Student Examinations

The Senior Comprehensive Examination

Completion of this examination is a requirement for graduation.

The Senior Comprehensive Examination (SCE) is a follow-up of the Rising Junior Examination. It assesses general education knowledge and competencies. The SCE tests the student’s ability to think critically and logically and the ability to analyze and synthesize information. This examination also requires the student to demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge learned in a variety of situations. This examination is generally administered to students during the first semester of their senior year (or during the semester prior to their last semester before graduation).

Seating is limited. No walk‐up appointments are available.

Administration Dates Administration Times
January 27, 2020 9:00am and 1:30pm
January 28, 2020 1:30pm
January 29, 2020 9:00am and 1:30pm
January 30, 2020 9:00am and 1:30pm

The Major Field Test

Completion of this examination is a requirement for graduation.

The Major Field Test (MFT) is required of all seniors and is designed to assess the competence of seniors within their major and closely related fields. Most MFTs are field standardized, but if no acceptable standardized examination is available in the student’s major, the department or division will prepare a departmental examination to be administered to the students. This examination is administered generally during the last semester of the senior year and generally assesses the candidate’s subject matter knowledge in his/her major field of study. This examination is a requirement for graduation. The results of this examination are provided to the advisor and department faculty to ensure a review of the curriculum and for advisement purposes. Based on the results of this test, the student may be advised to take additional courses or perform other work in order to meet graduation requirements.

Seating is limited. No walk‐up appointments are available.

Administration Dates Administration Times
January 27, 2020 9:00am and 1:30pm
January 28, 2020 1:30pm
January 29, 2020 9:00am and 1:30pm
January 30, 2020 9:00am and 1:30pm