Qualifying  Exams

Qualifying exams are given each August and January. The deadline to sign up is early November for January exams and early April for the August exams. (You can still sign up after these dates, but only if the exams you propose to take do not conflict with one another.)

If you intend to take a qualifying exam in August 2018, the sign up (Google Forms) will be available in mid-February 2018. 

August 2018 Exam Dates:

August 6:
Algebra
Geometry/Topology*
Mathematical Statistics

August 8:
Analysis
Applied Statistics

August 10:
Probability

*Students admitted after January 2018 are not eligible to take the Geometry/Topology Qualifying Exam.


Language Exams

The next language exam will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9 am - 12 pm in Kirwan 3206 (Colloquium Room). The deadline for signing up is Monday, April 9, 2018 at 12 pm. 


Language Exams (in French, German and Russian) are administered each semester, usually on a Saturday in October or November and a Saturday in April. Students for whom Saturday exams present a religious problem should contact the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, and an alternative arrangement will be made.

If you intend to take one of these exams, the sign will up via Google Forms. The Google Sign-Up Form will be available in mid-February 2018.

If you are planning a graduation this year and have not yet passed a language exam, please make sure to take the exam this cycle.