Candidacy requirements

Application to candidacy
It is the responsibility of the student to file for degree candidacy upon completion of 12 semester hours or during the term in which 18 semester hours will be completed. Hours over 18 are subject to forfeiture. A cumulative average of 3.0 or better and successful completion of a departmental written examination are required to qualify for the awarding of a degree candidacy status. Applications for advancement to candidacy may be obtained from the Graduate Office or the Department of Technology.


Your application to candidacy must be on file in the Graduate Office at the time you register for an exam.  (For more information, contact the Graduate Office at 315.312.3692.) 

Candidacy exam application
Please complete and return the application form to the Department of Technology or email it to techdept@oswego.edu the Monday before the test date. There will be two exam periods -- 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., so you may take two exams in one day. Exams will be administered online. Please check with the department for updates on future offerings.

Upcoming candidacy exams:

Spring 2022 - May 7
Summer 2022 - August 13
Fall 2022 - December 3
Spring 2023 - May 6