Advanced Mathematical Logic Track
F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
If these are such valuable courses, why don't high schools offer them?
High schools have it rough. Their resources are limited and their responsibilities are significant. Like most university-level courses, it is unrealistic to ask high schools to even consider putting resources towards preparing and teaching such a sequence of classes. To offer high school students true university-level courses in abstract mathematical logic, one needs advanced mathematical study, extensive training in teaching the subject matter to young adults, and a curriculum that has been tested and refined over many years.
What classes must I have taken to be ready for Advanced Mathematical Logic?
Being ready for Introduction to Logic I, the first course in the track, has little to do with what specific courses you have taken, but has everything to do with your aptitude for mathematical thinking and reading comprehension. Other than a student being at least middle or high school age and passing the IMACS Aptitude Test, there are no specific age restrictions or prerequisites for eIMACS courses.
How do I know if I'm ready for the course? How do I prove to IMACS that I'm ready?
IMACS has a free, online aptitude test that you can take. To be accepted into the course, you must pass the aptitude test. You can register online for the aptitude test. It is free and there is no commitment or obligation. After you complete the aptitude test, IMACS will contact your family with the results.
This is an online course. How do I get help?
Each student is assigned a principal IMACS instructor, who monitors the student's progress, and is available for questions. Students may contact the instructor through the IMACS Message Center, by phone, or by email. In addition, the principal instructor (as well as other IMACS instructors and the members of IMACS Technical Support) are available via the IMACS Online Help Desk, which is monitored seven days a week, including evenings.
Is everything online?
Yes, it's all done online. There is nothing else to buy, no software to install, and nothing to send by postal mail. You submit assignments and tests online, using sophisticated interactions -- it's not simply a bunch of multiple choice questions! Scores for assignments and tests are shown on your online gradebook so that you and your parents can monitor your progress.
How long does it take to finish each course?
When a student is enrolled in one of the courses, the account is active (24 hours a day, 7 days a week, of course!) for a period of 40 weeks. This period can start whenever you wish. Of course, the actual time that it takes to finish depends upon the amount of time that a student puts into the course (and, naturally, the student's abilities). Some students like to do the course during the school year (when they are in "study mode") while others prefer to do it in the summer (when they can put more hours per week into the course and finish it in a shorter span of time).
How much does each course cost?
The tuition is $985 for each course in this track.
If I'm interested, what is the next step?