 1 Personal & 1 Academic

More information.

Recommendations: Two recommendations (one academic and one personal) are required.  Be sure to give each recommender a Recommender Form to read before writing their letter.  One letter should address your mathematical abilities and accomplishments, while the other letter (from a teacher, mentor, or counselor) should address your personal character.

Cover Letter (Statement of interest, 2 pages):  Why do you want to attend PZMC?  Please include information about your mathematical background and interests, and why you think the camp will be a good fit for you.

Math Challenge Questions Submit clear and detailed solutions for as many questions as you can.  We do not necessarily expect full solutions for every question.  We’re interested in your approach to the question as well as your ability to communicate your ideas clearly and effectively.  Correct answers without explanations will not be considered.