How to Apply to Graduate School in Mathematics
Three Basic Steps:
- Register for and take the GRE General Test.
- Register for and take the GRE Subject Test in Mathematics.
- Fill out applications for each of the institutions to which you would
like to apply.
A Bit More Detail:
- The GRE General Test
- To register for a test in the Madison area, call (608) 231-6270 (have a
credit card ready to pay about $105 in registration and testing fees).
- To register for a test anywhere, call 1-800-GRE-CALL.
- Visit the following website for more information about the test and free
test preparation software: http://www.gre.org/
- The GRE Subject Test in Mathematics
- You must register for a test at least 6 weeks prior the test date.
- Registration deadlines and test dates can be viewed at the website: http://www.gre.org/testdate.html#cbdates.
- To register for a test there are 2 options:
- Option 1: Go to the website:
and register on-line by clicking the on-line registration@ link.
- Option 2: Register by mail by obtaining a GRE Bulletin
packet, which contains the necessary registration materials.
This can be done by clicking on the AGRE Bulletin@ link at:
and either downloading the packet or requesting a free copy.
An alternative to computer use is to call 1-800-GRE-CALL and
request a copy.
- Visit the following website for more information about the test:
- Filling Out Applications
The easiest and often preferred way to do this is on-line. However,
you may request a paper copy of the application forms by contacting any
institution's graduate school. The easiest way to obtain contact information
for a graduate school is by going to the institution's website (where you
might as well just fill out the on-line application :). Also, application
instructions will alert you to the necessary forms for letters of
recommendation, transcript requests, and any other departmental specific
information required (which may vary slightly between institutions).
Notes: Institutions will require GRE scores. You will be allowed to send all
scores to 4 institutions each time you take a GRE exam (general or subject),
but you'll have to pay to have them sent to any additional schools. Information
about sending scores to more than 4 institutions can be found in the
GRE Bulletin packet (which can be obtained by following the Step 2, part b),
Option 2 instructions above).
Have any more questions?
Click here for some Frequently Asked Questions.
Prepared by Jassem Shahrani, 02/01/2002