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
(765) 496-1479 - fax
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
All advisors are available for walk-in appointments only for the first two weeks of the semester.
- Should I Come In or Send an Email?
- Grade Change Policy
- Upper Division Admissions Requirements
- Class Attendance
- Dead Week
- Final Exam Conflicts
- Correspondence Courses
- Scholastic Recognition
- Probation and Drop Indexes
- Withdrawal and Readmission
- Student Code of Conduct
Should I Come In or Send an Email?
Your advisor may have walk-in advising times during the week. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-in appointments are brief, about 10 minutes, to resolves simple issues or problems.
Advisors are typically available the first two weeks of each semester on a walk-in basis only. You can make an appointment with your advisor during the third week of the semester.
Make an appointment with an advisor if you want to:
- Register for classes and receive your pin number
- 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 Admissions Index)
Come prepared to talk with your advisor. If you aren't sure about which classes to take, narrow your choices down. 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.
Stop by the advising office to schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor or make an appointment on Katalyst. If you need to change your appointment, please call to reschedule.
Email your advisor if you want to:
- Inquire about course drop/add procedures
- Ask how a drop could impact your ability to graduate on time
- Inquire about a grade change procedure
- Ask about registration
- Ask about changing majors and requirements
- Ask about your MAI (Management Admissions Index)/EAI (Economics Admissions Index)
- Inquire about university policies or procedure
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. If you need an immediate response, please stop by the Advising Office.
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. Bottom line, use your Purdue account for University business.
Things to include in your email:
- Include your full name, PUID#, and phone number
- 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
Grade Change Policy
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.
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.
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
Upper Division Admissions Requirements
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.
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.
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).
If a student elects to take a course by correspondence from another institution to meet graduation requirements, all exams must be administered in the Dean of Student’s Testing Center in Schleman Hall, Rm. B-42. (Check with your academic advisor before signing up for the course.)
Please follow the procedure listed below:
Call 494-1146 for an appointment when you are ready to take your test. When you call, you must know the amount of time that will be allowed for your particular correspondence course exam.
The Test Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is no charge for exams administered during these times. Requests for testing beyond these hours are negotiated on an individual basis and involve a fee.
Bring your student identification to the Testing Center. This is required before you can begin testing.
Be on time. If you are late for your scheduled exam, you must forfeit that time or reschedule.
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
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.
Probation and Drop Indexes
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.
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.
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.
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.