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Final Comprehensive Examination

Congratulations on preparing to schedule your final examination.

Within the first few weeks of your final term, a third committee member will be assigned to your orals committee. You will receive an email from Graduate Studies stating who your third member will be and their contact information (please note it is the students’ responsibility to contact their third member.) In addition, your third member will be listed on your electronic transcript on EagleNET. Please check your transcript periodically to see if the third member information has been added to your record. Please note that during spring quarter it make take several weeks before all third member assignments are made.

If your third member assignment has not been made after the first few weeks of the term, please contact our office to verify your graduation term. You must have applied to graduate before a third member assignment will be made.

You may apply to graduate online through EagleNET. The application is located under the “Student” tab, “Student Records” link. The online application is not available for late applications; if you have missed the application deadline then you will need to contact Graduate Studies at 509.359.2491 to request a paper application. If a late application is accepted, a $14.29 late fee will be assessed.

 

Follow these steps for arranging and scheduling your final exam during your final term.

  1. Prior to doing any scheduling you should have received an email from Graduate Studies with your Graduation Checklist. Make sure you have addressed any and all issues on your checklist before moving forward. If you did not receive an email from Graduate Studies with a checklist please contact our office to verify your graduation term.
  2. Meet with your Committee Chair/Advisor to determine that your project is complete and you have been given permission to proceed with scheduling your orals and contacting your committee members.
  3. Contact ALL THREE committee members to identify possible times for your exam. Confirm the date, time, and location with all three committee members. The time must work for ALL members of your committee.
  4. As soon as the date, time, and location have been confirmed, but no later than two weeks prior to the confirmed exam date submit the TRA (Terminal Research Approval) Form  to the Graduate Studies office in Showalter Hall Room 206.
  5. No later than two weeks prior to the confirmed exam date provide each of your three committee members with a copy of your final document/project/thesis.
  6. Upon completion of your oral examination return the original signed Comprehensive Exam Report Form (this form is sent directly to your committee members from Graduate Studies once your TRA Form is submitted) to Graduate Studies in Showalter Hall Room 206.
  7. Students presenting a thesis must submit the required electronic copy in a single PDF (Computer Science students may submit LaTex version) to gradthesis@ewu.edu within 10 days of successfully defending their thesis or by the last day of the term, whichever comes first.

Failure to comply with deadlines could result in the rescheduling of the comprehensive examination or possible postponement of exams until a future term.

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Studies office at 509.359.2491.

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