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Qualifying exam deadlines

Deadlines for CSE application:

  • August 21, 2020 for September 2020 Qualifying Exam
  • December 18, 2020 for January 2021 Qualifying Exam
  • April 23, 2021 for May 2021 Qualifying Exam

Exam dates:

  • September 2020 Qualifying Exam:  September 14 – October 2, 2020
  • January 2021 Qualifying Exam:  January 19 – January 29, 2021
  • May 2021 Qualifying Exam:  May 10 – May 28, 2021

Prelim papers must be uploaded at least one week (i.e. five business days) prior to the start of each qualifying/prelim exam cycle. More information is available in the CSE Graduate Programs Guide.

Registration and course drop deadlines

The U-M Office of the Registrar website provides access to course registration and drop/add dates. To access this information, visit this webpage. Under “Calendar Type,” select “Registration.” Select the academic term you are interested in from the drop-down menu. Then press “Submit.”

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