Purdue University - Department of Computer Science - Prelim Procedure Instructions

Procedure for Students Arranging a Preliminary Examination


Get approvals

  • Send an e-mail to grad-info@cs.purdue.edu with the Subject Line: "Preliminary Exam Committee". Your message should include:
    1. Your full name
    2. Your advisor’s name
    3. The members of your advisory committee
    4. The names of two CS faculty members you and your advisor suggest – one will be appointed as an additional member of your exam committee. Provide email documentation that one has agreed to serve as the additional member.
    5. A paragraph describing your research

The Graduate Secretary will process your prelim exam committee request and obtain approval from the Chair of the CS Graduate Committee and others as needed. When your prelim exam committee has been formed and approved, you will be notified via email that you may proceed with scheduling the exam.

  • Reserve a room, Add Events here: https://roomschedule.mypurdue.purdue.edu/

  • Go to MyPurdue to complete Form 8 (for instructions)

    • The title of the thesis is tentative.

    • This request must be received by the Graduate School at least 3 weeks prior to the requested exam date.

    • When the Form 8 is approved, a Form 10 (Report of Exam Results) will be created for the committee.

Exam day

  • Print a Supplementary Form for Examination  to be completed by the examining committee during the exam.
  • Return exam form to the CS Graduate Office after the exam.
  • The committee should complete the electronic Form 10 (Report of Exam Results) online.  It will be visible to the Committe Chair first, and then to the remainder of the examining committee

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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2018 12:02 PM

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