Department of Mathematics, UCLA

Program ID: 4-TUDM [#568]
Program Title: Transition to Upper Division Mathematics
Program Location: Los Angeles, California 90095, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2017/07/31** (posted 2017/05/03, listed until 2017/11/03)
Program Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this program has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Transition to Upper Division Mathematics, Summer Session C.

This course is designed for community college transfer students who will be making the transition to upper division mathematics courses, and first year students with advanced standing who will be taking upper division mathematics courses in their freshman year.

The goal of the course is to help students make the transition from lower division courses where the focus is on applying given methods, to upper division courses where the focus is on more abstract reasoning and on the theory behind these methods. The course will begin the rigorous treatment of simple statements in the mathematical language, progressing from there to connect them to form compound statements, and ultimately to rigorous mathematical proofs. As the course progresses this reasoning ability is applied towards understanding the most fundamental concepts appearing in upper division mathematics courses such as Math 131A and Math 115A. More information can be found on the course webpage.

Thanks to a National Science Foundation grant (number DMS-1044604) the department can offer need-based scholarships of $1,700 to entering STEM students who successfully complete the course, to help cover the cost of fees, text, and transportation. Applicants for the scholarship must be either entering transfer students or freshmen with advanced standing, who will be taking upper division courses in the fall, and are receiving need-based financial aid for the academic year. Due to NSF requirements, the scholarships can only be offered to US citizens and permanent residents.

If you wish to be considered for this scholarship, please complete this application form. You will be asked to upload a PDF or scan of your eFAN, and complete two web forms. You will be sent an email confirmation of your application once it is submitted.

The application deadline is Wednesday July 19th. Applicants will be notified of the results approximately a week after the deadline. At least initially we expect to be able to fund all eligible applicants with financial need. Students who apply after the deadline will be considered on an ongoing basis if funding remains available.

Students who are awarded scholarships will be asked to register for the course after they are notified about the scholarship; there is no need to register before applying. The scholarship money will be credited to students BAR accounts in summer. The scholarship is conditioned on successful completion of the course with a letter grade of C or better, or a pass/fail grade of P. Students who drop the course or fail to obtain the necessary grade will have to return the money.

Inquiries on matters which are not addressed above may be directed to the undergraduate office,

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following item online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
Department of Mathematics
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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