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Previous Prelim Exams

Written preliminary exams are offered each fall and spring semester. In order to take the exam, students must register by August 1 (for the fall exam) or December 15 (for the spring exam).

In order to register, you must have completed the following requirements:

  • All coursework for the major fields must be completed.
  • All incompletes must have grades turned in before the registration deadline.
  • Residency and Research and Responsible Scholarship requirements must be fulfilled.
  • GPA of at least 3.5.

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Please see the Director of Graduate Studies with any questions.

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