The 52nd Summer Studies will happen June 30th – August 10th, 2024.

Ready to apply to HCSSiM?

Before you do, it’s probably a good idea to check with your parents. Did you do that? Awesome. While there is no official deadline for student applications, and decisions are made on a rolling basis, annually increasing numbers of applications have led us to institute a deadline for full consideration near the end of April. To be safe, apply early. If you are looking for a job application, you’re on the wrong page.

The Getting-to-Know-Each-Other (“Application”) Process

  1. Fill out the application form (below this paragraph). Most of this form is quick demographic questions and short questions.  At the end, we ask you to write a friendly-and-informative letter about your reasons and motivations for applying and why you believe you would enjoy the summer studies. (E.g., why do you think that spending 8 hours a day doing math during the summer is a reasonable thing to do?)  We strongly recommend that you draft your Friendly Letter separately and copy it into the application form, to avoid losing your progress. You will also be asked to name a sponsor, who should be someone who knows you in a mathematical context and who is willing to write a letter of recommendation in support of your application.  (They should know you are asking them to do this.)
Please make sure that both the email you list on your application and your sponsor’s email are correct; this is how we will contact you (and them) for all future steps of the getting-to-know-you process.  
  1. Sometime in March (assuming you followed Step 1), you’ll get an email with the 2024 Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics Interesting Test attached. If you don’t, please send an email. It’s also a good idea to check your spam/junk folder to see if it landed there before contacting us.
  1. Enjoy the IT.
  2. Then, please scan your work, and return the IT to us following the instructions on the IT’s cover page.  If for some reason you cannot do this, please send an emailwith your name, the word “IT”, and the date in the subject line, and we can arrange to receive your IT snail mailed.