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