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Reexamination Policy (Candidacy Examination: Comprehensive Examination)

A student who fails the candidacy examination, or any part of the comprehensive examination, qualifying examination, or any of the examinations in foreign languages and/or computer language may request reexamination not earlier than one semester following the time of failure, nor later than one year after that date.

No student is permitted a third examination without a recommendation to that effect from the degree program’s sponsoring department and the approval of the University-Wide Graduate Committee. Exceptions to this policy for programs can be made only with the approval of the University-Wide Graduate Committee.

  • School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Stright Hall, Room 101
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1048
  • Phone: 724-357-2222
  • Fax: 724-357-4862
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Summer: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.