Depending on the institution, your comprehensive exam(s) is another hurdle to jump through to obtain your Ph.D. Some institutions call them your comprehensive exams, others call them qualification exams. I just finished my two qualification exams, and I feel good … kinda!
I hope I did well, but to have these exams in the middle of the semester while I am teaching, research, and conducting other academic responsibilities can be stressful and overwhelming! Don’t fret … I chose to do them in the middle of the semester, so I guess I asked for it.
They say that if you made it far enough to the qualification exam process then there is no reason why you wouldn’t do well on the exams. I sure hope this is the case. Anyhow, I’m one step closer to ABD … all but dead!
Know that when you get to this point, you are not alone! I had lots of support from friends, family, colleagues, and professors and advisors. Thank you all!