Whether or not the written portion of the Preliminary Examination is required, there will be mid-program review meeting between the student and the Ph.D. Committee. The purpose of the mid-program review is to assess the student=s performance on the written examination, if required, the student=s academic and career objectives, plan of study, grades, and other evidence of academic progress. If the student was required to take the written Preliminary Exam, the committee will decide at the end of the meeting if the student should continue with the program, should not continue, or should continue under specified conditions. At least one week before the meeting with the Ph.D. Committee, the student is required to submit a completed program of studies, including the selection of a major professor and advisory committee.