Student Progress Review

Annual Review of BCB Student Progress

Continued participation in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program and financial support are contingent upon satisfactory progress towards the degree. The progress of all students in the BCB program is evaluated each year by the BCB Chair or members of the BCB Supervisory Committee. This evaluation is based primarily on information within the BCB Program Requirements Checklist. The Annual Review also offers an opportunity for BCB students to provide feedback on the program.

Progress will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
• Timely completion of BCB training requirements (see BCB Program Requirements Checklist in Forms section)
• Satisfactory performance in laboratory exploration rotations or satisfactory progress in thesis research
• Satisfactory performance in required/recommended courses

Satisfactory Completion of BCB Courses

The POS committee is responsible for: 1) ensuring that a student's coursework fulfills the BCB requirements, and 2) determining whether required/recommended BCB courses have been satisfactorily completed. In addition, all BCB students must meet the Graduate College Grade Requirements, as described below.

Graduate College Grade Requirements

A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is required by the Graduate College to remain in good standing and receive a tuition credit. The grading scale at ISU is as follows: A (4.0), A- (3.67), B+ (3.33), B (3.0), B- (2.67), C+ (2.33), C (2.0), C- (1.67), D+ (1.33), D (1), and F (0). Research grades (699, 697) do not count toward the GPA.

BCB Program grade requirements were instituted for Fall 2009 and beyond and are here.