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Comprehensive Examination > How do I Register?

There are just three steps to registering for comps:

1 Fill out and return the Comprehensive Examination Verification Form
You may download the Comprehensive Examination Verification Form. Once you have completed the form, please return it to the LIS office:

email: cua-lis[at]
hand deliver to LIS Offices, Law School Room 314
 fax: 202-319-5574
or mail it to:

Library and Information Science
CSL 314
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC 20064

2 Meet with you advisor to complete the Advisee Comps Checklist form (.docx)

3 Fill out and submit the Diploma Application

Please submit your diploma application by selecting “Graduation: Apply” in the Academic section of the Student Center in Cardinal Students.  Please note that a diploma will not be provided to you if this form is not provided in a timely way.

4 Register for the exam LSC 698A or 698B in Cardinal Students by add/drop
In order to take comps, you must be registered for the comprehensive exam through Cardinal Students. You register for the exam in the same way that you register for a class. If you are taking classes in the same semester during which you are taking comps, register for LSC 698A. If you are not taking classes in the same semester during which you are taking comps, please register for LSC 698B Master's Comps (no classes). Those who sign up for LSC 698B, master's without classes, are charged for one credit.

If you decide not to take comps after you have registered, you must drop in Cardinal Students. Students may drop comps anytime before comps is scheduled to begin. But please contact LIS office if you decide to drop after add/drop deadline.