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Mathematics Department

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Checklist to Apply for a Graduate Assistantship & Admission
in the UT Mathematics Department

To apply for admission and assistantship to the graduate program, visit the UT Graduate Admissions website for the on-line graduate admissions and assistantship application. (Graduate & International Admissions, 201 Student Services Building, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0220)

1. _____ the Graduate Application for Admission, submitted with the required sixty dollar ($60.00) application fee. (Consult the catalog, brochure, or web site for deadlines),

2. _____ initially, unofficial or student copies of your transcripts may be uploaded to the Admisisons site, but official transcripts from each college or university that you have attended must be submitted for you to receive complete admission. These transcripts should be sent directly from those institutions, and,

If you are an international applicant,
3. _____ an official report of your TOEFL score, to be sent directly by the testing agency.

To apply for a graduate teaching assistantship in the Mathematics Department: Effective fall 2012, the graduate teaching assistantship application is a supplemental form within the Graduate Admissions Application. As you apply for admission, you have the option of completing the supplmental form and applying for an assistantship at the same time.

a. _____ the admission/assistantship application form,

b. _____ transcripts of your complete college and university work to date will be downloaded from the Admission web site after you have uploaded them and applied, if you are an international student, your TOEFL score,

c. _____ letters of recommendation from at least three of your professors commenting on your academic ability, your potential as a teaching assistant, and (if you are an international applicant) your fluency in English. We prefer to receive letters rather than the Graduate Rating Forms, although the latter are acceptable. Your recommenders will be contacted via email when you submit their names on the application form.

While the Graduate Record Exams (GRE)are not required, we strongly encourage you to take these tests and furnish us with your scores. Scores on the advanced mathematics exam are particularly useful to us.

To maximize your chances of receiving an assistantship, you should arrange
for the above materials to reach us by February 1, 2015.

Please feel free to call, write or e-mail us at gradprogram@math.utk.edu at any time to check on the status of your assistantship application. Inquiries regarding the status of your application for admission should be directed to Graduate Admissions and Records, 865-974-3251 or e-mail them at graduateadmissions@utk.edu.

Sincerely,

Jan Rosinski, Chairman
Assistantship Committe