Each graduate student enrolled in the program is required to file a status report with the Program Office every semester. A form outlining the general format for this report can be obtained from the Program Office. Such reports are to be nontechnical in nature and should describe the student's progress in meeting the formal requirements for the degree being sought. In particular, it should report plans for actions during the next semester that will lead to such progress. The general intent is to encourage the student to focus on his or her academic objectives and to alert the Program Office to current and potential problems students may be encountering in the timely progress toward their degree.