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2021-2022 AMC Online Policies

AMCAnnouncement for the 2021-22 Competition Cycle


Dear AMC community,

Starting Fall 2020, the AMC is providing an online option, in addition to the paper option to administer its competitions. We are returning to our standard rules (pre-Covid). All students must take the competition in person at their school or institution. In-person competitions are offered in print and online formats. Thank you for securing the safety of yourself and others during this competition administration cycle.

In our print and online competitions, only competition managers proctoring is allowed. Competition managers are working hard to ensure the competition is administered with fidelity and adopted procedures to deter cheating during the AMC and provide a quality competition experience.  

Again we've made these decisions after much debate and deliberation. Thank you for being part of the AMC community and diligently adhering to the policies below. We are enthused to support you throughout the competition cycle.

-The AMC team

  Online registration steps


Important Policies for ONLINE Administration

Valid Administration Time Period

  • AMC 10/12: Competitions must be administered no earlier than 8:00 AM and no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Standard time (GMT +5) on the official USA competition dates: the AMC 10/12 A is administered on November 10, 2021 and the AMC 10/12 B on November 16, 2021.
  • AMC 8: Competitions must be administered between January 18 - 24, 2022 with the testing window starting 8 AM Eastern Standard time (GMT +5) on January 18, 2022 and expiring 11:59 PM Eastern Standard time (GMT +5) on January 24, 2022.


  • Proctoring must be done by Competition Managers only. Students will be proctored by their competition manager in person.  Following the safety protocols of their school or learning center, all students must take the competition in person at their school or institution
  • Competition Managers have the option to administer the competition online or in paper. Only one type of administration is allowed per competition. 
    • Competition Managers may register for additional competitions in different administration formats (ex. AMC 8 online administration and AMC 10/12 print administration). Only school and educational administrators can register students for the AMC.
  •  If there is any suspicion of cheating or unapproved resources, proctors will be contacted. Participants should be continuously monitored by their AMC competition manager proctor.
    • View Disqualification and Cheating policies here.

Online Participant Special Accommodations

  • It is the responsibility of the Competition Manager to make arrangements consistent with the participant’s accommodation plan. For online accommodations, please submit the form on after registration to secure online timing accommodations by the following deadlines:
    • AMC 10/12 A: Nov. 3, 2021
    • AMC 10/12 B: Nov. 3, 2021
    • AMC 8: Jan. 11, 2022
  • Note: For in-person administration accommodations, please consult the official AMC Teacher’s Manual.


  • Each bundle consists of 10 paper booklets for print administration or 10 participant registrations for online administration.
  • Pricing for online and paper administration will remain at $2.50/participant for the AMC 8 and $2.70/participant for the AMC 10/12, packaged in bundles of 10.
  • There is discounted pricing for online administration as shipping and handling are not charged.

Translations, Braille, and Large Print

  • The AMC for French and Spanish translations, Braille, and Large Print form can only be ordered and administered in print. 


Policy for Changes

The MAA Committee on American Mathematics Competition may change the program rules, regulations, awards, and conditions of participation in whole or in part. Whenever possible, competition managers will be notified of these changes ahead of time. Additional policies are found on the AMC Policies page.