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AMC 10/12 A


AMC 10 A, AMC 12 A

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020

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 two separate sessions in two different locations, but in parallel at the same time, with the same schedule.  Session I will include will include all AMC 12A students and some AMC 10A students and Session II will include most of our AMC 10A students and NO AMC 12A students.  The sorting rule assigning AMC 10A students to their test location will be added here closer to the date of the event.

There are no alternative session choices available.


Session I - All AMC 12A students and some AMC 10A students (sorting rule TBA):

Location:                        Cognitive Science Building, Room 102; UCSD Main Campus

Arrive:            7:00pm      Receive scantron and complete personal information

Begin Exam:  7:20pm      Late arrivals may be seated but will not receive extended time.

End Exam:     8:35pm     Students must cooperate with the orderly collection of materials.

Exit:                8:50pm

Drop-off / Pick-up note:  The Cognitive Science Building (CSB) is located near Peterson Hall, between Peterson Hall and the Geisel Library.  There is no direct drive-up access to the Cognitive Science Building, but drop-off or pick-up can be accomplished at the nearby traffic circle at Peterson Hall at the east end of Muir Lane.


Session II - Most AMC 10A students (sorting rule TBA), NO AMC12A students:

Location:                          Center Hall, Room 109, UCSD Campus

Arrive:            7:00pm      Receive scantron and complete personal information

Begin Exam:  7:20pm      Late arrivals may be seated but will not receive extended time.

End Exam:     8:35pm     Students must cooperate with the orderly collection of materials.

Exit:                8:50pm


Drop-off / Pick-up note:  Center Hall is located on the Library Walk near Gilman Drive and a short walk from the Gilman Parking Structure.  There is no good immediate drive-up location for student drop off and pick up right at Center Hall, but short walks in a number of directions can get the job done.  If parking, we recommend the Gilman Parking Structure.

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; permitting and payment can be handled using the ParkMobile phone app.

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


IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT ITEMS BROUGHT TO THE EXAM

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:

signups@sdmathcircle.org

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.