A course should show as In Progress on the Requirements tab of a record before credit has been awarded if the course is included in the specific requirements section (Math, for example). The course will not show as "In Progress" if a minimum grade is defined on the degree, instead the course will show in the "Additional Courses" section.
We resolved this issue in NetClassroom version 7.82.104, patch 11. Download and install the latest patch, which contains all fixes from previous patches. If you are running an older version, download and install the latest version and then the patch.