REGISTRATION FOR COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS
(master’s and doctoral students)
Registration for Comprehensive Examinations and Adviser Audit: A graduate student planning to sit for comprehensive examinations must register online for the semester he/she plans to sit for them and before the drop/add deadline. In addition, one of the forms found on the following pages is to be completed for each MAJOR and MINOR Comprehensive Examination a graduate student must take. The student must complete the top portion and submit the form to his/her adviser, who will review and sign it, attach an audit of coursework, and submit to the Assistant Dean for Academics for final approval at least two weeks before the date of the examination. The student cannot sit for the comprehensive examinations without having followed these procedures even if he/she has registered for them. The student chooses the registration form pertinent to his/her particular degree program and type of comprehensive (major/minor):
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (to be used for both MAJOR and MINOR Comprehensive Examinations)
Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) in Piano Pedagogy and Vocal Pedagogy (to be used for both MAJOR and MINOR Comprehensive Examinations)
Minor in Musicology (for D.M.A. students in performance degree programs)
Dates and Times for Comprehensive Examinations: the university posts the dates and times for comprehensive
exams. Please consult the Academic Calendar at: http://enrollmentservices.cua.edu/ .
Location of Comprehensive Examinations: Normally, comprehensive examinations are held in the
Use of computers: Please inquire of Mr. Alexander Wolniak (firstname.lastname@example.org) regarding the use of a computer (with Internet access shut off) for the purpose of typing one’s responses. Be aware that most comprehensive examinations in music also require hand writing directly on scores.
What is allowed and what is not allowed in the room: Bottled water is permitted, but no food or other drink. No books, papers, or other reference items are permitted in the room unless express permission has been previously granted by the dean’s office.
Proctor: The student is expected to follow all instructions of the Proctor regarding all matters pertaining to the exams, including permission to leave the room to use the restrooms.
Results: The student should expect to receive the results of the comprehensive examinations within three to four weeks of the exams, longer for comps taken in summer (July).