The next Qualifier will be held on: January 22 & 23, 2018

Sign-up for the Spring 2018 Qualifying Exam here.

The Qualifying Exam consists of two parts: Classical Physics and Quantum Physics.

First-year students are welcome to take a “free try” during January of their first year. (Especially well-prepared students can request permission to take their free try in August when they first arrive.) This will not count toward the three exam limit.

A year after matriculation, students must take the “first try” of the exam, and take their second and third tries in the subsequent semesters. If the student cannot pass both parts of the Qualifying Exam after the Fall of their third year, they can appeal the Qualifying Committee to have an Oral Examination.

Here are some previous exams:

Classical Mechanics Quantum Mechanics
Fall 2017 Part I Fall 2017 Part II
Spring 2017 Part I Spring 2017 Part II