Steps to Register

1. Ensure Eligibility

A student may compete as a non-school competitor (NSC) only if their official school of record is not registering for the program and will not support student participation in the program through the school. An NSC must be a student in grades 6-8. MATHCOUNTS encourages students to pursue all avenues to participate through their school before registering as NSCs. MATHCOUNTS (1) may contact the schools of registered NSCs to confirm that the school is not participating in the Competition Series and (2) reserves the right to cancel an NSC’s registration, without refund, if their school registers for the Competition Series.

What you need for this:

2. NSC Info

You'll give us a bit of information so we can confirm your registration.

What you need for this:

  • Parent/guardian name, email & phone number
  • Child's official school of record, including city, state and ZIP code
  • You do not need to input your child's info at this time

3. Payment & Shipping Info

Non-school competitors must pay via credit card. Due to the online nature of the competitions this year and the pre-announced competition dates, no refund requests will be granted for 2020-2021.

What you need for this:

  • Credit card information
  • The mailing address where we'll ship the competition kit
What to Expect After Registering

Online Practice Resources

Upon registration, every NSC receives access to online preparation resources through the Coach Dashboard at Be sure to click the "Non-School Registrations" tab at the top of the page to access your resources.

Mailed Competition Kit

Within 2 weeks of registering, every NSC will be mailed a competition kit with a ribbon, a certificate and a hard copy of the School Handbook (the primary competition preparation resource). We'll email you a notification once your kit has been shipped.

Online Competitions

By October 1st, NSCs will gain access to the AoPS Contest Platform. This is where you will access practice and official competitions.