|Dec 1||Application deadline||Student|
|Early-Jan||Interview invitations sent||CB DGS|
|~February||Selected applicants are interview during Open House||CB DGS|
|~March||Acceptance notifications sent||CB DGS|
|April 15||Deadline: Students accept offers of admission||Student|
|April-Aug||Follow grad School "to do" guidelines||Student|
|April-June||Begin reaching out to faculty to setup your first lab rotations||Student|
First Semester, Year 01
|Aug 16||Start of Fall semester||Student|
|Early-Sept||Submit DGS as temporary Special Committee chair (by 3rd week of classes||Student|
|~Nov||Arrange for 2nd lab rotation||Student|
|~Nov||Pre-enrollment for spring courses||Student|
|Late Dec-Mid-Jan||Time-off for holidays (with permission from current PI or DGS)||Student|
Second Semester, Year 01
|~Jan 16-20||Start Spring semester||Student|
|Mid-Feb||CB Recruitment Open House (required to assist and help coordinate events, in conjunction with other CB students||Student|
|~April||Arrange for 3rd lab rotation||Student|
Summer, Year 01
|May 16||Start Summer lab rotation||Student|
|July 1||Complete hire paperwork for Payroll||Student|
|Aug 1-5||Deadline for selection of dissertation lab||Student|
|Aug 16||Begin your dissertation work in permanent lab||Student|
Year 02 and Beyond
OFFICIAL POLICY on Funding Support:
Your funding is guaranteed your first year by the program (1st year students not required to TA) and the following years to you by your PI (minimum 3 years, option of a 4th, which is up to your PI). For these latter years, 2nd-4th (and 5th if ok'd by your PI) the exact form of your funding is up to your PI. This means that your PI may decide to fund you the entire time on an RA/GRA or a fellowship available to them and/or they may have you TA for some of the semesters at their discretion.
Special Committee formation: You are required to have a full special committee by the end of your third semester.
A Exam: To qualify as a PhD candidate, you must pass your A Exam before the start of your seventh semester.
B Exam: After completing all degree requirements, but not earlier than one month before completing the minimum registration unit requirements. At least two registration units must be earned between passing the A Exam and the scheduling of the B Exam.
At All Times in the CB Program:
Students are required to abide by all of the policies set by the Graduate School.