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AMC Competition Updates

In Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Dear Parents, Teachers, Students and all that support our Competitions Program,

After much deliberation and discussions with teachers, parents and our MAA team, we have decided to put an indefinite hold on all aspects of the AMC program:

  • This will include postponing until further notice the AIME II, USA(J)MO, and the scheduled grading session in Boston.
  • This will also mean, unfortunately, that we will not hold the on-site summer Mathematical Olympiad Program (MOP) at Carnegie Mellon University in June.
  • We will make decisions in the coming weeks on whether or not we'll be able to host the Mathematical Olympiad Awards Ceremony (MOAC) in June, as well as provide updates on the status of the IMO in St. Petersburg, Russia.

As the uncertainty of the worldwide pandemic continues to unfold, we are working with our teams to determine when and how to resume the program. This will take some time to work through, so we appreciate your patience during this time.

We have received all of your calls, emails, and messages of support and are so thankful for such an engaged community. We understand the importance of this program and how hard the students have worked to study and prepare.

We ask for your patience as we work through options during this worldwide pandemic. The impact it is having on our school’s students and teachers is unprecedented. Our hope is that postponing our competitions program supports the well-being of our students and our country during this time. We will provide an update as to the status of the 2019-2020 competition program in the coming weeks.

Above all, I hope that all students and teachers remain safe, and continue to follow the guidance from health-care professionals within your community and at the state and federal levels.



Jennifer S. Barton
Director, Competition Operations


Policy Change for the AIME I and AIME II in March 2020

For Competition Managers:

Please note, the policy change excluding protractors from the AIME allowed aids list. On test day, check your students' materials to ensure protractors are not used on the exam. Thank you for your support. 

2020 AMC 10/12 Scores

  AMC 10 A AMC 10 B AMC 12 A AMC 12 B
AIME cutoff 103.5 102 87 87
Honor Roll of Distinction (top 1%) 124.5 120 123 120
Distinction (top 5%) 105 103.5 100.5 97.5


2020 AMC 10/12

NEW: Maryam Mirzakhani AMC 10 A Prize and Awards

We are excited to announce a new initiative to inspire young girls to pursue mathematics by launching the Maryam Mirzakhani AMC 10 A Prize and Awards. Learn more. 

Welcome to the American Mathematics Competitions Program!

The MAA’s American Mathematics Competitions program leads the nation in strengthening the mathematical capabilities of the next generation of problem-solvers. Through classroom resources and friendly competition, the MAA AMC program helps America’s educators identify talent and foster a love of mathematics. The MAA AMC program positively impacts the analytical skills needed for future careers in an innovative society.

The American Mathematics Competitions are a series of examinations and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students.

Learn more about our competitions and resources here:

2019 AMC 8

  • AMC 8 Answers
  • Honor Roll of Distinction - score of 23
  • Honor Roll - score of 19

2019 USAMO/USAJMO Winners and Honorable Mentions

Contact us at [email protected].