Is there a subforum on StackExchange specifically for math students who have questions about course suggestions, preparation for grad school, etc.?

  • $\begingroup$ Vacuously the answer is no, because there is no concept of "subforum" on StackExchange websites (not outside of StackOverflow, anyway). $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Feb 22, 2014 at 21:36
  • $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila Not even there; facebook.SO experiment was shut down last year. $\endgroup$
    – user127096
    Feb 23, 2014 at 0:20
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    $\begingroup$ you can ask them anywhere. They'll get closed, but, if your lucky someone may answer them before they get censored for a technicality of website organization. There exist users here and elsewhere who care more about helping you than maintaining a neat and tidy site definition. $\endgroup$ Mar 1, 2014 at 16:03

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Update: it came to my attention that graduate admissions are on topic at Academia.SE. See in particular

At present, there is no SE site for undergraduate math career advice. As you probably noticed, Academia.SE is for graduate school and above.

There is a proposal for a site Higher Education:

Proposed Q&A site for questions related to higher education, high school, college and grad school admissions including preparation of standardized tests like GRE, SAT.

The proposal hasn't had much support yet. It's still in the "definition" stage, 11 months after creation. And the example questions appear to be mostly of "preparation for standardized tests" variety.

One issue is that suggestions of courses to take will be specific to your institution, and preparations for graduate study is something that should be tailored to your strengths and weaknesses. An SE site can't replace an academic advisor (I presume you have one).

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    $\begingroup$ As I understand it, Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education is intended to be aimed at teachers and not at students. (There is actually a call to have the name changed to reflect this aim.) I think that questions such as the ones the OP proposes will not be welcome there. $\endgroup$
    – JRN
    Feb 23, 2014 at 1:17
  • $\begingroup$ The issue is I attend an extremely small, low-ranked, no-name school and the faculty here don't seem to make any effort at all when I try to reach out to them for advice. I am unsure of what other options I may have in regards to getting into a decent grad school from a very poor undergrad standpoint. $\endgroup$ Feb 23, 2014 at 1:23
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    $\begingroup$ Going from small, no-name, undergrad school to good graduate school in math? Graduate Record Exam. $\endgroup$
    – GEdgar
    Feb 23, 2014 at 18:15
  • $\begingroup$ @user130018 See the updated answer. $\endgroup$
    – user127096
    Feb 23, 2014 at 19:32

I think this site may be helpful to you, if you don't know it already: http://www.mathematicsgre.com/


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