No. Teachers hold classes when they can and want to.
Units have attached problem sets at the end. Each problem is worth 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, or 13 points, depending on its difficulty.1 There is also a (recommended) point quota. You can submit the unit once you've gotten past that quota.
There's no set number - it just needs to be within reason. To prevent abuse, every request needs to be unlocked by staff. We're usually pretty lenient about this though.
Different versions of the same unit have different problem sets. They have the same theory, examples, and explanations.
Yes, but not very deeply. We prefer to focus on expanding content and expect that people can check solutions to most problems on their own. If there's something you specifically want us to look at, draw attention to it in your submission.
We delete unverified accounts two weeks after they are created. This makes it easier for us to maintain our databases, but also it saves uninterested users the hassle of deleting their account manually.
We welcome late applications from AIME qualifiers. Since I don't check for late applications, you (and not your parents) should email email@example.com to let me know. Otherwise, follow the instructions for applications.
There's a lot of reasons for this.
If you somehow manage to get a non-LaTeXed PDF under 512KB, you better have a really good reason for doing so.
The PDF preview for the first chapter of my geometry book, which is 11 pages long and chock-full with custom formatting, diagrams, and cross-references is 320KB. A diagnostic or unit submission has at most a few diagrams and should not be very long. There is no reason for a LaTeX PDF to exceed 512KB.
See the payment page.
Currently the program is free, so there is no need for financial aid. When MAST transitions to a paid model, if your family cannot afford tuition, please email me. Financial resources will never be a barrier to MAST.
No. Financial aid is only given to students whose families genuinely cannot afford the cost. Not wanting to ask your parents is not demonstrating a need for financial aid. It is demonstrating a lack of initiative.
Yes! Students out of the US are welcome to apply for the program. Do note that most materials will be tailored towards American contests, however.
It would be a good idea to. Please give me some context so I have a rough idea what they mean though; I'm from the US, so I only have US contests and international olympiads (APMO, IMO, etc) for reference.
This means the web server is down, either I messed up big-time or the website is rebuilding. There's nothing you can do about it, so if you see it, just sit tight and wait for the website to go back up.