Each student must pass separate written examinations on two of the following:
Each examination covers the syllabus in one of the basic courses: Real Analysis I or Complex Analysis I for (a) and Algebra I for (b).
The written candidacy examinations are offered shortly before the beginning of the fall and spring
The written candidacy examinations must be completed by the beginning of the second year. A student may take a written candidacy examination without taking the corresponding course. Placing out of the course does not count as passing the written candidacy examination.
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