Events‎ > ‎

AMC 10/12 A

Please note that the information on this page has been recently updated.

AMC 10 A, AMC 12 A

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019

The location and scheduling of SDMC's AMC exams are constrained by the fixed schedule of UCSD classes.

This year, our AMC 10A & 12A will be administered in a single session at a single location and at a single time.

There are no alternative session choices available.

Session Details:

Center Hall, Room 115; UCSD Main Campus

Arrive:            8:00pm      Receive scantron and complete personal information

Begin Exam:  8:20pm      Late arrivals may be seated but will not receive extended time.

End Exam:     9:35pm     Students must cooperate with the orderly collection of materials.

Exit:                9:50pm

Drop-off / Pick-up note:  Center Hall is located on the UCSD Library Walk, near Gilman Drive.  There is no direct drive-up access to Center Hall for immediate drop-off or pick-up, so families should plan for some walking from a drop-off point or parking location.

Parking:  Unlike SDMC events on weekends, parking is not free anywhere on campus during the AMC exam period.  Parking is available in numerous lots around campus by purchase of a permit on site.  Permits can be purchased at automated stations that accept small bills and major credit cards.  Please allow extra time if intending to park.

Maps:  Please consult the UCSD maps tool to plan your arrival:


It is often the case that time is lost to confusion over the handling of backpacks and other personal items brought into the exam room that then must be turned in and picked up at the end of the exam period.  Worse, the pile of backpacks and other materials collected inevitably contains a live cell phone that produces disturbance during the exam.  Please help us to avoid all this unnecessary confusion, delay, and distraction by leaving EVERYTHING at home or with parents except 2-3 sharpened #2 pencils, and perhaps traditional geometry tools (straightedge, compass, etc.).  Everything that is needed by a student during the AMC 8 can fit in a basic pencil case.  Please do not bring ANYTHING more into the exam room, even paper.  Anything more than a pencil case will be required to be left OUTSIDE the exam room, including personal electronics.

Students wishing to take either the AMC 10A or AMC 12A with SDMC should copy/paste the following template into an email message:

Signing up for: AMC 10A or AMC 12A (choose one)
SDMC ID Code: (if not an SDMC member, leave blank.)
Student name:
Student email:
School grade:
School name:
Parent name:
Parent email:
Home phone:
Session preference: NONE

Please include "AMC 10A" or "AMC 12A" in the subject line of your signup message as appropriate and send it to:

You should receive an confirmation message in reply to your initial signup message sent to this address. Thereafter, please understand that we cannot sustain many threads of correspondence with the many who will participate. Instead, unless you have concerns of an immediacy that cannot wait, please monitor this page for updates and watch for occasional group messages that will be sent to all who have signed up.

SDMC at UCSD is an official "Higher Education Site" for the administration of the AMC 10 and AMC 12. It should be noted that for the purpose of individual recognition and awards, it is generally more favorable for a student to take this exam in his or her school rather than at SDMC if at all possible. We encourage schools to offer these exams on both the A and B dates, as this is the best scenario for student opportunities.