Beginning with applications for Spring 2011, all applicants for graduate degrees in Mathematics at UGA must send (e-mail preferred) to the Mathematics Department a list of all college mathematics courses taken, grades received, textbook used, and the overall grade point average (GPA) for mathematics courses.

The list may be emailed to grad@math.uga.edu. Make sure that your **name** appears at the top of each document. **PDF **files are preferred. If you are an international applicant, please format your documents for **US-Letter size paper** (not A4).

At the top of the course list, please indicate the following:

- What area of mathematics you are interested in studying (if known), and
- Professors you are interested in working with or being contacted by (if any)

Below are instructions for preparing the mathematics course list.

- List courses taken at different institutions separately
- List courses taken towards different degrees (e.g. B.S., M.A.) separately
- Mark with an asterisk (*) graduate courses taken as an undergraduate
- Give course number, name, textbook used (if known), and actual grade received
- Optionally, you may also include:
- Term and year taken
- Credit hours
- In-progress courses

Here are suggestions for computing the mathematics GPA.

- List GPAs for undergraduate and graduate degrees separately
- Give GPA on a 4.0 scale, to two decimal places
- Officially, GPA = (total grade points) / (total credit hours), where:
- Grade points for a course = (numerical grade) x (course credit hours)

- But, if almost all your courses are the same number of hours, you may simply average your grades
- Suggested conversion of letter grades to numerical grades:
- A+ = 4.0, A = 4.0, A- = 3.7
- B+ = 3.3, B = 3.0, B- = 2.7
- C+ = 2.3, C = 2.0, C- = 1.7
- D = 1.0
- F = 0.0
- WF = 0.0

- For international applicants, please use the conversion scheme commonly used in your school or country (often written on your transcript)
- Or, use the one for your country found at http://www.wes.org/gradeconversionguide/, and then convert to 4.0 scale using the suggested conversions above

**Example**

John Q. Student

Area of interest: Number Theory

Professors whose research interests me: Dr. Frank Faculty, Dr. Penny Professor

Georgia Southern University (working towards B.S.)

Number | Name | Textbook | Grade |
---|---|---|---|

MATH 1441 | Calculus I | Edwards and Penney | A- |

MATH 2242 | Calculus II | Edwards and Penney | A |

MATH 2243 | Calculus III | Edwards and Penney | B+ |

... | ... | ... |

Georgia State University (B.S. completed)

Number | Name | Textbook | Grade |
---|---|---|---|

MATH 3000 | Bridge to Higher Mathematics | Bond and Keane | A- |

MATH 3435 | Introductory Linear Algebra | (no text) | A |

... | ... | ... | |

*MATH 8200 | Advanced Matrix Analysis | Jacob | B+ |

Georgia Institute of Technology (M.S.)

Number | Name | Textbook | Grade |
---|---|---|---|

MATH 6321 | Complex Analysis | Ahlfors | A |

MATH 6121 | Algebra I | Herstein | A |

... | ... | ... |

B.S. Math GPA (GA Southern + GA State): **3.42**

M.S. Math GPA (GA Tech): **3.80**