Admission into the ACMS program is competitive, effective Autumn Quarter, 2011. Students can apply to the program twice a year, in Autumn and Spring Quarters.  The application opens the first day of the quarter and is due the second Friday at 5pm. The entire application is completed online. Admission decisions are made before registration for the following quarter. Admitted students will be admitted into a specific option and will not be able to change their option unless they reapply. 

To be eligible to apply, students must have the following: A minimum grade of 2.0 in each course taken and a GPA of at least 2.50 is required in the following set of five courses: CSE 142, 143, MATH 124, 125, 126, one of MATH 307, MATH 308, AMATH 351, or AMATH 352. The sequence MATH 134, 135, 136 may be substituted for MATH 124, 125, 126, 307, and 308. No courses may be in progress at the time of application. Completion of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. 

The Autumn Quarter 2017 ACMS Admissions will be available here on September 27th at 8am.


If you are denied admission to the ACMS department, there is an appeals procedure if you feel that important facts were overlooked by the committee. You must submit the ACMS Admission Decision Appeal Form within two weeks of the date of the notification email. The form should be submitted to the Student Services Office in Padelford C-36. Only relevant information that was not submitted with your original application will be considered in your case for an appeal. Students who appeal will be notified one week after the appeal deadline.

To meet with an advisor, please visit the Math and ACMS Student Services Offices, Padelford, C-36. We generally have drop-in hours Monday through Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 -3:30 pm in Autumn, Winter, and Spring. Summer hours vary, please call to verify availability, (206) 543-6830.