Hey all, math nerds and others. I figure if I post this on the MIT forum I have a decent chance that people will know what these tests are that I'm talking about :)
I remember being told that when applying to MIT there's a place on the app where they ask for AMC/AIME scores. Is this true? Is it true of any other schools, especially ones like Caltech and Carnegie Mellon? How much of an impact would a good or a really awesome score on the AMC have on your chances of getting in, compared to other scores like SAT, AP, etc.
This is for my school's MAΘ club- I need to decide how much I should pressure the sponsor and math department to help me get the school signed up for this test (and pay for it!). As we all have a full AP curiculum on our plates already I don't think any of our kids (including me) would have the time/materials to study for the test. Is it still worth a shot? I took the AMC in 9th grade and did qualify for the AIME, I think my final score was a 110-ish, so how likely would I be to get a competitive score today?
The last time we had a decent math sponsor was when I was in 9th grade (I'm now a junior) and I really don't remember much about the test. There are a few questions I couldn't find answers to on the AMC website:
- What would be a GOOD score on the AMC/AIME? Competitive w/ other kids applying to MIT and similar.
- Is there any benefit to signing up for both the A and B AMC tests? If you get a qualifying score on one and not on the other, do you still qualify for the AIME?