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:
  • At the end of the summer, have the summer college send an official transcript to this address: (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.

New Islamic Studies Minor

Starting in the Fall of 2015, the Religious Studies Program will offer a uniquely interdisciplinary minor in Islamic Studies. Bringing together the expertise of faculty in a wide range of departments and programs, this new 15 credit hour minor introduces undergraduates to the history, languages, theology, culture, and politics of Islamic civilization. The aim of the minor is to promote learning and understanding about Islam, and to foster dialogue about all of the dynamic traditions both within and around the Muslim world.

Fall courses that meet minor requirements include: REL 23100 (Religions of the West), ARAB 23000 (Arabic Literature in Translation), ARAB 28100 (Introduction to Islamic Civilization), HIST 31200 (The Crusades), ARAB 10100 & 10200 (Arabic Levels 1 & 2).

MA 16010 Online Course Info

MA16010 will be offered online for the first time this summer and thus some aspects of the course are still in the developing stage.  Here is some information about how the course assignments will work:

  • Students will not need to log in to the course at any specific time.  However, all assignments and exams will have a time during which they must be completed.
  • Homeworks will be completed online and are due daily.
  • Quizzes will given in an online format, to be discussed in more detail in the syllabus and during the first days of class
  • Exams will likely need to be taken at any nearby testing center.  Most universities have these, so students should call them for information.  There is also a possibility the exams can be offered online, but the mechanisms for this are still being developed.

As with any online course, it is recommended that students check the course website daily.  This course covers the same amount of material in a regular fall or spring semester, except in half the time (8 weeks), so students need to stay on top of homework, lectures, and readings to be successful.




CHM 116’s new format (Fall 2015)

From Dr. Robert Wild, Assistant Head, Department of Chemistry:

“Lectures” in CHM 116 will now be listed as “distance learning” for Fall 2015 on Scheduling Assistant.  The lectures will now be entirely online.  When registering, please select a distance learning “lecture”, a 100-minute recitation, and a three-hour lab.

We received the following information from one of the CHM 116 professors, Dr. Adam Wasserman:

“We are preparing short movie clips (~5-min.) with “lecture” content.  Students will be asked to watch a few of these before each class. There will be no lecture notes, but the video clips will be tied to specific reading assignments from the book.  There will be 100 minutes of in-class time every week, devoted entirely to discussing and solving open-ended problems about the topics covered in the assigned reading and video clips.  There will also be a blog for students to discuss with the TAs, so that they can be well prepared for class.  Each section will have about 90-100 students (there will be 4 such sections), with round tables for groups of 9 students.”