# 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. Information about the Emerging Scholars Program

5. Resources for AP Math review

6. Links to Harvard Math events and community

HOW TO MAKE SENSE OF YOUR PLACEMENT SCORE AND MATH PLACEMENT ADVISINGThis link takes you to a video that explains how you should interpret the score on your Harvard Math Placement Test and how your recommended placement was determined. If you question your recommended math course placement, you can make an appointment to talk to an advisor on this page starting August 17, 2022. There will be a Zoom information and question/answer session about placement scores on Wednesday, August 10 from 3-4:30pm (EDT). For Zoom coordinates to this meeting, click here. Look here after August 11 for a link to a recording of this session. |

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 Thursday, August 11 from 5-6:30pm (EDT). For Zoom coordinates to this meeting, click here. The session wasn’t recorded due to a Zoom snafu, but last year’s session was recorded and the link to the recording is here. The questions last year are all relevant for this year and vice-versa. |

THE EMERGING SCHOLARS PROGRAMHere is a Link to the Emerging Scholars Program that supports STEM-interested students that are enrolled in introductory calculus. |

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 Night |