Guillaume Dewaele

Entering a PhD Program in Chemistry - How to prepare for the qualifying examinations?

Discussion created by Guillaume Dewaele on Jun 10, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 8, 2015 by Guillaume Dewaele

Hi everyone!

Here is especially for PhD students who will take (or took) qualifying examinations: you may help me.

Next Fall I will enter the PhD Program in Chemistry of the City University of New York. Upon arrival, I will take qualifying examinations in each of the following three subjects: Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry - Quantum, and Inorganic Chemistry. It will consist of a multiple choice examination (ACS format). An A grade in the qualifying exam will permit me to be exempted from any first level course so long as it is not my chosen sub-discipline.

Does anyone know where I can find valuable material to prepare these exams?

Is any sample of qualifying examinations from past years available?


Thank you so much for your help.