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2024 Kossack Exam

Boyd 326

About This Exam:

The 2024 Kossack Exam is a two hour exam that will be held April 6, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  We will not allow calculators on this year's test.

The exam is based on the standard topics in MATH 2250-2260, but not including sequences, series, or vectors.  The awards for the top three finishers will consist of certificates and modest cash prizes (totaling about $300), to be presented at the Mathematics Department Awards Day on April 29, 2024.

Additional resources:  Departmental Syllabi | Kossack Topics   

Past Exams: 2006 Exam | 2015 Exam 2017 Exam 
Solution Set: 2015 Solutions
Note: No other solution sets will be publicized.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be a current undergraduate and have not previously taken the Kossack Exam.
  • You must be currently enrolled or have completed one of the following courses (or an equivalent) after Spring 2023: Math 2260, Math 2310H, Math 2410, Math 2410H.
  • Any first year student who earned AP credit or equivalent for Math 2260 during Fall 2023 is also eligible.


Exam Registration:

Students interested in taking the Kossack Prize exam should send an email to testreg @ 
Your email should include the following and should be done no later than March 31, 2024.

  • First and Last Name.
  • Preferred email address.
  • Declared Major.
  • List of Calculus Courses taken: semester, year, instructor name.

If you have any questions or concerns about the exam, please contact us at testreg @


2024 Kossack Exam Committee:

Michael Klipper (Chair), Phil Bergonio, Matthew Just, Gordana Matic, Shuzhou Wang


About This Award:

The award honors Carl F. Kossack, a retired member of the University's Mathematics and Statistics Departments. The grant supporting the prize was provided by one of Kossack's former calculus students in appreciation of Kossack's dedication to superior teaching.

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