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American Mathematics Competitions

I am the M in STEM! MAA American Mathematics Competitions




We are now pleased to announce the following thresholds for the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) and the USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO):

USAJMO Thresholds: For AMC 10A & AIME I, 194; For AMC 10B & AIME I, 190.5; For AMC 10A & AIME II, 188; For AMC 10B & AIME II, 180. USAMO Thresholds: For AMC 12A & AIME I, 223; For AMC 12B & AIME I, 227; For AMC 12A & AIME II, 214.5; For AMC 12B & AIME II, 226.

The USA(J)MO indices are calculated as follows:

USAMO: AMC 12 Score + 10 * AIME Score
USAJMO: AMC 10 Score + 10 * AIME Score

Please note that if a student’s scores qualify them for both the USAMO and the USAJMO, they will be invited to take the USAMO.

Competition Managers can check which of their students qualify in their portals, using the instructions
here. The portal dashboard also contains a Change of Venue form, which should be filled out by any Competition Manager who cannot administer the USA(J)MO. 

We would like to recognize the institutions with USA(J)MO qualifiers; find the list here.

The USA(J)MO will take place on March 21-22, 2023; read here for more details.



The MAA AMC proudly announces this year’s Edyth May Sliffe Award Recipients. The Edyth May Sliffe Award recognizes middle and high school math teachers who have done outstanding work to motivate their students in mathematics. Thank you to this year’s AMC Teachers for your dedication to your students and for teaching mathematical problem-solving through the MAA American Mathematics Competitions. Together, we’re building an inclusive community of young mathematicians who are supported at every stage of their journey. Meet the winners below:

*Not pictured: Bee Lim, a teacher at Ingraham High School, located in Seattle, WA; Jennifer Smith, a teacher at Boulan Park Middle School, located in Troy, MI; and Michelle Binder, a teacher at Pizitz Middle School, located in Vestavia Hills, AL.



For the AMC 8, we updated and condensed our previous series of onboarding emails familiarizing registered Competition Managers with the AMC's new permanent home online. Catch up on any parts you might have missed below:

You can also consult the newly updated AMC 8 Teacher's Manual on the AMC 8 page or see a video recording of our AMC 8 webinar walking through the new platform here.



Congratulation to all AMC 10/12 participants. Thank you for joining us this cycle. Qualifying thresholds are below.


AIME cutoff

Honor Roll of Distinction


AMC 10 A




AMC 12 A




AMC 10 B




AMC 12 B




For those students who qualify based on their AMC 10/12 scores: 

The AIME I must be administered on Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM ET.

The AIME II must be administered on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM ET.

Qualifying students are automatically enrolled in AIME I. If Competition Managers are unable to administer the AIME I, they may register for the AIME II on Wednesday, Feb. 16, by completing the AIME II Registration Form by Feb. 6. Students who need to switch to a new testing location for emergency reasons only must ask their original or new competition manager to fill out a Change of Venue Form on their behalf. Both forms will be available in the AMC Platform Dashboard under “Competition Resources.”

Further instructions for digital and Print & Scan administration of the AIME will be emailed to Competition Managers. Competition Managers can find the awarding categories for their students in the reports section of the AMC Dashboard. Read more details here



Welcome to the 2022-2023 cycle! The new AMC Platform is available at Here is an onboarding series to familiarize registered Competition Managers with the AMC's new permanent home online. Catch up on any parts you might have missed below:

You can also consult the updated Teacher's Manuals on the AMC 8 and AMC 10/12 pages, read the FAQs, peruse the MAA AMC Resource Guide, or see a video recording of our walkthrough of the new platform here.



As we continue to work diligently behind the scenes to improve your AMC experience, we have some EXCITING NEWS! MAA AMC is launching a new competition administration platform, which will host paper and digital formats of the competitions on a competition manager (CM) portal. CMs can conveniently administer the digital competition to students or print the paper competition with answer sheets and scan them back. More information on the update can be found here.


  • Eliminates the need to ship or deliver packages 

  • Provides scores faster than ever

  • Gives direct access to student scores and cumulative data

  • Eliminates Certification Forms and other paperwork​ 



The MAA AMC is a school-based competition program hosted by public and private educational institutions; it requires competition managers to proctor the competition at a physical location. Competition managers are strongly encouraged to create a contingency plan with alternate locations and/or dates. Learn more about our policies here.

  • Alternate Dates The AMC 10/12 and AIME are offered on two distinct dates each cycle to accommodate school/center closure on the official AMC 10/12 A and AIME I dates. If the school/center is canceled on the day of the AMC 10 A, AMC 12 A, or AIME I, the competition manager should contact AMC customer service immediately at [email protected] to register the location for the AMC 10 B, AMC 12 B, or AIME II, respectively. Additional competition dates are not offered for the AMC 10 B, AMC 12 B, and AIME II if the school/center is canceled on these dates.
  • Alternate Locations If the competition manager’s registered location is closed on the official competition dates, the competition manager may administer the competition at a library, another school, a university, or a place of worship. However, the competition manager must receive approval from the school/center administration before offering the competition at an alternative location.


The competitions program has always required competition managers to be affiliated with a physical location. During the past two cycles, we temporarily allowed remote proctoring solely in response to nationwide closures for COVID-19. Starting with the 2022-23 cycle, the AMC will return to its original in-person format. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed.

2022 USA(J)MO Results

Congratulations to all 2022 USA(J)MO participants!

New USA(J)MO Awards! For the USAMO, the AMC will award Gold prizes to at least approximately 6%, Silver to at least approximately 12%, and Bronze to at least approximately 18% of competitors. For the USAJMO, we will continue to name winners but will increase recognition to at least 20% of contestants. For both USAMO and USAJMO, each additional contestant with 14 points or more will receive an Honorable Mention distinction.  Each year, the Student Selection Committee will decide exact percentages and number of awards. Congratulations to the 2022 USA(J)MO awardees!

2022 USAMO Awardees

2022 USAJMO Awardees


2022 Young Women in Mathematics Winners Announced!

Each cycle, the MAA AMC recognizes the top-scoring young women in each of the competitions. Join us in celebrating 632 young women in mathematics! Read our press release on this cycle's winners here.

Click here to check out the 2021-2022 MAA AMC winners (also found on M-Powered)

Find more information about our Awards & Certificates Program for Young Women in Mathematics by clicking a competition below: 

The D.E. Shaw Group AMC 8 Awards & Certificates
Maryam Mirzakhani AMC 10 A Awards & Certificates
Two Sigma AMC 10 B Awards & Certificates
Jane Street AMC 12 A Awards & Certificates
Akamai AMC 12 B Awards & Certificates


Explore Our Community Site: AMC M-Powered

With inquiry-driven instruction and projects highlighting comprehension, retention, and critical thinking, the AMC M-Powered site promotes learning by doing. Whether you are an educator, student, parent, or member of our greater AMC community, we invite you to connect to your AMC community. There's a mathematical journey waiting for you! Visit us!







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: