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Qualifying exam deadlines

Deadlines for CSE application:

  • August 11, 2019 for September 2019 Qualifying Exam
  • December 1, 2019 for January 2020 Qualifying Exam
  • April 5, 2020 for May 2020 Qualifying Exam

Exam dates:

  • September qualifying exam: September 9–20, 2019
  • January qualifying exam: January 13-17, 21-24, 2020
  • May qualifying exam: April 27-May 8, 2020

Prelim papers must be uploaded at least one week (i.e. five business days) prior to the start of each qualifying/prelim exam cycle.

Course drop deadlines

January 29th, 2019
The last day to drop a course without a “W” & full tuition refund (Sept. 16 is last day for 1st 7-week session courses)

January 30th through March 20th, 2019
You may drop a course and receive a “w” (includes any change in course elections including vi, p/f, etc.)
Requires signature from instructor & advisor

Beginning March 21st, 2019
Drops approved only for exceptional circumstances and receive a “W” (includes any change in course elections including vi, p/f, etc.)
Requires signatures from instructor, advisor & graduate chair

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