I am applying to a good quantitative program and they have a section where they want me to list what textbooks I used and what material was covered in certain prereqs for the program. How detailed should I be with these? Right now I have the name of the book and every chapter heading that we covered. I also have topics listed from supplementary slides and more advanced versions of the same courses that I'm taking now listed underneath them along with those topics.

Is that too much?

  • What exactly did they ask for? Feb 15 '15 at 19:53
  • * Describe the calculus based probability course you've taken (include the textbook name and topics covered) * Describe the calculus based mathematical statistics course you've taken (include the textbookand topics covered) * Describe the regression analysis course you've taken (include the textbook name and topics covered) Feb 15 '15 at 20:46
  • It sounds like the information you have is just what they asked for. Feb 16 '15 at 22:43
  • I am voting to close as non-generalizable because I believe this question was answered in comments, and the answer boils down to: "follow the particular application instructions given by the particular program"
    – jakebeal
    May 2 '15 at 16:20

The forms probably have some space reserved for this, that should give you a fair idea of how much you are supposed to write. In any case, concentrate on the final courses of the relevant line(s), don't list everything from freshman up.

  • It was an online form and I ended up being very detailed about the specific courses they asked about. Not sure if that was a good idea, but I got in! Aug 30 '15 at 23:11

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