To Register

Note: Bio 200 offers research experiences to students who have completed less than 60 units of credit at the time of enrollment, whereas Bio 500 provides research experiences in a similar format to students who have completed at least 60 units of credit at the time of enrollment

  • Fill out the Pre-application. IMPORTANT: You must have a mentor and short description of your project or lab duties to complete the pre-application.

Pre-application link

  • If your pre-application is approved, you will receive an email contaning a link and password to the full application.  Completion of the full application is required for enrollment.

  • Project Proposal/Description: If this is your first semester in a lab, OR, you are beginning a new project in your current lab, a project proposal is due before the end of the application deadline.  The proposal should be written by you, but with input and assistance from your faculty mentor. It should include at least one paragraph on each of the following:

  1. Project Background (e.g., what are the broad biological questions that are being addressed and the and the specific hypotheses to be tested)

  2. Project Description (e.g., what are the general methods to be used, experimental design, laboratory tools/techniques, etc.);

  3. Project Goals (e.g., anticipated outcomes of your project).

  • Students are required to complete this application process before each semester that they plan to do research. The application deadline applies to all students taking this course, even those who are planning to work in the same lab on the same project. If you are continuing research in the same lab, there is space provided on the full application for you to provide a description of how your research has evolved from the previous semester's research. You are not required to turn in a full research description.

 

Please be patient during the registration process. This course is not affected by the drop/add dates. You will be manually enrolled by Mr. Patrick Clark (pclark@wustl.edu) once your application/research proposal have been approved. Applications and research proposals are not always reviewed and approved immediately after they are submitted.

Enrollment typically begins during the first and second week of the semester. Students are expected to begin research during the first week of the semester.  Do not wait to be enrolled.  If this is a problem for the lab you are working in please contact Mr. Clark.

If there is a problem with your application or research proposal you will be contacted. Students are given the chance to rewrite their proposals and tailor them to meet course expectations.

You will be notified once you've been enrolled.  If you have any questions about this process, please contact Patrick Clark.


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