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Prelim Exams and Coursework

Current Prelim Policy: Graduate students are required to receive 2 Passes without accumulating 3 Fails within 3 years of entering the graduate program. MS students are allowed to take prelims and all passes and fails will count towards their progress. Any prelims taken by a graduate student become part of their permanent prelim record.

A no-show will count as a Fail if a student signed up and did not withdraw by the specific withdrawal deadline unless there are unusual circumstances such as a medical excuse, a family emergency etc. Any exception to the no-show fail policy can only be made if a written request is submitted by the student to the Associate Director for Graduate Studies and Grad Student Services Coordinator and approved by the Associate Director for Graduate Studies.

Prelim Topics and Preparatory Coursework

Archive of Past Prelim Exams