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The qualifying examination is one of the steps that must be completed before a graduate student is admitted to candidacy. THIS EXAM SHOULD BE TAKEN DURING OR AT THE END OF YOUR FOURTH SEMESTER IN GRADUATE SCHOOL. Taking the exam during the summer after the end of the second year is also acceptable, but note that it is difficult to convene a committee during the summer.