OTIS is an olympiad training program for contestants who can write proofs and qualify for national olympiad (e.g. consistently 10+ on AIME for the USA). Students at other levels may be interested in my list of mentors and programs.
- Syllabus, updated for 2022-2023
- List of topics
- Example unit: handout and solutions
- Example practice exam: JMO, USAMO, and solutions
The OTIS Excerpts#
Around the start of 2019, I posted publicly a collection of 192 problems and solutions based on materials for OTIS. This mini-book was named The OTIS Excerpts. It is designed to mostly be beginner-friendly though some of the chapters are more challenging.
Application — Year VIII#
The regular deadline for 2022-2023 was August 1. Late applications are now open, and will remain open until April 15.
See the instructions for details about late application.
Who can apply#
OTIS is open to anyone, including international students from all countries.
Students from minorities and underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. (I promise I don’t bite.) Full financial aid is available for all applications received before the deadline and admissions is done in a need-blind manner. (You may also request financial aid for late applications.)
Admissions are only done to ensure students have sufficient mathematical background and writing ability — meaning that you can read and write proofs (due to the number of students, there is limited “grading” done), understand English, and are able to learn new material from Evan-style writing. In particular, admissions is not a merit-based competition. I like the FAQ from Euler Circle, which I’ve adapted for OTIS:
The traditional way admissions are competitive is there are N applicants and M ≪ N spaces available. That is not the case for OTIS, where M > N at present. We dislike the idea of depriving students of an education; we will certainly not take any pride in doing so, and will never release statistics.
- Anushka Aggarwal (alum V)
- Dávid Matolcsi
- Gopal Goel (alum IV-V)
- Jeffrey Kwan (alum IV-V)
- Noah Walsh (alum V-VI)
- Ram Goel (alum V-VII)
- Reed LaFleche
- Rohan Goyal (alum V)
- Sanjana Das (alum VI)
- Anant Mudgal (alum III)
- Ankan Bhattacharya
- Howard Halim (alum III-IV)
- James Lin
- Michael Ren (alum I-II)
- Pranjal Srivastava (alum IV)
- Zack Chroman (alum II-III)