Information for Current Students
You can find links to other resources and common questions on this site, but look in the UMTYMP Handbook for full details about drop-off and pick-up locations or any of our policies, which cover everything from late homework and snow days to tuition and textbooks.
We are phasing in a new online registration system for UMTYMP courses. It is not yet in use for all of our classes; so some courses still use our old paper-form registration process. To register for your class, follow the specific directions in the handbook for your course and/or in the email sent to your primary email address in our records. Questions? Call or email us!
Scholarships are available for students who demonstrate financial need. Please contact us to discuss your situation if tuition costs would prevent you from participating in UMTYMP.
As of 2016-17, graphing calculators are no longer required for UMTYMP. Most of our students prefer free tools such as Desmos or GeoGebra, both of which are available for computers, tablets and phones.
We negotiate volume discounts for textbooks from publishers and pass them on to UMTYMP students at or below cost. Some students use old books from friends or siblings who have been in the program, or purchase used textbooks online. See policy on page 5 of the UMTYMP Handbook. Make sure to get the correct editions -- check the list of current textbooks.
If you finish UMTYMP before finishing high school, we highly encourage you to continue taking math courses until you graduate. Math is like a foreign language; if you don't use it, you'll start to forget some of your hard-won knowledge! If you prefer the UMTYMP schedule (once per week, 4-6pm), consider taking UMTYMP Advanced Topics, which usually runs one semester each year. Ask our office about details. You can also take courses at the University (or other colleges) through PSEO, the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program.
At the University of Minnesota, students who have completed UMTYMP Calculus III can continue directly to 4000- and 5000- level courses in the math department. The UMTYMP sequence will not be listed among course pre-requisites, but is equivalent to completion of Math 1371, 1372, 2373, 2374 and 3283W in terms of eligibility for upper-division courses.
Common choices for new UMTYMP graduates include:
- Math 4242, Applied Linear Algebra
- Math 4281, Introduction to Modern Algebra
- Math 4707, Introduction to Combinatorics and Graph Theory
- Math 5705, Enumerative Combinatorics
- Math 5707, Graph Theory and Combinatorics
If you're trying to decide among these (or other) courses, it's best to talk to or email Professor Rogness about the various options and what your interests are. He'll help you decide, and will help you get permission to register for the appropriate course, as long as there is still space in the class.
At Other Colleges & Universities
UMTYMP credits appear on your University of Minnesota transcript, and can be transferred to other schools just like any other UMN calculus courses. Every school has its own transfer policies, which we cannot control. Schools may or may not grant credit towards graduation, but should always award placement; an UMTYMP student should never have to repeat a course in the calculus sequence. (Note that some universities now require all incoming students to take an exam to place out of calculus, due to the widely varying nature and quality of calculus programs around the country. These placement tests should not be an issue for any UMTYMP graduate.)
If you attend a school that is not familiar with UMTYMP graduates, contact our office, and Professor Rogness can discuss our curriculum and program with the school's math department to help determine proper placement.