Spring 2024 Algebra Entrance Exam Registration

The Spring 2023 exams are now completed for Twin Cities students interested in joining UMTYMP Algebra in Fall 2023.  The next opportunity to take the entrance exam for UMTYMP Algebra in the Twin Cities will be in Spring 2024; see below for more information.

Twin Cities students who are currently in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and would like to join UMTYMP Algebra next year (2024-25) must take our entrance exam this spring.  The information below applies to Twin Cities families only.  Rochester families should click here instead.  We'll update our website if we run entrance exams in Duluth this year.

Spring 2024 Entrance Exam Information

We are planning to hold two rounds of entrance exam tests this year.  All exams are in-person, on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota.

Round 1
Saturday, February 10, 2024: 9:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm
Saturday, February 17, 2024: 9:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm

Round 2
Saturday, April 13, 2024: 9:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2024: 6:00pm, 6:30pm
Saturday, April 20, 2024: 9:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm

Students who test in February can retest in April if they are not admitted after Round 1.  There is no opportunity to retest after Round 2.  Do not register for both rounds at this time.  Students who re-test after Round 1 will be provided with a registration link at that time after Round 1 results are available.  If you register for both rounds at this time, your registration may be cancelled with no refund.

Registration for each round closes on the preceding Wednesday (2/7/24 or 4/10/24).  Exam sessions can fill up, so we encourage you not to wait until the last minute to register.

Further information:

As of Fall 2022, the University has lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions, but please be aware that changes may occur.  If there is a surge in cases, for example, it's possible that adults and students could be required to wear masks during testing sessions.

In the past, first-time testers had the option to come to campus in February to learn about the entrance exam and take a practice test.  This year everybody who signs up for the entrance exam will have access to a University website with that information and online practice problems.

If your student qualifies for UMTYMP Algebra this year but you are not comfortable sending them to class, you can defer admission for a year.  (A student must start UMTYMP Algebra by 8th grade if they want to complete our entire 5-year sequence of courses.)

Registration Instructions

To access the registration system, click the appropriate button below and follow the on-screen directions.  Please make sure to register using an account for the parent/guardian; as part of the registration process you will be asked for information about the student.  Because the parent/guardian is registering and paying the fee, the email receipt will have their name, and not the student's name.  This is normal, and we will use the student's name for the exam itself.

Please note:  If you are registering more than one student, you will need to use a different account (and different email address) for each.

Registration Link for Round 1 Exams

Registration Link for Round 2 Exams

After registering, please be sure to monitor the email you used to register, and remember your password for the registration system.  Any updates about the exam will be sent to that email address.  Also, starting in January you'll be able to use the same account and password to access a website with more information about the exam, directions to the building, and practice problems.  A link to that website will be sent to you at that time.

You can also log back in to learning.umn.edu to look up details about your registration.