Lilly187 Posted December 14, 2020 Share Posted December 14, 2020 The Berkeley app says, "include a descriptive PDF list of upper division and graduate level math and statistics courses you have taken." I am a Canadian student, so my courses are numbered a bit differently, but from google this seems to mean third and fourth year courses? However, linear algebra was a second year course, and I assume they would want that included in the list? Or maybe not? I'm just a bit confused, should I exclusively include third and fourth year courses, or also second year courses like differentials and lin alg, since they probably want to see those (but I guess they're on my transcript either way)? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Stat Assistant Professor Posted December 14, 2020 Share Posted December 14, 2020 (edited) I think at UC Berkeley, "lower division" generally means the Calculus sequence and intro linear algebra. Anything after that is considered an "upper division" class. So it's not so much what year you took the upper division classes, but any classes that are more advanced than Calculus and a first course in linear algebra. See here: https://statistics.berkeley.edu/programs/undergrad/major#Prereqs https://math.berkeley.edu/programs/undergraduate/major/applied https://math.berkeley.edu/programs/undergraduate/major/pure If you took any advanced math classes in your freshman/sophomore year *after* Calculus and introductory linear algebra class, then I would include those on your list. Likewise, if you took any statistics courses beyond the introductory survey course (which typically covers descriptive statistics through two-sample hypothesis tests), you could include those. Edited December 14, 2020 by Stat Assistant Professor Lilly187 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Lilly187 Posted December 14, 2020 Author Share Posted December 14, 2020 (edited) 7 minutes ago, Stat Assistant Professor said: I think at UC Berkeley, "lower division" generally means the Calculus sequence and intro linear algebra. Anything after that is considered an "upper division" class. So it's not so much what year you took the upper division classes, but any classes that are more advanced than Calculus and a first course in linear algebra. See here: https://statistics.berkeley.edu/programs/undergrad/major#Prereqs https://math.berkeley.edu/programs/undergraduate/major/applied https://math.berkeley.edu/programs/undergraduate/major/pure If you took any advanced math classes in your freshman/sophomore year *after* Calculus and introductory linear algebra class, then I would include those on your list. Likewise, if you took any statistics courses beyond the introductory survey course (which typically covers descriptive statistics through two-sample hypothesis tests), you could include those. That was extremely helpful, thank you so much!! For whatever reason I found myself feeling really overwhelmed, so I appreciate the informative response I understand if you don't know the answer to this, but would you recommend including courses that are in progress but not graded yet? Edited December 14, 2020 by Lilly187 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Stat Assistant Professor Posted December 15, 2020 Share Posted December 15, 2020 4 hours ago, Lilly187 said: That was extremely helpful, thank you so much!! For whatever reason I found myself feeling really overwhelmed, so I appreciate the informative response I understand if you don't know the answer to this, but would you recommend including courses that are in progress but not graded yet? Yes, you should include those classes. You can put the anticipated grade on your list if you have a good sense of what it will be (just put "anticipated" to denote that the grade has not been finalized yet). If you don't know what your grade will be, you can just put "In progress." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

statsnow Posted December 15, 2020 Share Posted December 15, 2020 Lower division means the course number is less than 100 at cal. 100 to 199 means upper division and 200 and above is graduate level. Berkeley wants to know what you actually learned. Telling them the text books and syllabus you went through is helpful. Beginning ODE and linear algebra are generally considered lower division classes Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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