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Undergraduate Programs


Each student has an assigned academic advisor.  Students meet with their advisors at least once a semester.  Advisors mentor and coach students in the Launching Business Leaders competencies and portfolio.  Advisors are happy to answer questions, refer students to appropriate resources, and help them achieve their goals.

Krannert Building, Room 352
403 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: (765) 494-4343
Fax:     (765) 496-1479 

Advisor Appointment Hours: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Please use Katalyst to schedule your appointment.

Walk In Advising: Due to registration, walk in advising is currently unavailable. Walk in advising hours will resume April 27-May 15 during these days and times:  Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday,and Thursday from 9:30-11:30 am and 1:30-3:30 pm.


Should I Come In or Send an Email?

Walk in advising is not available at this time, but will resume April 27.  We are currently busy working on other time-sensitive projects to better serve you.  Please do not attempt to call the front desk to confirm this.  Instead, for any time-sensitive advising concerns, please e-mail your assigned advisor or advising@purdue.edu if you don’t have an assigned advisor OR use Katalyst to schedule an advising appt.

Make an appointment with an advisor if you want to:

  • Register for classes and receive your PIN
  • Resolve registration or academic issues
  • Discuss graduation audit
  • Talk about personal issues
  • Explore Study Abroad
  • Inquire about transfer credit or credit evaluations
  • Discuss MAI (Management Admission Index) or EAI (Economics Admission Index)

Come prepared to talk with your advisor. If you aren't sure about which classes to take, narrow your choices down. Become familiar with your myPurduePlan worksheet. Bring your plan of study filled out.  Fill in the courses you have taken and are currently taking. We recommend writing a list of questions so you remember to ask them all.

Make or change an appointment with your assigned advisor on Katalyst

Email your advisor (after searching online) to:

  • Ask how a drop could impact your ability to graduate on time.
  • Ask about registration after receiving the registration email from your advisor.
  • Ask about changing majors and requirements - run a "what if" analysis on myPurduePlan first.
  • Ask about your MAI (Management Admissions Index)/EAI (Economics Admissions Index) - calculate it on myPurduePlan or the GPA calculator on the Krannert Undergraduate website.
  • Inquire about university policies or procedures if you cannot find them by searching the university website.

During busy times, the beginning of a semester or registration, it may take more than 24 hours for you to receive a reply to your email. 

Always use your Purdue email account

Official communication will be sent to your @purdue.edu email address.  Most offices on campus will not respond to another email address, because your Purdue email is the only address that gives us verification of your identity.  If you have questions or issues with your account you can get help from the Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) website http://www.itap.purdue.edu.

Your advisor will only send emails to your Purdue account. Do not forward your Purdue email to another account. It can cause important communication to be lost.   

Things to include in your email:

  • Include your full name and PUID.
  • Email your assigned advisor only.
  • Describe the reason for your email in the subject line.
  • Include previous messages and replies if relevant.
  • Be concise and to the point.
  • Please be patient for a response to your email during busy times.

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Grade Change Policy

Incomplete Grades
A student who receives a grade of "I" in a course and who successfully completes his/her work in the time interval specified by the instructor but no later than the 12th week of the second subsequent semester of enrollment will receive from the instructor whatever permanent grade his/her work would have deserved if it had been completed on time. The value of the final grade resulting from the late completion of the course requirements shall be incorporated in future graduation indexes. If the student fails to achieve, within the specified time, a permanent grade to replace the incomplete grade he/she received, then the value of an "IF" (Incomplete Failing) grade shall be incorporated in future graduation indexes. If the student repeats the course within two subsequent semesters of enrollment, the original grade of Incomplete shall not revert to a failing grade. The value of a completion grade or an "IF" grade shall not be included in Graduate School index computation if the original grade of Incomplete was received while the student was enrolled as an undergraduate. 

Grade Appeals

A student who feels that she/he has received an inappropriate grade in a course may appeal the grade to the instructor, department head, or the Grade Appeals Committee of the college/school in which the contested grade was awarded.  For detailed information about appealing a grade, please review this website.

Grade Corrections

An instructor who discovers that an erroneous grade was reported for a student shall immediately submit to the Registrar a statement, countersigned by the department head, of what retroactive correction is to be made. A correction of grade should be reported to the Registrar within 30 days after the start of the regular semester following the session in which the erroneous grade was reported. Any correction reported after this time must be accompanied by the instructor’s explanation for the delay in reporting in addition to the approval of the department head unless the grade change is the result of a grade appeal. When a grade correction is recorded the appropriate semester and graduation indexes will be corrected

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Upper Division Admissions Requirements

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Class Attendance

Purdue University policy states that all students are expected to be present for every meeting of classes in which they are enrolled.
All matters relative to attendance, including the make-up of missed work, are to be arranged between you and the instructor involved.
Only the instructor can excuse you from classes or course responsibilities.

In the case of an illness, accident, or an emergency, the Office of the Dean of Students should be notified as soon as possible. The student should make direct contact with his/her instructors as soon as possible, preferably before the class, if an exam is to be held. If the instructor cannot be reached directly a message should be left in the instructor’s department mailbox or with the instructor’s secretary.

If you do have to miss a class, talk with the instructor about missed notes or borrow class notes from another student in the class and try to review them with that student or the instructor. 

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Dead Week

The final examination period is intended for the end-of-semester examination. No examination or quiz may be given during the week (three days in summer session) preceding the final examination period of the semester (examinations for laboratory, intensive, or mini-courses excluded).

It will be the responsibility of the department head, or where appropriate the school head, to ensure that none of the departmental or school faculty uses the week (three days in summer session) preceding the final examination period to administer an examination. 

