An essential component of the research based courses (BCMB 9010 and BCMB 9300) is the preparation of a Research Progress Report Form at the end of each grading period. The student must complete Part A of the Report of Advisory Committee Meetings and Research Progress Report Form. If a SAC meeting took place during that semester then the previously submitted report (Part B of the same form) can substitute.The major advisor’s role is to review the report with the student and make additional comments if necessary. The student and Advisor signify approval of the report by signing the form and forwarding it to the academic administrator along with the student’s grade (U or S) for the grading period. Failure to file the report by the end of the grading period results in a grade of “incomplete” being sent to the Registrar’s office.