Resources for Current Students
Everything you need to know to complete your program, degree requirements, qualifying exam information, and more
Where do I find information about:
1. How to register?
2. When are fees due and stipends disburse?
3. Academic Calendar by quarter?
The Registrar website information on how to registrar.
For registration, payment deadlines and stipend disbursal schedules dates, please view the UCR Academic Calendar
To find the schedule of classes, please go to classes.ucr.edu.
For information on degree requirements, go to you Degree Audit on your R'Space
All full time students must be registered for 12 units every quarter.
Where can I find the MCBL and Graduate Division Grad Student Handbooks?
How do I track my rotations and what do I do when I have chosen a permanent lab?
Rotations are only for 5-weeks and you will track your rotations and your choice of a permanent lab using a Google sheet shared with you with by the staff advisor, and shared with the MCBL Director, Emma Aronson. After you choose your permanent lab, please forward the following paperwork to your PI with instructions to return the signed paperwork to the staff advisor.
How do I form my Guidance Committee, and what forms do I need for my first Guidance Committee meeting?
To nominate your Guidance Committee, please fill out this form: https://ucrbsgsac.wufoo.com/forms/swlnvzm0c3qkl2/
You will meet with your Guidance Committee before the end of your first year. The fillable forms can be found here:
When complete, please email them to the Director of the MCBL program and the staff advisor and keep a copy for your own records.
Go to your Degree Audit for your degree requirements. To reserve a room, go to the UCR Facilities Reservation System at https://chassintranet.ucr.edu/frs/app/user/view/requests .
Where do I find Division Petitions for waiving course work, adding or changing units?
All changes (waiving course work, adding units) need to be approved by Graduate Division. Please go to Graduation Division Regulations: https://graduate.ucr.edu/regulations-and-procedures to learn more about the process
and go here for the forms: https://graduate.ucr.edu/petitions-and-forms.
There are additional petitions (filing fee, In-absentia, nomination your qualifying committee) on R'Grad on your R'Space menu.
How do I file my Annual Progress Report?
The annual review process has two parts: the student electronic Wufoo form and the faculty ARPE MS Word form.
- The deadline for your annual reviews has been moved to September 28
- Here is the link to the Wufoo annual progress report electronic form for students:
- Wufoo will automatically send you a copy of both your annual review and your ARPE form; please remember to save a copy of your annual review every year. Please email a copy of your annual review with attachments to your committee at least 1 week prior to your meeting with your committee.
- Your committee chair will have a copy of the fillable ARPE form and will email the completed form to Emma Aronson (Director of the MCBL program and copy the staff advisor and you) by October 1st. In the email, the committee chair will list the names of the committee and the date of the meeting and will confirm that all members of the committee were present and agree with the contents of the ARPE form.
- Here is a link to the ARPE form for faculty.
- Please remember that students must have their committee meetings every year, even in the same year that they advance to candidacy and defend.
After submitting your annual review, go to your Degree Audit to make sure that you have completed all degree requirements and you do not have any Grade Delays on your record.
What do I need to do for my Ph.D. written and oral exams?
Before scheduling your qualifying exam, go to your Degree Audit on your R'Space to make sure that you have (1) completed all degree requirements, (2) that you have attended 250 every quarter required and (3) you do not have any Grade Delays on your record.
To form your qualifying committee, please consult the Graduate Division Rules and Regulationand then fill out the Form 2 to get Graduate Division approval for your committee. You must receive official Graduate Division approval of your qualifying committee before you sit for your qualifying exams. You can track the progress of the form in R'Grad.
To reserve a room, go to the UCR Facilities Reservation System at https://chassintranet.ucr.edu/frs/app/user/view/requests .
How do I nominate or change my Dissertation Committee?
Most students form their dissertation committees after their qualifying exam. Forming your Dissertation Committee requires Graduate Division approval. Before filling out the form, consult the Graduate Division Rules and Regulation website for rules about your dissertation committee. Then go here Graduation Division Petitions and Forms and fill out the Dissertation/Thesis Committee Nomination/Change Form here: https://powerforms.docusign.net/7aab4596-e7b8-4509-b1c3-e867b02be549?env=na3&acct=662bc3a1-ffe6-496e-b95c-f9ce7808bd42&accountId=662bc3a1-ffe6-496e-b95c-f9ce7808bd42.
You will receive an official notification from Graduate Division when your committee has been approved.
Go to your Degree Audit to make sure that you have completed all degree requirements and you do not have any Grade Delays on your record every quarter.
When and how do I submit my thesis/dissertation?
Before scheduling your defense, please check to make sure you have satisfied all of the degree requirements needed on Degree Audit on your R'Space. Please be sure that you have attended MCBL 250 every quarter and that there are no GD on your record.
Information and deadlines for thesis/dissertation submission is located here:
Where can I find information about Graduation?
Please go to Graduate Division's guide to Graduation
MCBL University Resources
Looking for more information or campus resources? See the listing below with helpful links.
For questions regarding the degree resources contact Student Services Advisor Katherine Van Horn.