The national requirements for individual membership in a local
chapter are as follows. These are the minimum requirements;
chapters may elect to have stricter standards but not lower ones.
Students are encouraged to participate in Mu Alpha Theta club meetings and activities, even if they do not qualify as members.
Membership, High School Chapter: High school students in grades 9 through 12, at the school where their
permanent record resides, who have completed the equivalent of two years of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra
and/or geometry, and in addition have completed or are enrolled in a still more advanced course, are eligible for membership
providing their mathematical work was done with distinction. On the 4-point grading scale, this shall mean at least a 3.0 grade
Membership, Two-year College Chapter: Two-year college students
who were members of Mu Alpha Theta in high school are eligible for membership in their
college's chapter. Students are also eligible if they have had at least one mathematics
course at or above the College Algebra/ Precalculus level with a 3.0 GPA overall in all
two-year college mathematics courses at or above the College Algebra/Precalculus level.
Associates: High school students in grades 9 through 12, at the school where their permanent record
resides, who have completed one year of algebra, or its equivalent, with distinction and are currently enrolled in a
higher math course are eligible to be associates of Mu Alpha Theta. Associates are not members of Mu Alpha Theta but
are likely candidates for membership. Associates do not pay the initiation fee but are eligible to be listed with the
National Office, should they wish to participate in Mu Alpha Theta national math contests. While they are not entitled
to vote nor hold office in their chapter, they are entitled to attend and be heard at meetings. A student may remain
an associate for only one year and then, if eligible, must be inducted as a member of Mu Alpha Theta