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PRIMES Circle Application


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Are you a US citizen/permanent resident? (for information purposes)

Additional Information

Can you commit 5-7 hours per week to the study at PRIMES Circle, including weekly two-hour meetings with your mentor on the MIT campus from mid-January through mid-May?

List the time slots on weekdays or weekends when you will be available for meetings:

Do your parents/guardians approve of your possible participation in PRIMES Circle?

I acknowledge that all participants in PRIMES Circle must be fully vaccinated or have a medical or religious exemption. I will fully comply with MIT visitor rules for minors.

Please provide the names and email addresses of your parents/guardians:

How did you learn about PRIMES Circle?

Background Information

Please list the most advanced math courses you've taken (with grades)

Please list math books you have read. Which one is your favorite?

Please describe your math experiences (camps, summer programs, olympiads). Include results/scores if any.

Please describe your computer and programming skills and experiences.

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Personal Statement and Additional Files

In a free-format one-page statement, please expand on the questions from the Background section. For example, discuss some of your most memorable/enjoyable math experiences. What types of problems or math books do you like and why? Explain why you want to participate in PRIMES Circle, what makes you a good candidate, and what are your plans for the future. Feel free to provide any additional information you think might help us get to know you better as a young mathematician.

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Letters of Recommendation

You are required to provide 1-2 letters of recommendation. Ask your recommenders to send letters to Please list the names and email addresses of those who will be submitting letters of recommendation.

First Recommender:

Second Recommender: (optional)

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