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 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, and then convert to 4.0 scale using the suggested conversions above


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