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Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

Follow the registration instructions here.

No, both contests are free!

All high school students (and younger grades) can participate.

Contact us at, and we'll reset your password.

CMIMC is organized by students at Carnegie Mellon University.

Math Contest FAQ

The math contest will be on February 27th, 2021, with some mini-events on the 26th. See the full schedule for details.

Teams consist of up to 6 students. Full teams of 6 are highly recommended, but smaller teams can also register - see the next FAQ below.

Teams of 1-5 students will have the option to merge with other teams. We will do our best to pair you up with a suitable team!

There is no limit to the number of teams, but please keep it reasonable.

Yes! We will award trophies to the top teams, and medals to the top individuals.

Problems in Division 1 will be harder than those in Division 2, but are worth more points if you solve them.

Our (tentative) list of mini-events include virtual escape rooms, integration bees, tetris tournaments, estimathons, and more fun activities!

Programming Contest FAQ

CMIMC Programming 2021 will be on January 30th, 2021, from 10AM to 7PM Eastern Time.

Teams consist of 1-3 students.

You can form a 1-person team, but you may be at a disadvantage compared to full teams.

Yes! We will give trophies to the top teams.

Python is only necessary for the AI Round. You can use any language for the Optimization Round, since we won't be running your code, only checking its output. If your other team members know Python, you should be fine!