# Math Department Information for Incoming First Year Students

For any questions about the Calculus courses, email calculus@math.harvard.edu

Scroll down this page for information about the following:

1. How to make sense of your Math placement score

2. First year Math courses at Harvard

3. Should I take Math 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 55, or AM22?

4. Resources for AP Math review

5. Links to Harvard Math events and community

HOW TO MAKE SENSE OF YOUR PLACEMENT SCORE AND MATH PLACEMENT ADVISINGThere was a Zoom information and question/answer session about placement scores and how to make sense of them on Monday, August 7, 2023 from 3-4:30pm (EDT). Here is a link to a recording of this Zoom session. If you still have questions or concerns about your Math placement advice after this meeting, you can make an appointment to talk to an advisor on this page starting August 17 (please have patience until then). |

FIRST YEAR MATH COURSES AT HARVARDThis PDF document has almost all the information that a person at Harvard needs with regards to courses for the start of the first semester. It describes the basic courses, how to distinguish them, how to sign up for them and who to contact for further advice. For even more about Math courses, see the Undergraduate Courses and Concentration Information web page. |

SHOULD I TAKE MATH 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 55 OR AM 22?If your Math Placement Recommendation says one of Math 18a—55a or AM 22a, and you are confused as to which to take after reading this PDF document, then come to the Zoom information/question-answer session on Tuesday, August 8 from 6-7:30 pm (EDT). Here is a recording of the Zoom session. |

MATH PRACTICE AND REVIEWSee this PDF for links to tutorials, practice and review of the AP material. See this other website for warm-up exercises and review for Harvard’s Math 1a and Math 1b. |

MATH EVENTS AND COMMUNITYBelow are links to Harvard Undergraduate Math Organizations, Math Events Calendar and the monthly Math Memo Harvard Gender Inclusivity in Mathematics: harvardgiim.org Harvard Undergraduate Math Association: harvardhuma.org Harvard Mathematics Department Undergraduate Events Overview Math Table and the Open Neighborhood Seminar. Undergraduate Directed Reading Program Harvard Math NightFor more information regarding the greater Math community, see the Math Community page website. |