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

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!

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.