How to Apply

Summer 2015 Program Dates

The summer 2015 program will be from Sunday, June 14, 2015 to Sunday, August 9, 2015.


Undergraduate student participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Students who have received their bachelor's degrees and are no longer enrolled as undergraduates are generally not eligible to participate.

All current full-time or part-time undergraduate students who have completed one full year of calculus and one course in linear algebra are eligible to apply.

Application Materials

For helpful tips on putting together your application, please see this document: How to submit a competitive application
There are three files that you need to download to begin the application process. Two of the files are Microsoft Word forms. You will need Microsoft Word to complete these forms. If you do not have Microsoft Word, you might try Open Office. The third file is a PDF file that gives instructions to your references on what we need in a letter of recommendation.

Download the 2015 Application Form (Microsoft Word Document)
Download the 2015 Confidential Data Form (Microsoft Word Document)
Download the 2015 Instructions for Recommendation Letters (PDF)

Your completed application form and transcripts should be mailed to Prof. William Dickinson (see the application form for address information) or e-mailed to Sandee Snyder at
The Confidential Data Form should be e-mailed to Laurie Finkler at
Completed applications (with reference letters) received by February 20, 2015 will receive full consideration.

March 8 Common Reply Date

This REU participates in the Mathematical Sciences REU Common Reply Date agreement. Any student who receives an offer from an REU that participates in the Common Reply Date agreement, including this REU, is not required to accept or decline to the offer until March 8 (or later). The goal of the Common Reply Date agreement is to help students make informed decisions, particularly when faced with the potential of receiving offers from multiple REUs.