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What Are the Steps to Fulfill Preliminary Exam Requirements?

Use this table to make sure you fulfill all the requirements related to your preliminary exam.
 

Step  What to Do When  Approved by
1 Establish an advisory committee and submit a degree plan to the Graduate and Professional School. 
 
Prior to the deadline set by the student's college; no later than 90 days prior to preliminary examination.  Advisory committee, department head and the Graduate and Professional School.
Complete formal course work detailed on the approved degree plan, as defined by the graduate catalog Before preliminary examination.  
3 Student and chair review eligibility requirements for the preliminary exam using the Preliminary Exam Checklist & Report
 
Before preliminary examination.   
4 Student checks the availability of committee members. 
 
Several weeks before the proposed date of the preliminary examination.   
5 Student prepares and submits any petitions to the degree plan found necessary by the review of the eligibility requirements. 
 
At least three weeks before the proposed date of the preliminary examination.  Advisory committee, department head or chair of the intercollegiate faculty, and the Graduate and Professional School 
6 When the exam date is determined, the department may announce schedule.  Committee chair and department head or intercollegiate faculty chair   
7 The student should complete the Preliminary Examination no later than the end of the semester following the completion of the formal coursework on the degree plan. Results must be received by the Graduate and Professional School 10 working days after exam date from the department.  Advisory committee, department head or chair of the intercollegiate faculty, and the Graduate and Professional School   
8 The Graduate and Professional School notifies the student and chair of any actions necessary to rectify any deficiencies.  Following the review of the Preliminary Exam Checklist & Report  






 

 

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