Purdue University - Department of Computer Science - Prelim Procedure Instructions

Procedure for Students Arranging a Preliminary Examination

Plan

Get approvals

  • Send an e-mail to csgrad@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 name of the CS faculty members you and your advisor suggest to be appointed as an additional member of your exam committee. Provide email documentation that s/he 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

  • Stop by the CS Graduate Office to confirm that your exam will take place.
  • After the exam, the committee should complete the electronic Form 10 (Report of Exam Results) online.  It will be visible to and must be signed by the Committe Chair first, and then will be available to the remainder of the examining committee.  The supplementary exam form has been integrated into the Form 11 and is no longer needed on paper.

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Last Updated: Sep 13, 2018 2:11 PM

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