Grad Policies: Final Program of Study (White Card)

By the end of your 6th semester, when you are ready to apply for the Qualifying Exam, you should complete the Final Program of Study, also known as a White Card available on the department website (please note that students cannot advance to candidacy without an approved White Card on file) . The courses you list on the White Card need not be the same as those you listed on your Blue Card. However, the courses you do list will constitute your final program. Any changes you wish to make after having the card approved and signed by your advisor and the Vice Chair requires a petition. Please refer to the department website to see a sample of some approved White Cards.