American Mathematics Competitions at Carnegie Mellon University

Updated on August 24th, 2014 by Predrag Punosevac

The American Mathematics Competitions (AMCs) are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determines the United States
Mathematics Team, which competes in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).
There are three levels:

the AMC 8 is for students in grades 8 and below;

the AMC 10 is for students in grades 10 and below;

the AMC 12 is for students in grades 12 and below.

Students who perform well on the AMC 10 or AMC 12 exams are invited to participate in the
American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME). Students who
perform well on the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) are then
invited to the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO). Students who
do exceptionally well on the USAMO (typically around 30 students) are invited to go to the
Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program
(MOSP), and six students are selected from the top twelve scorers on the USAMO (through yet another exam, the Team Selection
Test (TST)) to form the United States Mathematics Team.

Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science is proud
to be an official testing site for American Mathematics Contest 10/12.