Each year in the program, a student must furnish to the chair of CHSS a brief written report on his or her progress in the program. The report should be submitted by May 1st. The report should indicate what courses have been taken and completed, what research accomplished, what talks given or papers published. If the student is in candidacy, he or she should also furnish a copy to his or her dissertation chair and indicate what progress has been made on the dissertation; the report should include a schedule specifying when remaining research and chapters will be completed. The dissertation chair will sign the copy and return it to the chair of CHSS.

Students who have reached the end of the academic year with some courses incomplete must complete those courses by the beginning of the next academic year; they will not be allowed to register until all courses have been completed.