Hello!

As I mentioned in another post, I only applied to one program and got rejected from it this year .

I come from a physics background and so as far as math his concerned, I took the standard calculus sequence, linear algebra, differential equations, and an upper division linear algebra course (textbook "Linear Algebra Done right" an awesome book!). In addition, I took two "mathematical methods" course as an undergrad which include special functions and PDEs.

I would like to move to switch to applied math. Although I have all the prerequisites to get to the program, I feel that I can be more competitive if I take some pure math courses this year. However, I don't want to spend $$ on tuition!

Anybody knows if auditing courses is taken seriously by graduate schools?

Also, is programming considered a plus in applied math graduate programs?

Thanks in advance!