Frequently asked questions
- Have I taken enough math courses in order to be eligible?
Most of our applicants have completed courses in one-variable calculus, a course in multivariable calculus, and one or more courses such as linear algebra, differential equations, and probability and statistics. Many of our applicants have completed at least one course in abstact algebra or a course in real analysis.
- I'm a foreign student. Am I eligible?
No, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible.
- I'm graduating this spring. Am I eligible?
No, only students who have not received their undergraduate degree are eligible.
- Can I submit letters of recommendation and unofficial transcripts electronically?
Yes, send them to Mandie McCarty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I'm a part-time student. Am I eligible?
Per NSF guidelines: Undergraduate student participants supported with NSF funds in either REU Supplements or REU Sites must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An undergraduate student is a student who is enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree. Students who are transferring from one college or university to another and are enrolled at neither institution during the intervening summer may participate. High school graduates who have been accepted at an undergraduate institution but who have not yet started their undergraduate study are also eligible to participate. Students who have received their bachelor's degrees and are no longer enrolled as undergraduates are generally not eligible to participate.
- Do you have a minimum GPA requirement?
Formally, no. However, our program is competitive, and most of our applicants have GPAs in excess of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.