The Department conducts an annual review (known as Black Thursday) of all DCS Graduate Students. Students will be asked to provide their academic advisor/oral examination chairperson/thesis director (whichever is most appropriate) with a summary of their progress, achievements and difficulties in the preceding calendar year for the use of the faculty in this review. The advisor will report to the student, in writing, the suggestions resulting from the Black Thursday review. As of 2006 this will be done through the paperless system. If the student does not follow the provided suggestions in a satisfactory fashion, the student may be terminated. Students who are in the PhD program for longer than 7 years will be subject to additional rules from the School of Graduate Studies regarding their satisfactory progress toward the PhD requirements.