No USAMO for International students?

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Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: July 2004 Archive: No USAMO for International students?
By Ultimatemath (Ultimatemath) on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 11:55 pm: Edit

What a bull. Totally not fair. Is this really true? No exceptions? But Int'l students can still take AIME right?

By Feuler (Feuler) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 05:43 pm: Edit

There are exceptions... just this year a number of Canadians were allowed to take the USAMO, and a couple made top 12. Obviously they were not eligible for MOSP and the IMO.

However, explain to me how it is not fair. The USAMO is used to select candidates for the USA IMO team, and obviously students who don't live in the US can't be on the team. Besides, every country that does the IMO has their own math olympiad.

By Ultimatemath (Ultimatemath) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 09:23 pm: Edit

I am pround to be a very patriotic American. I live in California. However, in legal terms, I am considered to be an International Student. Do you think I am "less American" than any of people that participated in USAMO?

Thanks for the reply. That cleared some of my thoughts.

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