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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hi everyone,

I'm an American math undergrad, hoping to eventually become a professor. I was accepted to the Cambridge Part III course, and it looks like it would be fun in terms of the wide selection of classes and meeting other math students.

However, I'm a little uncertain of my abilities. I know that as an American student, our college education has more "general education" and is less focused on purely math. I go to a small university, so I don't really know how I measure up compared to other American students, much less other students from around the world.

Does acceptance to the course indicate a good chance of passing or is it actually fairly easy to get in? Are there other mathematicians out there who went to college in the US and could tell me what kind of a background and mathematical ability are needed to do well in the course?

Thanks.

I'm an American math undergrad, hoping to eventually become a professor. I was accepted to the Cambridge Part III course, and it looks like it would be fun in terms of the wide selection of classes and meeting other math students.

However, I'm a little uncertain of my abilities. I know that as an American student, our college education has more "general education" and is less focused on purely math. I go to a small university, so I don't really know how I measure up compared to other American students, much less other students from around the world.

Does acceptance to the course indicate a good chance of passing or is it actually fairly easy to get in? Are there other mathematicians out there who went to college in the US and could tell me what kind of a background and mathematical ability are needed to do well in the course?

Thanks.