Final Grades Post Tomorrow (May 10)

Spring Grades will be posted Wednesday, May 10 after midnight 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 9th at noon.  Then MyPurdue will close until July 24th 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.

Foreign Language Placement Testing (for Spring 2017)

If you want to take a foreign language class at Purdue, and have already studied the language for two or more years in high school (but not in college), you must take the placement test before you can register for the class. 

Foreign language placement tests (for French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish) will be offered on April 5th, 6th, & 7th at 6:00 pm in Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 231.  This is in a computer lab.  The test generally takes under 30 minutes and your placement results are given to you before you leave.  The test covers vocabulary knowledge, sentence structure, and includes both listening and writing exercises.

To take the foreign language placement test, you will need a signed copy of the exam authorization form to be permitted to take the placement test, plus TWO forms of picture identification (your Purdue ID card AND a drivers’ license or passport will work).  Pre-registration for this exam is NOT required – just show up about 10 – 15 minutes before 6:00 pm on either April 5th, 6th, or 7th.

Please e-mail your advisor in advance to let them know that you’d like an exam authorization form.  Then he or she can leave the form out with the EXPL secretary on the 8th floor of Young Hall for you to pick up during business hours (M-F 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm).

The way placement and credit attainment works in foreign language has changed.  All students are required to take and pass (with a C- or better) the foreign language class they are placed into before earning any lower-level language credits.  For example, if a student is placed into SPAN 201, they would need to take SPAN 201 and pass with a C- or better before credit for SPAN 101, 102, and 201 appears on their transcript.

Other placement tests, such as ASL and Chinese, are given at special days and times.  Check here for more information about the placement tests: .

Wine Appreciation (FS 47000) Registration (Fall 2017)

From the Department of Food Science:

FS 470 – Wine Appreciation is a course that is permitted by Indiana Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fire Arms, and Explosives (ATF), from which we have a license to serve alcohol if the student shows that they are 21 years old on or before August 21, 2017.  The Food Science Department is the only department on campus that allows overrides for this course.

On Monday, March 20, 2017 the Department of Food Science will begin signing forms for FS 47000 – Wine Appreciation. All students need to come in person to the Nelson Food Science Building (NLSN), Room 2203 to receive signature approval/override permission to take FS 47000 – Wine Appreciation.   NLSN 2203 will be open Mondays – Fridays from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.


  • Form 23 filled out (required) and signed by their advisor (preferred but not required)
  • Driver’s license or passport to verify that the student will be 21 years old on/before August 21, 2017.  If the student does not have proper ID, we will not sign their forms.

There are NO audits for this course.

If students need instructor signature, they will need to contact Dr. Christian Butzke, the professor teaching FS 47000, in the Food Science Department.

Australia Study Abroad (June 6 – 26)

New 3-week Summer Study Abroad (June 6 – June 26): The Australian Lived Experience

Students from all majors and all years in school may apply to the program.

The Australian Lived Experience is an extraordinary study abroad opportunity, focused on learning the unique ways Indigenous Australians look at health and wellbeing as well as how this differs from the dominant Australian narrative. Our program emphasizes the importance of observing and understanding the lived experiences of the different groups in Australia and what “health” means to them.

During our immersive, 3-week, 6 credit hour experience, students will learn to utilize learning about these lived experiences as a lens through which they will be able to compare the meanings of health and wellbeing of other groups, such as: mainstream Australians, U.S. mainstream, as well as Native American tribes. These comparisons to the U.S. mainstream and Native American communities will provide students with a better understanding and appreciation for both the similarities and differences between the Australian and American lived experiences.

Our program allows students an opportunity to learn outside of the classroom setting. Students will be able to explore this enchanting continent, participate in various site visits and discussion groups, and gain unique insights on the topics of health and wellbeing by directly interacting and learning from indigenous Australians.

Check out our magazine for even more details:   Questions? Contact Jaziel Ramos-Ortiz or Stewart Chang Alexander.

Advanced Credit Testing (Fall 2016)

Advanced Credit Testing is an opportunity to test out of a specific Purdue college courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Communications, and Physics.  These tests are similar to the final exam for the course (passing percentages differ by course). Passing an advanced credit test confers credits only, not grades. Check with your academic advisor to see how the course could be used in your degree plan.

If you intend to take an advanced credit test in a course, you cannot have taken the course for a grade at any college or have previously tested out of it through AP, CLEP, IB, etc.  You can only attempt an advanced credit test in a course only once – it is a one-time opportunity!

Advanced credit test-out dates, calculator restrictions, procedures, and study guides for subjects can be found at:

All tests require a Form 231 signed by your academic advisor and at LEAST one form of picture ID.  Students without the proper calculator (if a calculator is allowed) will be turned away at the door.


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.