# PRIMES: How to Apply

**PRIMES** is a free, year-long after-school research program
for high school students. PRIMES includes three sections: **MIT PRIMES**, **PRIMES-USA**, and **PRIMES Circle**.

**MIT PRIMES** is a year-long program that offers **research** projects and guided
reading to high school students living within driving distance from Boston. Program participants
meet weekly with their mentors on the MIT campus to work on exciting unsolved problems in mathematics, computer
science, and computational biology. The deadline for applications is November 30. See How to Apply to MIT PRIMES

**PRIMES-USA** is a year-long distance mentoring math **research** section for high school juniors and sophomores from across the United States (outside of Greater Boston). Program participants meet with their mentors online once a week, working on research projects in mathematics. Computer science or computational biology projects are not available at PRIMES-USA. The deadline for applications is November 30. See How to Apply to PRIMES-USA

**PRIMES Circle** is a math **enrichment** section for
high school students from underrepresented groups (including girls, minorities, students with disadvantaged backgrounds and from underserved communities) living within commuting distance from Boston. Program participants
meet weekly with their mentors on the MIT campus during the spring term for creative problem solving outside high school curriculum. The deadline for applications is November 30. See How to Apply to PRIMES Circle

**PRIMES** also has an affiliate program for local middle schoolers:

**PRIMES STEP** is a year-long math **enrichment** section for
middle school students from Greater Boston. Program participants
meet weekly with their mentor on the MIT campus for creative problem solving and possibly research. The deadline for applications is usually in late May. See PRIMES STEP webpage

## Academic Integrity Rules

PRIMES expects its participants to adhere to MIT rules and standards for honesty and integrity in academic studies. As a result, any cases of plagiarism, unauthorized collaboration, cheating, or facilitating academic dishonesty during the application process or during the work at PRIMES may result in immediate disqualification from the program, in the sole discretion of PRIMES. In addition, PRIMES reserves the right to notify a participant's parents, schools, and/or recommenders in the event it determines that a participant did not adhere to these expectations. For explanation of these expectations, see What is Academic Integrity?

## Contact

With questions, contact PRIMES Program Coordinator AndrĂ© Dixon at