Registration for the 2021-2022 Competition Series has closed.

Registration for the Math Video Challenge and the National Math Club is still open, and free!

Who Can Register as an NSC?

A student may compete as a non-school competitor (NSC) if:

  • Their official school of record is not registering for the 2021-2022 Competition Series.
  • They are a student in grades 6-8.
  • There are no more than 12 NSCs registered from the school. If there are already 12 NSC registrations for your school, your NSC will not be approved.

NOTE: Students attending home schools or virtual schools are not NCSs; home schools and virtual schools must use the school registration portal.

Before registering an NSC, please:

  • Confirm with school officials that your child's school will not be participating in the Competition Series. MATHCOUNTS may contact the school of a registered NSC to confirm eligibility.
  • Review our official competition rules to see complete NSC qualifications.
How to Register a Non-School Competitor (NSC)

1. Log In

To access the NSC registration form below, you must log in or create an account on the MATHCOUNTS website.

  • If you're already logged in, the link below will take you directly to the NSC registration form.
  • If you have an existing MATHCOUNTS account but aren't logged in, the link below will take you to a log-in page. After logging in, you'll be redirected to the NSC registration form.
  • If you're a new user, the link below will take you to a log-in page. Click "Create Account" in the bottom right corner. After creating your MATHCOUNTS account, you will be redirected to our main registration portal where you can click the NSC registration link at the bottom. After getting redirected back to this page, click the link below to access the NSC registration form.


2. NSC Info

Once you get to the NSC registration form, you'll give us a bit of information so we can confirm your registration.

What you need for this:

  • Student name & information
  • Parent/guardian name, address (this is where we'll ship the competition kit), email & phone number
  • Child's official school of record, including city, state and ZIP code

3. Payment Info

Non-school competitors must pay via credit card. MATHCOUNTS reserves the right to cancel an NSC’s registration, without refund, if their school registers for the 2021-2022 Competition Series.

What you need for this:

  • Credit card information
What NSCs Receive to Prepare

The parent of an NSC is considered their coach and will receive:

  • a mailed kit with a welcome letter, handbook, participation certificate and ribbon.
  • online access to preparation resources.

NSCs participate in the same official competitions that school competitors do and can advance to the national & state level based on their performance.