Final Grades Posted Tomorrow (May 11)

Well, the wait is almost over!  Spring Grades will be posted tomorrow, May 11th, after 9:00 am on myPurdue > Academics Tab > Final Grades link.   Watch your Purdue e-mail for messages from 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 4th at noon.  Then MyPurdue will close until July 18th 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 > Registration 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: (click on “Transfer Credit Guidelines.”



Fall 2016 Courses: HORT 49100 (2 courses)

Both of these courses are taught at the 10000-level and have no pre-requisites:

HORT 49100, CRN 16540
Medicine in the Garden (1 credit)
T 3:30 – 4:20 pm (16 week class)
Drs. David Rhodes and Joshua Widhalm

A survey of the uses and properties of horticultural plants for human health and well-being. Topics will focus on the close relationships between plants and human physiology, nutrition, medicines, mind-altering drugs, poisons, and beverages.

HORT 49100, CRN 16653
More than Kale and Brussel Sprouts (1 credit)
MWF 12:30 – 1:20 pm (Sept. 26 – Nov. 1; 5 week class)
Dr. Steve Weller

Discover the exotic world of vegetables. Interactive lectures and hands-on experience build the basis for life-long knowledge, culinary delight and healthy living. Learn the excitement of healthy foods.

Fall 2016 Courses: STAT 19000

From Prof. Mark Daniel Ward, Department of Statistics:

This is the official announcement that my new 1-credit STAT 19000 Data Analysis Seminar is now officially available for registration.

*** No assumed background or prerequisites are needed for this course!***

The CRN is 18874.  It will be taught on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 am during Fall 2016.  The course will be driven by data analysis projects. There are currently 90 seats available in Stanley Coulter Hall (SC),  239.

This undergraduate seminar is open to all Purdue undergraduate students.  It will provide an introduction to topics from data science.  I will give a brief overview of topics such as R, data visualization, UNIX, bash shell, regular expressions, SQL, XML, etc.

If you want to get a better idea of the topics covered in STAT 19000, here are the 2014 and 2015 versions, available online here: and

Looking forward to seeing lots of interested students this fall!

Law School Exploration Class (Fall 2016)

GS 49000: Law School Exploration

CRN: 68564
Fall 2016
Tuesdays 12:00-1:15 p.m. in BRNG B-261
1 credit hour

Are you considering law school? This class will help you assess whether a career in law is right for you and how to navigate the application process.

In the early part of the class, you will assess your strengths, values and skills. You will learn how your unique interests and strengths fit within the field of law. You will explore the different areas of legal studies and learn all that you can do with a JD degree. Later in the class, you will evaluate which activities and experiences might be beneficial for a pre-law student and how to present yourself as a competitive applicant.  We will often have guest speakers in class to discuss different law careers and helpful tips for the application process.

Assignments will include informational interviews, writing a personal statement, and compiling a law school resume.

Ivy Tech Summer Guest Application (Summer 2016)

From Ivan Hernandez, Director of Admissions, Ivy Tech Community College—Lafayette/Kokomo Regions: 

We are currently receiving a good number of guest applications from Purdue students via e-mail, which is great, but many are taking cell phone pictures of their forms that we are unable to use.  We would prefer that students scan their application into a PDF and then e-mail the PDF.  There are some phone apps that will automatically convert a picture into a PDF if scanning documents is an issue.  Also, for faster service, we now have an e-mail address where students can send their application PDF: