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Comps

The senior comprehensive project, or "Comps", is the capstone of every Carleton student's academic life. You'll often hear it used as a verb: "I'm compsing this term." Seniors must complete a comps project in their major in order to graduate. For students going on to graduate school, it provides a good taste of what it's like to write a long-form dissertation. Usually completed in the latter part of senior year.