The qualifying exam is given twice a year, during Fall and Spring quarters. The next scheduled exam is:

Monday, September 18, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Exam time is subject to change. Calculators are allowed on the exam.

To sign up, please email the Math Office at and provide:

- Your Student ID W#

- A 4 digit code that will be  used in lieu of your name on the test. It can be numbers or letters or symbols, your choice.

The Mathematics Department has established a Qualifying Exam Syllabus as a guide for students preparing for the exam, as well as for faculty writing the exam. Linked below are the exams given since Fall 2006.

Past Exams