math_hopeful Posted July 14, 2012 Share Posted July 14, 2012 (edited) A little background: I'm a community college transfer student. I attended a CC for 3 years and then transferred to a 4 year school. I switched my major to math the semester before transferring, so all my major classes besides Calc I were taken at the 4-year university... which I had a hard time adjusting to during my first year, and my grades show it. I am starting my last year of undergrad this Fall and will be graduating June 2013. I am hoping to apply for admission for Fall 2013 to applied math (really interested in operations research) masters programs (PhD is the ultimate goal, but I'm being realistic given my transcript)... what schools should I be aiming for? I'm not even sure where to begin looking. GPA: California community college (transferrable classes): 3.41 4-year university: 2.58 (top 40 school, giant public) Current major GPA: 2.72 GRE: taking it in September 2010-2011: Calc I: B Calc II: C Calc III: C Linear Algebra: C Statistical Methods: C- Applied Linear Algebra: C- Intro to Proofs: C- 2011-2012: Intro to Analysis I (A-) Intro to Analysis II (B-) Intro to Probability ( B ) Intro to Mathematical Stats (B-) Numerical Optimization I (A-) Numerical Optimization II (A) Discrete Math & Graph Theory (A) 2011-2012 GPA: 3.35 Currently taking (summer): Intro to Diff. Eqns Vector Calculus Enrolled/ planned for next year: Numerical Linear Algebra Stochastic Processes I Stochastic Processes II Other information: Asian female, first generation college student. No publications or research experience. Letters of recc: I know I can get one great one and one good one... the last one will probably just be OK... Any advice on improving my chances? Besides obviously doing as well as possible this coming year and keep the upward trend going. How do I address the first year of math classes? What schools should I realistically be looking at? Also, I'm very close to finishing my major requirements (which is why I only have 3 math classes planned for next year). Any classes I should definitely take? My schedule will be pretty open and would love advice on what to add! Any and all comments, opinions, advice, etc. is greatly appreciated! Thanks!! Edited July 14, 2012 by math_hopeful Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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