The links in the left column should answer a lot of your questions. If something's still unclear after looking over that information, then
- contact Dr. Blake Thornton (314-935-6301) for questions related to the Calculus Placement Exam, or the calculus and differential equations courses, or other questions about placement in mathematics courses
- there will be a Department Open House for incoming freshmen and their guests on Friday, August 26, 3-5 p.m. in the Math Department Lounge (Cupples I, room 200) where we'll have some chips and cookies. Several faculty members will be available to say hello and to answer questions.
This is a useful collection of information compiled at Duke University.
Transfer students entering Washington University
Your undergraduate school at Washington University (Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Business, Art, or Architecture) will arrange that credits for any appropriate mathematics courses taken elsewhere get transferred and entered on your Washington University record. To do this, your undergraduate office needs an official transcript from your previous school (make sure one that one has been sent that includes your most recent grades).
In transferring mathematics credits, the Mathematics Department is usually consulted to see which courses here are equivalent to courses you've already taken. This is especially true for any "upper level" courses beyond calculus and differential equations. Your courses might temporarily be transferred simply as "math electives" until we can make an evaluation of the courses or if the course doesn't have a precise counterpart here. It will help use to evaluate your math background if you bring along some information about previous math courses, for example:
- a course syllabus
- the name of the textbook you used and its author(s)
- the text book itself or a photocopy of the table of contents
- a URL to the location where your previous school posts a description or syllabus for the course
The more information you can provide, the better job we can do in getting you the correct credits and placing you into the right courses here.
All New Students and Inquirers
Our Undergraduate Mathematics Web Page can give you some idea about what's going on for majors in our department. Links there will also lead you to information about math major/minor requirements and lots of other information.
High School Students
If you're visiting campus and would like to meet with a faculty member, please tell the Admissions Office; the staff there will try to set up a meeting for you.