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Final Exam Conflicts

Students scheduled for more than two examinations in one calendar day are entitled to reschedule any examinations in excess of two. Similarly, students faced with a direct exam conflict are entitled to reschedule either examination.

It is the responsibility of the student to make the necessary arrangements before the last week of regularly scheduled classes. Course instructors shall not penalize a student who chooses to reschedule an examination under these options (University Regulations, Part 2, Section I.B.5). 

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Scholastic Recognition

Dean's List

At the conclusion of each semester the Registrar shall indicate which students are scholastically eligible to be included on the Dean’s List. The following criteria must be met:

  • Have at least 12 credit hours included in the graduation index
  • Have at least six hours included in the semester index
  • Attain at least a 3.5 graduation index
  • Have at least a 3.0 current semester index

Semester Honors

At the conclusion of each semester the Registrar shall indicate which students are scholastically eligible for Semester Honors. The following criteria must be met:

  • Have at least six credit hours included in the semester index
  • Attain at least a 3.5 semester index
  • Have at least a 2.0 graduation index

Graduation Index Requirement

For a bachelor's degree, the required minimum graduation index is 2.0.

Graduation With Distinction

  • A candidate for the baccalaureate degree with distinction must have a minimum of 65 hours of credit earned at Purdue included in the computation of the graduation index. (This does not include pass/not-pass credits.)
  • The minimum graduation index for graduation with distinction in each school shall be no less than the 90th percentile of the graduation indexes of the graduates in each school, for the spring semester, provided the index is at least 3.3. The minimum graduation index so determined in the spring for each school shall be applied for graduation with distinction for the subsequent summer session and fall semester.
  • Of those graduates who qualify for distinction under these rules for the spring semester, the three-tenths of the baccalaureate graduates having the highest graduation indexes shall be designated as graduating with highest distinction, irrespective of the schools from which they graduate. The minimum graduation indexes determined for graduation with highest distinction shall be applied for graduation with highest distinction for the subsequent summer session and fall semester. Purdue University Regulations Section IX.C. 

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Probation and Drop Indexes

Avoiding Academic Probation

What it means to be on probation

According to University policy, a student shall be placed on scholastic probation from the University if, at the close of any regular semester, his/her graduation index is LESS than that required of a student with his/her classification shown in the table on the Office of the Dean of Students website (see page 23 of University Regulations handbook).   If you are on probation you are at risk of being dropped from the University.

A student on probation shall be removed from that status at the end of the first subsequent semester in which he/she achieves both semester and graduation indexes equal to or greater than those required for a student with his/her classification as shown in the above table. To determine your semester classification (Class), go to mypurdue.purdue.edu and click on the Academic tab. From there, go to the last semester you have completed and, in most cases, add 1 to your classification.

What causes a student to be placed on drop status

Once on probation, you need to bring your grades up to a satisfactory level. A student on scholastic probation shall be dropped if at the close of any regular semester, his/her graduation index is less than that required of a student as shown in the table below OR if he/she receives failing grades in six credit hours or more for the semester.

What it means to be dropped

If you are dropped from the University, it means that you have not made sufficient progress to warrant continuing your education at this University. Higher education is indeed a privilege. It does not mean however, that you cannot continue at a later time, at another university, or even at this University. Readmission, however, is not automatic.

Your classification reflects the number of semester hours completed.

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Withdrawal and Readmission

Purdue students who wish to drop all of their classes during a given semester or summer session must withdraw from the university. The withdrawal process begins by contacting the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS). Detailed procedures for withdrawing are available at the ODOS website.

Students who have been dropped by Purdue because of academic deficiencies may apply for readmission to the university.  Detailed procedures regarding application for readmission are available at the ODOS website.

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Student Code of Conduct

The purpose of the Purdue University academic community is to search for truth and to endeavor to communicate with each other. Self-discipline and a sense of social obligation within each individual are necessary for the fulfillment of these goals. It is the responsibility of all Purdue students to live by this code, not out of fear of the consequences of its violation, but out of personal self-respect. As human beings, we are obliged to conduct ourselves in accordance with high integrity. As members of the civil community we have to conduct ourselves as responsible citizens in accordance with the rules and regulations governing all residents of the state of Indiana and of the local community. As members of the Purdue University community, we have the responsibility to observe all University regulations.

To foster a climate of trust and high standards of academic achievement, Purdue University is committed to cultivating academic integrity and expects students to exhibit the highest standards of honor in their scholastic endeavors. Academic integrity is essential to the success of Purdue University's mission. As members of the academic community, our foremost interest is toward achieving noble educational goals and our foremost responsibility is to ensure that academic honesty prevails.

University Regulations Part 5, Section II.

Academic Integrity

Purdue University values intellectual integrity and the highest standards of academic conduct. To be prepared to meet societal needs as leaders and role models, students must be educated in an ethical learning environment that promotes a high standard of honor in scholastic work. Academic dishonesty undermines institutional integrity and threatens the academic fabric of Purdue University. Dishonesty is not an acceptable avenue to success. It diminishes the quality of a Purdue education which is valued because of Purdue’s high academic standards.

Purdue prohibits “dishonesty in connection with any University activity. Cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the University are examples of dishonesty.” [University Regulations, Part 5, Section III, B, 2, a] Furthermore, the University Senate has stipulated that “the commitment of acts of cheating, lying, and deceit in any of their diverse forms (such as the use of substitutes for taking examinations, the use of illegal cribs, plagiarism, and copying during examinations) is dishonest and must not be tolerated. Moreover, knowingly to aid and abet, directly or indirectly, other parties in committing dishonest acts is in itself dishonest.” [University Senate Document 72-18, December 15, 1972]. Additional information concerning Academic Integrity may be found in the online brochure, Academic Integrity: A Guide for Students from the Dean of Students office.

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