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Honors Summer Math Camp Application

2023 HSMC Online Application

This is the application form for the 2023 Honors Summer Math Camp program, a residential summer math program for high school students. We accept a maximum of 72 students each year, with about 40 being returning students.  The camp will be held at Texas State University from June 21 - July 29, 2023.

The deadline to apply to camp is April 15.  However, we do admissions on a rolling basis, and our program often fills up before the application deadline.   Have questions or need help with the application?  Just give us a call at 512-245-3439.

You must have the following to submit your online application:

1.  Essay - (Required) Upload an essay with this application.  

2.  Transcript or Latest Report Card - (Required) Upload your transcript or latest report card with this application. 

Your application will not be complete until we receive your:

3. Teacher Recommendation - (Required) Direct your recommending teacher to this webpage.  Your teacher must complete the form and upload a letter.  

Note: after you click "submit," the system will automatically e-mail you a copy of your application.

Applicant's Information

Are you a U.S. Citizen? *

Note:  Student's E-mail address is the email that we will use to contact you with all relevant information about camp!

Medical Information

Does the student have any drug allergies? *
Is the student allergic to any foods or any other type of materials? *

Parent Contact Information

School Informaiton

Math Courses Already Taken

If you have already completed any of the math courses listed below, please indicate the letter grade you received, e.g., "A", "B", "C".

Transcript/Report Card

Please upload a copy (PDF format only) of your transcript/report card using the selection button below. 


Please upload an application essay below.  Candidates should provide a well-written essay one-page in length that includes the following points:

  1. How did you find out about our program?
  2. Where does math fit into your interests?
  3. Describe any extra activities (math or other) in which you have participated.
  4. Describe your long-term goals and ambitions.
  5. What do you hope to gain from this summer experience?

Include your full name at the top of your essay.  Thank you.

Need-Based Financial Aid

Note:  No payment due with application.  If you are accepted, your acceptance letter will reflect the amount due.  Limited scholarship assistance is available from the Mathworks Endowments and other donations.  Please complete this section to be considered for scholarship assistance. 

The full tuition for the program is $5,400.  This covers room and board, supplies, and a copy of Mathematica to use during the school year.  Students may wish to bring a small amount of money for miscellaneous expenses.

If you are not seeking a need-based scholarship, simply put "N/A".

1. Do you qualify for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program? (We will verify your status with your school.) *

By checking below, you are agreeing with the statement. *