The Lottery and Getting In

By September 18, 2016Uncategorized

Sunday we run the lottery for our Payton and Lane Tech sites; next week we do the same for UChicago and Bridgeport. Some of our programs are very popular, and we know it can be very frustrating to not be one of the lucky ones who get a spot. A natural question is–what can I do if I don’t get in?

What you can do depends on a few things. If you are determined to attend our Payton site, then you may just have to wait it out on our waitlist–every program there but Euler will be full. However, if you are in middle school and are willing, there a spots  at Lane Tech. Once the lottery has run on Sunday you can simply go to the registration page and enroll (until all the spots there at Lane; once we run out you’ll get on the waitlist there).

Our Cantor program is our most popular, and Payton and UChicago will have waitlists this quarter. However, if you were waitlisted for Payton’s Kovalevsky program, UChicago may have openings. There are also likely to be a few openings in Brahmagupta at UChicago (usually the 2:15 session has lower enrollment). As of today there are also a few openings left at our Bridgeport site for 6th to 8th graders. Again, if you are in 8th grade, even if you are in or have taken Algebra, Brahmagupta is a great option.

If you aren’t sure what to do, feel free to send an email at While we can’t guarantee a spot for everyone, we do want to fill as many sessions as we can!