Final Grades Posted Tomorrow (May 14)

Well, the wait is almost over!  Spring Grades will be posted tomorrow after 9:00 a.m. on myPurdue > Academic Tab > Grades (Final Grades or Grade Detail).   Watch your Purdue e-mail for messages fro your advisor or from the Registrar concerning unmet pre-requisites, honor roll congrats, or information about 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 or mis-entered and you have sufficient proof (i.e. Blackboard gradebook, your personal records, returned tests or scantrons, etc.), please contact your professor or the main lecture instructor for the course 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 7 at noon.  Then MyPurdue will close until July 21 at 9:00 a.m.  So, if you need to make schedule changes, make them soon!
  • If you have used your PIN in order to add either Fall or Summer classes, then it is available to you on myPurdue > Academic Tab > Registration PIN.
  • Only courses taken at Purdue Regional Campuses (Calumet, North Central, IPFW, and IUPUI) will replace grades taken at Purdue West Lafayette – but only if the course is the exact same number.  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:
  • At the end of the summer, have the summer college send an official transcript to this address: (scroll to the bottom of the page).



Information About Waiting Lists (Open July 21)

If you were wondering what happened to waiting lists, they open late because of freshman registration.  Waiting lists will be opened on July 21 at 9:00 a.m. and closed on August 22 at 5:00 p.m.  Here are the directions for waitlisting a course:

Remember: If there are ANY numbers in the “WL Act” column, it means that there are people waiting for the course.  This means there is NO actual space in the class, EVEN IF SPACE IS LISTED IN THE “REM” COLUMN.   If there is a space listed in the “Rem” column, it’s because it’s been released to the first person on the waiting list who then has 16 hours to add it to their schedule.  Please do NOT drop courses until you are absolutely sure there is no one waiting for the course.   There are no go-backs; if you drop a course and it gets snatched up by someone else, it’s gone.

Study Break Relaxation Activities!

From the Purdue Libraries Blog :

Purdue University Libraries will offer study break activities for students in Hicks Undergraduate Library during finals week:

  • Music Therapy – Monday, May 5 at 7 p.m.

Julia Lopez – Kaley, MT-BC will provide customized activities with goals of decreasing stress and identifying ways to recognize and manage symptoms in a musical context.

Location: Hicks G980D

  • Therapy Dogs:  Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Therapy Dogs, International will be bringing several dog teams to the main common area in Hicks.  Students will be allowed to visit with the dogs to help lower their stress levels.

Location: Hicks Main Common Area

  • A Taste of Relaxation:  Wednesday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Instructors from the Purdue Recreation center will provide instruction on various stress reduction techniques including meditation, progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery.

Location: Hicks G980D

  • Game Break: Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Hicks Undergraduate Library will offer a variety of classic board and card games to allow students to de-stress and have fun.

Location: Hicks G980D

For more information, contact Shannon Walker at or call (765) 496-9610.

CS Bridge Program

The CS department is hosting a Bridge Program from August 3 – 15 for students who have strong math skills, but may not have enough programming experience to tackle the first course in the major, CS18000 (requires Calculus I placement).  All majors are welcome!  This program may be especially beneficial for those who are trying to decide whether or not CS would be a good option.  Begin your investigation here:  If you have questions, please contact the Bridge Class Coordinator, Tracy Harrington-Atkinson, at

Upcoming Pre-Professional Events (Med, Health, and Law)

From Julie Wise in the Center for Pre-Professional Advising:

NB: Below are only a few of the many opportunities open to Pre-Professional Students.  Join the Pre-Professional Listserv for up-to-the-minute information:


New Resource from the Association of American Medical Colleges

AAMC has a new resource for pre-medical students that brings together information on the MCAT, choosing schools, timelines, checklists, and funding. You can find the online source here:

Physician Assistant Education Association

The PAEA Program Directory, produced and maintained by the Physician Assistant Education Association, was redesigned and released in July 2013. The new program directory boasts more comprehensive information on each program and a more functional design. Go to to check it out!

Law School Exploration Course available this Fall

Pre-Professional advisor, Mrs. Storie Pedley, will be conducting a class this Fall for those interested in learning more about Law School. If you are interested, here’s the course information: GS 49000, Law School Exploration, CRN:68564, Tuesdays 12:00-1:15pm, Beering B261.

Summer Employment: Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services is currently looking for a student to work 15-20 hours per week. If you are interested contact Leslie Charters, Director, Student Legal Services:

Indiana House of Representatives Republican Internship Program

Paid internships available in Member Services, Communications, Technology and Policy Departments and provide an opportunity to be an active participant in the legislative process. Working closely with legislators will further interns interpersonal communications skills, in addition to strengthening political and administrative skills, that will benefit academic and professional growth. House Republican interns are a part of a governing body that produces laws and shapes public policy for Indiana’s 6 million residents. For more information about this great opportunity visit The next opportunity to apply will be in the fall of 2014 for the 2015 legislative session.

New Course Available for Fall

A new 1 credit course is being offered this fall called “Trademarks and Licensing Brands” The course involves the study of licensing, marketing, community relations, and sales in their application to the licensing industry. The covered topics will expose students to intellectual properties, trademark protection, royalties, licenses, selling and sales management, merchandise control (PCM), athlete relations, and opportunities to gain key networking skills. Course instructors are Abby Hawn, Trademark Licensing & Student Engagement Special-ist and David Wilson, Assistant Director Trademark and Licensing. The class will be held on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:20am in Matthews 209.



Job Opportunity: Peer Success Coach

From Katie Dufault from the Academic Success Center:

The Academic Success Center will be piloting a Peer Success Coaching program in the fall, and we are looking to hire some of your excellent students as our coaches! I’ve attached an ad for the position and a position description- please feel free to share these with your students who are interested in a paid student leadership position with flexible hours and opportunities to gain experience in 1-on-1 communication, peer accountability, and academic/life skills development.

The goal of the Peer Success Coaching program is to offer students peer support as they transition into college and the rigorous academic environment at Purdue.  Peer Success Coaching provides students with a proactive option for achieving success in and out of the classroom through one-one-one conversations, reflection, and accountability. Coaching sessions allow students to reflect on topics such as time management, study habits, goal setting, test preparation, and university opportunities and connections then create action plans. Coaches will facilitate these sessions, serve as role models, and potentially support other success initiatives.

For more Information about the position or the program, please contact Katie Dufault at or (765) 494-8720. Details, including the position description, will also be updated online at: