Comprehensive Exams for Economics and Economics-Combined Senior Majors.
The standard written exam for Economics and Economics-Combined majors is the Major Field Test (MFT) in Economics. (In addition, Economics-Combined majors may have other components for the written exam.) The test is tentatively scheduled to be administered on the afternoon of Saturday, March 1, 2014 in a room to be announced. Students should arrive at 1:30pm, bringing a photo ID. The exam will last from 2-4pm. No calculators allowed. You must registe and pay for the exam by Friday December 6, 2013 paying the $35 fee with cash or a check to the Whitman College Business Office in the Memorial Bldg. If you need special accommodation for the exam, contact Matt Fox, Director of Testing firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 6, 2013 and also notify Pete Parcells (Chair, Department of Economics).
Oral exams are tentatively scheduled to be administered starting Sunday March 2, 2014 and will continue throughout the next two weeks until completed. Economics majors are to sign up for one-hour time slots for the oral exam no later than noon on Friday, February 21, 2014. The sign-up sheet will made available online only on Wednesday February 19 at noon. An email will be sent out with instructions before the signup date. Economics-Combined majors should contact Professor Parcells after noon on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 to arrange the separate scheduling of their oral exam with the relevant Economics professor and the professor of the other major or program.
Senior Class Representatives will be disseminating information about the Major Exams (practice exams, review sessions, etc.)
Here is some information about the Major Field Test (the written exam).