The Application. A
application consists of 6 items: a standard cover sheet, a statement of interest,
a list of college math courses
taken with textbook and course grade, an unofficial college transcript,
and two letters of reference. All items should be submitted through
MathPrograms.org. The specific page for
our program on the MathPrograms.org site is here.
- Standard Cover Sheet.
This is a generic form for the MathPrograms.org site. You will be asked for personal contact information. Your
"Current Institutional Affiliation" is your college or university. You can leave the little section on "Current
Position Title" and "Department Name", "Work Phone", and "Skype Name" blank. Your "Highest Degree Held
or Expected" should be your Bachelor's degree, and your "Date of Degree" is the month and year you anticipate
you will finish college.
- Statement of interest. Your statement of interest is important to us;
please write and edit your statement elsewhere
and then upload it to MathPrograms.org. In your statement, briefly and candidly tell
us about your interest in mathematics or the mathematical
sciences, and indicate why you would like to participate in our program.
Please limit your statement to 500 words. Also, on the same page, please indicate your post-graduation plans,
as best as you know them now.
- List of College Math Courses Taken.Please write and edit a list of the math courses you've
taken in college, including the textbooks used and grades received. Include the courses currently in
progress. Upload this document.
- Unofficial College Transcript. Upload a copy of a transcript showing courses and grades from the
institution you are currently attending, including grades from fall term 2013. This can be an official
transcript, but unofficial ones are encouraged.
- Two letters of reference. You will need to ask two recommenders, preferably college or
university math faculty, to write recommendations
for you, and tell your recommenders where to go on MathPrograms.org. When you fill out the Standard Cover Sheet
you will need to name your recommenders and include contact information for them. Please give your recommenders
the information below so that they know what we want in a recommendation.
Information for Recommenders.
The summer mathematics program at Carleton College is designed to prepare and encourage talented women
undergraduates to continue the study of mathematics at graduate school. This is a very intense program which
will expose students to a variety of mathematical ideas, hone their skills in mathematics, connect them into
a network of female mathematicians, and, we hope, excite them on to further study in mathematics. The
successful applicant will be hard-working, self-motivated, and both talented in, and enthusiastic about,
mathematics. Please indicate in what capacity you have worked with the student, and compare her to other
students who have gone on to graduate school in the mathematical sciences. Please give us your candid opinion
of her ability to work well with others, desire to participate fully in an intense program in mathematics, and
potential for success in our program. You will need to upload your recommendation to MathPrograms.org by
February 14, 2014.
ALL MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: February 14, 2014
If you have any questions, contact:
Professor Deanna Haunsperger, Summer Mathematics Program, Department of
Mathematics, Carleton College, Northfield MN 55057
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