Steps to Fulfill Preliminary Exam Requirements

Step What to Do When Approved by
1

Establish an advisory committee and submit a degree plan to OGAPS.

Prior to the deadline set by the student's college; no later than 90 days prior to preliminary examination.

Advisory committee, department head and Office of Graduate and Professional Studies(OGAPS)

2

Complete English Language Proficiency requirements (if applicable) and course work detailed on degree plan.

Before preliminary examination.

 

3

Student and chair review eligibility requirements for the preliminary exam using the Preliminary Exam Checklist & Report.

Before preliminary exam.

 

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 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 and OGAPS

6

When exam date is determined, the department may announce schedule.

 

Committee chair and department head or intercollegiate faculty chair

7

Chair submits the Preliminary Exam Checklist & Report to OGAPS.

Within 10 working days of the date of the scheduled examination. The exam shall be given no earlier than a date at which the student is within 6 credit hours of completion of the formal coursework on the degree plan, and no later than the end of the semester following the completion of the formal coursework on the degree plan. 

Advisory committee

8

Office of Graduate and Professional Studies notifies the student and chair of any actions necessary to rectify any deficiencies.

Following the review of the Preliminary Exam Checklist & Report.