You should plan to be on campus all day on Thursday, January 18th to take the placement test. Meet Dr. Lea at her office, TH 308, at 9 am.
This test cannot be "passed" or "failed" -- the entire purpose of
test is to determine where in the program you need to start. We have
in the program with a variety of different backgrounds. Each of you is
individual, and each of you has different needs and different desired
We hope to serve each of you in the optimum way for you. This
will help us to do that.
After taking the test, you should make an appointment with me to
the results and plan your program. Students must appear on the approved
students list to enroll in graduate courses. Advising
appointments will be on Monday, January 22. Classes start on
Wednesday January 24..
Level I English proficiency may be demonstrated by by achieving a
score of 4.5 or above on the analytical writing portion of the GRE or
by taking and
passing the Graduate Essay Test (GET). The schedule
for this test may be obtained from the testing center. You may
prefer to take the writing course SCI 614 during your first
semester, or it may be required as one of the conditions of your
Writing proficiency may not be demonstrated through TOEFL.
You should have received information about registration via internet or touchtone. You may register for classes before the test--subject to possible changes in your program after your advising meeting-- or you may choose to wait until after we meet. If you are planning to take undergraduate courses in departments other than Physics, then you should register for those classes as soon as possible.
Students who will be teaching in Spring 2007 should plan to talk
with Dr. Lockhart or myself about your teaching responsibilities. There
will be a TA training session on Friday January 19th at 3pm in TH 118.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns.