Advising

Current Math Majors/Minors - test

 

Who are we and what is our role?

The Math department has two academic advisors: Dr. Neha Gupta and Dr. Enid Steinbart. As advisors, our role is to not just help you with your schedule and class choices, but to also help you assess where your strengths lie, and what your long-term goals with your degree are. Through these conversations with you, we will expose you to opportunities that align with your interests, and help you with planning ahead so you can fit them in your degree plan. 

 

Who should you go to for advice?

Even though both of us are always available to you for advise, one of us is assigned to be your primary advisor. The idea is for you to treat your primary advisor as your first point of contact. This allows us to build strong advising relationships with you, which in turn help us to better guide you. If your primary advisor is unavailable, you can always reach out to the other advisor! Note that Dr. Steinbart advises all discrete math majors. 

STUDENT LAST NAME BEGINS WITH ADVISOR

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Dr. Neha Gupta

Set up an advising meeting through gradesfirst.com

neha.gupta@math.gatech.edu

Office: Skiles 220

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All Discrete Math majors

Dr. Enid Steinbart

Set up an advising meeting through gradesfirst.com

steinbart@math.gatech.edu

Office: Skiles 218C

In addition to your academic advisors, there are lots of other avenues available to your for advice. For instance you might speak with: 

  • For career advice at C2D2: Please check here
  • Center for Academic Success for academic coaching: please check here
  • For pre-med/pre-health advising: Please check here
  • For pre-law/pre-teaching advising: Please check here
  • If you are thinking of graduate school or an MBA, you'll need Pre-Graduate or Pre-Professional advising: Please check here

 

To set up a meeting with your advisor:

To schedule an appointment with a math advisor using GradesFirst, first select your major (Math), then select the reason you want to meet (i.e., "Advising"), and finally select "Mathematics" as the location to bring up our advisor calendars.  If you do not see any meeting times posted, you can directly email your advisor for help with appointment scheduling.  The location of your meeting will be the advisor's office location, listed above.

 

Thinking about adding a Math Major/Minor?

We are glad that you are considering adding a math major or a math minor! To get started on the process, you will need to first meet with your current major advisor, and inform that you are considering adding Math. 

To add a math major, you will need to fill out a change of major form which can be accessed here.

To add a math minor, you will need to fill out a change of minor form which can be accessed here

This form needs to be signed by your current major advisor. 

Once you have the paperwork ready, schedule an appointment on Gradesfirst with either Dr. Gupta or Dr. Steinbart by following these instructions:

To schedule an appointment with a math advisor using GradesFirst, first select your major, then select the reason you want to meet (i.e., "Change/Addition of Major"), and finally select "Mathematics" as the location to bring up our advisor calendars.  If you do not see any meeting times posted, you can directly email us at neha.gupta@math.gatech.edu or steinbart@math.gatech.edu for help with appointment scheduling. If you have an appointment with Dr. Gupta, go to Skiles 220. If you have an appointment with Dr. Steinbart, go to Skiles 218C.  

During these meetings, we will assess whether math is a good fit for you, and advise on ways forward. We will also handle your paperwork, so be sure to bring in your forms to this meeting. 

 

Undergraduate Advising at GT - Information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The GT Advising site http://advising.gatech.edu/ has a wealth of information --

Finding advisors in other majors

Tutoring and academic support

Helpful Resources - from transitioning to GT to registration help to GT Campus bus and trolley schedules

FAQ - from "how to change/add a major?", "what minors and certificates are available?", "when are final exams?", to "what is a time ticket?"

 

Undergraduate Research

Students can pursue research with a faculty member for a full semester (Spring, Summer, or Fall).  This effort can be for course credit and is recorded as MATH 2699 or MATH 4699.  If the student is paid, course credit is not awarded, but the course will show up on your transcript as MATH 4698.  See more information about MATH 2699/4699 Undergraduate Research is here .

If you are being paid for research, course credit is not awarded. In this situation, you may take Math 4698 (research assistantship) but are NOT required to do so. The advantage is that the course would appear on the transcript. The disadvantage is that if you are a HOPE scholar, they may count the course against your hours and this may reduce your subsequent support from them. The course must be audited, rather than taken for credit.