Final Grades Post Today (May 13)

Spring Grades will be posted Wednesday, May 13 after 9:00 a.m. on myPurdue > Academic Tab > Grades (Final Grades or Grade Detail).   Watch your Purdue e-mail for information concerning unmet pre-requisites, honor roll congrats, or academic probation.

Here are some things to keep in mind as you view your grades:

  • If you feel that the grade you earned was mis-calculated and you have sufficient proof (i.e. Blackboard, your personal records, returned tests or scantrons, etc.), please contact your professor immediately.  Their contact information should be on the syllabus.  Be polite, patient, and persistent!
  • Unless you gave your parents’ permission to view myPurdue, they will not receive notification of your grades.  It is your responsibility to talk them about it.  Your advisor cannot answer their questions concerning your grades, as it is a FERPA violation (the national law that protects your educational records).

After grades are posted, MyPurdue is likely to be relatively slow as students change their schedules in response to final grades.  Here are some tips for changing courses:

  • MyPurdue is currently open to all students for schedule modifications through June 6 at noon.  Then MyPurdue will close until July 20 at 9:00 a.m.  So, if you need to make schedule changes, make them soon!
  • If you have lost your PIN, recover it at myPurdue > Academic Tab > Registration PIN.
  • Contact your academic advisor if you have questions about what to retake.

Summer Course Information

Taking Summer Courses at a Purdue Regional Campus (Calumet, North Central, IPFW, and IUPUI):

  • Courses taken here will transfer both credit AND grade.
  • Grades from regional campuses will replace grades taken at Purdue West Lafayette – IF the course is the exact same number and abbreviation.  For example, ECON E-201 taken at IUPUI will NOT replace ECON 251 taken at Purdue West Lafayette.

If you are taking courses outside of the Purdue system, here are some things to remember:

  • If you are taking a course during the summer to meet a pre-requisite for a Fall class, you must let your academic advisor know! Otherwise, the Registrar will drop your Fall course and you may not be able to re-add it.
  • Courses taken outside the Purdue system transfer for credit only.  Students need to earn a C or better for the transfer to occur.  Check the Transfer Credit Database to see if the course at the summer college has an equivalent at Purdue: https://selfservice.mypurdue.purdue.edu/prod/bzwtxcrd.p_select_info.
  • At the end of the summer, have the summer college send an official transcript to this address: http://admissions.purdue.edu/transfercredit/transferprocess.php (scroll to the bottom of the page).

Online Course Info: Where do I take my Exams?

Most online courses will have electronically completed exams, quizzes, and papers and will not require a visit to any campus to complete.  If the professor sends his or her syllabus in advance, check there first for exam administration information.

However, a few courses will ask that you take your exams at a college testing center near where you live:

  • Call the college’s main number for information and explain your situation.
  • Contact the online course instructor to see how your exams will be administered.
  • You can find professor’s e-mail at MyPurdue > Academic Tab > Look Up Classes.  Choose the Subject, then View Sections.  Click on the CRN (in blue) of the section you scheduled.  At the bottom of the page is the professor’s name.  Click on the envelope icon to see his or her e-mail address.

Educational Load Fund for Women

The Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) is interested in nominating qualified female students for low interest rate educational loans. The qualifications are as listed below.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Donna Keener at dlkeener@purdue.edu.

Educational Loan Fund (ELF) Eligibility Requirements:

A woman is eligible to receive consideration for an ELF loan if she:

  • is recommended by a local chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood
  • is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada
  • is a high school graduate (or equivalent)
  • meets the minimum credit score of 625
  • has two qualified cosigners for the loan

And, at the time the loan is drawn, she must be:

  • enrolled in an accredited school
  • within two years, but not less than four months, of completing her course of study

Additionally, no installment may be drawn by a first-year student in a two-year program until she has satisfactorily completed at least one semester, trimester or quarter of college work, or a grading period in a non-collegiate program.

Chapter Recommendation

When a local chapter becomes aware of a student’s interest, the chapter’s P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund chairman will arrange an interview with her. If the chapter votes to sponsor the student for a loan, the chairman will complete and submit a Chapter Recommendation Form and a chapter letter of instruction to the P.E.O. Executive Office to initiate the loan procedure.

Student Application

  • A chapter recommendation must be submitted early enough to allow the student to receive, complete and submit her application to the P.E.O. Executive Office at least six months prior to her graduation or course completion date.
  • An online application will be sent to the student from the P.E.O. Executive Office. When completed, the application file will be released to the trustees for review. The average processing time is eight to twelve weeks, provided all requirements are promptly met.
  • The chapter and student will be notified of the trustees’ decision regarding the loan application.

ELF Documents

 

GO Purdue! Chicago Trip (May 11)

From International Programs Weekly Update, 4/22/15:

GO Purdue! Chicago Trip
Monday, May 11th
Bus leaves from Schleman Hall at 9:00 a.m.

Year-end sightseeing trip to downtown Chicago on Mon, May 11 – 9am until 9pm. Bus drop off near the Shedd Aquarium. Explore and shop until 6pm local time. All Purdue-affiliated people welcome. Cost: $23/person. Buy tickets at Stewart Center Box Office. Tickets are limited and are only sold until 05/6/2015!

“Meet America” Summer Break Option (apply by May 2)

From International Programs Weekly Update, 4/14/15:

“Meet America” Summer Break Option – Apply by May 2:

Make your school break count!  Jumpstart your career, expand your professional network, and explore American life and culture through Meet America.  This program prepares international students for the global job market through targeted career development activities tailored to your interests.  For more info and application, check out the Global Ties website and apply online before the summer May 2nd deadline!