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Ready to apply to HCSSiM?

Before you do, it’s probably a good idea to check with your parents.

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Remember: The 46th session of the Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics will happen July 1 – August 11, 2018.

There is no official deadline for student applications, and decisions are made on a rolling basis. We typically have run out of spaces by early June — in fact, last year we ran out of spaces at 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 the application form (below this paragraph). This will require that you write a letter that includes an indication of your reasons for thinking that spending 8 hours a day doing math during the summer is a reasonable thing to do. 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.
  2. Early March (assuming you followed Step 1) you’ll get an email with the 2018 Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics Interesting Test attached. If you don’t, please send an email.
  3. Enjoy the IT.
  4. You then have two options:
    • You can scan your work, and email it to us. We get lots of of applications, so please be sure to put your name, the date, and the word “IT” in the subject line and on each and every attachment.
      OR
    • You can mail it back to us at the address below:
      Professor David C. Kelly
      HCSSiM, Box NS
      Hampshire College
      893 West St.
      Amherst, MA 01002-3359