The American Invitational Mathematics Examination II

The AIME II has been "postponed until further notice" by the national AMC organization, due to broad health concerns rooted in the Covid-19 pandemic.

There is no visibility on whether or when there may be a possible revival of the AIME II this year.

Please see AMC's own announcement on the AMC homepage here:

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Arrive: 6:00pm

Exam: 6:15pm - 9:15pm

Room: Applied Physics and Mathematics Building, Room B402A (basement)

The AIME II is not just an alternate to the AIME I - this is not an elective choice. AMC intends all qualified students to take the AIME I unless there is some compelling conflict validated by the the originating school that prevents the student from sitting for the AIME I. SDMC intends to offer the AIME II, but this does not vacate this expectation of AMC upon potential AIME II students. Students wishing to utilize the AIME II will need to enlist the support of their originating contest manager to validate their reason for utilizing AIME II.

The AIME is an invitation-only event, based on students' scores from the AMC 10 or 12 on either the A or the B date in February.

Normally, the administrator of the AMC exam through which a student qualifies for the AIME will also administer the AIME for that student. Thus, in principle, every student who qualifies for the AIME should be able to take the AIME in essentially the same fashion as the AMC 10 or 12.

Students who qualify for the AIME only based on an AMC score from SDMC's February AMC exam should take the AIME with SDMC.

Students who qualify for the AIME based on both an AMC exam in their school and an AMC exam with SDMC can choose, in principle, whether to take the AIME at their school or at SDMC. In principle, there is no advantage to the student in recognition or awards in taking the AIME in one venue or another. We recommend that students take the AIME at their school if they have that option; it will be simpler logistically for the student and will help SDMC avoid over-straining resources.

Sometimes, however, schools find themselves unable to provide the AIME to their students who qualify. Such students are welcome to join the SDMC AIME administration, but AMC now requires that the originating (qualifying) school contest manager complete a "Change of Venue" form documenting the transfer. Students and contest managers in this situation should contact the SDMC Director as soon as practicable in order to satisfy AMC's expectations in the best of good faith.

Parents are cautioned that PARKING IS NOT FREE anywhere on the UCSD at any time during the time period of the AIME. Moreover, owing to extensive construction going in in the vicinity of the APM Building, there is no parking at all available near the exam location. Families should plan either i) for curbside drop-off and pick-up along Muir Lane, or ii) to park at a more remote lot and have a significant walk - allow plenty of time. Please consult the UCSD maps tool to plan your visit: