Placement Tests for 2024 Summer Programs

(All contents on this program page are for reference only. We reserve the right to make changes.)

Summer Program Information sessions (ZOOM meeting ID: 94578394448) will be held at 8:00 pm ET on
February 4 (Sunday), March 1 (Friday) - presented mainly in Chinese, and April 5 (Friday), 2024.

IDEA MATH provides an extensive curriculum. Our courses are intended for able students who wish to expand their mathematics knowledge beyond regular classroom settings. We emphasize study skills (such as taking notes, oral and written presentations, listening, observing, organization, etc).

In general, each applicant not recently enrolled (that is, who has not completed an IDEA MATH course this spring) in our programs shall take a placement test in one of our open online/onsite placement test sessions. For more details on our placement test/course placement process, please visit here.

It is important for each applicant to input accurate, complete, detailed, and up-to-date academic background information(i.e., age, grade level, math courses taken, official contest scores, etc.) in the applicant's IDEA MATH student account. We review this information to make initial course placement/placement test level decisions. We will find the most appropriate course placement based on placement test work and general academic information in the student account. Please note that our academic team will make the final decision on your course placement based upon your academic background and your work in the placement test. (Further course placement adjustments can be made, by our academic team, based upon your class work.)

Placement test levels and dates are shown below. Please click this link to register for the placement test. The placement test fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Test Levels and their corresponding courses
Test Level Targeted Course
S0/T0 Extra Curricular Series: PC0/Pre-Algebra 1 and PCA/Pre-Algebra 2
Holiday Contest Prep program: CW0
S1 School Enrichment Series: Algebra 1
S2 School Enrichment Series: Geometry
S3 School Enrichment Series: Algebra 2
T1 Extra Curricular Series: PC1-ALG1 and PC2
Fall and Winter Contest Prep: CE1A/CE1B and CE2A/CE2B
Holiday Contest Prep Program: CW1/CW2
T2 Extra Curricular Series: PCX and UC1
Fall and Winter Contest Prep: CE3A/CE3B and CE4A/CE4B
Holiday Contest Prep Program: CW3/CW4
T3 Extra Curricular Series: UC2 and UC3
Fall and Winter Contest Prep: CE5A/CE5B and CE6A/CE6B
Holiday Contest Prep Program: CW5/CW6
T4 XC Series: XC7, XC9, and XC10
MO Series MO1
Fall and Winter Contest Prep: CE7A/CE7B and CE8A/CE8B
Holiday Contest Prep Program: CW7/CW8
T5 MO Series MO2 and MO3
Holiday Contest Prep Program: CW9/CW10
Spring Placement Test Schedule
Placement Test Date/Time* Placement Test Location Test fee paid by Test Fee**
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, March 8, 2024
(US Eastern Time)
Online March 5, 2024 $50
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 5, 2024
(US Eastern Time)
Online April 2, 2024 $50
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, May 5, 2024
(US Eastern Time)
Online May 1, 2024 $75
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, May 19, 2024
(US Eastern Time)
Online May 15, 2024 $100
Special Placement Test Session
Online contact
for availability

*Each placement test is 90 minutes long. Students should arrive at the testing location (onsite or online) 10 minutes prior to the test. All test times are in the US Eastern Time Zone.

** The placement test fee is non-refundable and non-transferable; that is, it cannot be transferred from one applicant/student to another applicant/student, and it also cannot be transferred from a registered/chosen test session/date to another placement test session/date for the same applicant/student. Special test sessions (test fee of $150 or more) can be arranged depending on staffing availabilities. Please contact for inquires on special test sessions.