You must apply to take your comprehensive exam by April 27 in order to be guaranteed an exam in June. Late applications will not be accepted. Once applications are received, we will be able to determine the exact dates of each exam. New this year: applications should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org using the following electronic form:
Also please note that there is no longer a fee required with the application for the exam(s) and there are no more paper forms. Be sure to check the box(es) on the form for the exam(s) you wish to take.
Exams will be given between Monday, June 6th and Friday, June 10th, 2011 (exact dates of each exam to be announced later). You must be in the exam room (location TBA) no later than 10:00 am on the day of your exam. You will have until 2:30 pm to complete your exams. (Going over the time limit is not allowed.) Anyone requesting special accommodations for a learning disability MUST make the request through Academic Support Services (but also register with the department by checking the appropriate box on the electronic application form).
In general, comprehensives should be taken as soon as possible after you have completed the required courses for each exam. Rules for comps (including time limits and numbers of permitted attempts) are found at
for MA students.
If you have any administrative questions about the application process, please call (202) 885-3770.