Enrollment Certification How-to

From the Biology Counseling Newsletter, October 13, 2016:

Need to Prove You Are a Student to Health Insurers, Auto Insurers and others?

A service is being offered to students via myPurdue.  You will be able to print enrollment verifications for health insurers and other organizations by accessing the Enrollment Certification area under the Academics Tab.  Select the Enrollment Certification area by clicking on National Student Clearinghouse.  Please note if the student needs their GPA information included on the enrollment certification, they must visit the Office of the Registrar (Hovde room 45) so a signature can be obtained.

Foreign Language Placement Testing (Nov. 9-11)

Foreign Language Placement Testing
November 9th, 10th, and 11th at 6:00 pm
Stanley Coulter Hall (SC), room 231 (this is a computer lab)

Placement tests for most languages take about 30 minutes, while Japanese and Russian take 45 minutes or more. 

During these sessions, you will test for placement in one of the following languages: French, German, Spanish, Heritage Spanish, Latin, Russian, and Japanese. For students interested in placing in other languages, please see our placement page for details: https://www.cla.purdue.edu/slc/placement/index.html.

Students will need a signed Form 231 from their advisor and two forms of picture identification (such as a Purdue ID). You will learn their placement and credit results right after you finish your placement test.

Remember: Students who have had two years or more of study of a language in high school must sit for the placement exam in order to learn where they begin in our language sequence. Students who have fewer than two years, or for whom it has been more than five years, may begin at the 101 level in their respective language.

Heritage Speakers: Students who grew up in a Spanish-speaking country and who came to the US after the age of 14 are considered native speakers and are not eligible to sit for the placement exam. Students who grew up in a Spanish-speaking country, and who came to the US before the age of 14 are considered heritage speakers, and are eligible to sit for the Heritage Spanish placement exam.

Chinese Placement Tests:  Please consult the above link for details.  This test is given individually by Profs. Wei Hong and Daniel Hsieh.

Envision Center Tours (Oct. 3 and 4)

From Faculty Focus (ITaP), September 22nd, 2016:

Specializing in virtual and augmented reality technology, the Envision Center works with faculty and researchers to create educational tools and data visualizations and has access to many technologies not yet released to the general public.

Tours of the Envision Center will take place from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Monday, October 3rd and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, October 4th.  The Envision Center is located in the underground walkway connecting Stewart Center and the Purdue Memorial Union.

These tours are part of the Dawn or Doom conference.

Exploratory Studies Student Organization Callout! (Sept. 7)

WHO: EXPL Student Organizations

WHAT: Find out how to become involved with Purdue Student Government Representatives, EXPL Ambassadors, and EXPL Peer Mentors organizations. Visit our website to learn more about each organization!

WHEN: Wednesday, September 7th at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Krach Leadership Center (KRCH),  Room 148

WHY: FREE FOOD! (Need we say more?!) Becoming part of an EXPL student group is a great way to connect with your peers and Purdue, show pride for exploring students everywhere, and develop leadership skills that your future employers want to see.

Oh, and it will be lots of FUN!!! 🙂 Current members of all three organizations will be on hand to welcome new EXPL students, lead some activities, discuss college concerns, and just chat.  We’ll see you at KRCH 148 on September 7th at 6:00 pm!

Car Care for International Students (Sept. 3)

From the International Programs Weekly Update, August 30, 2016:

A second installment of the Car Care for International Students, hosted by China Outreach Ministries will be on Saturday, September 3rd from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. The event is free and will provide students with various tips, tricks, and discussions on car care. The session will take place at Campus House, 1000 W. State St. (right across from Lilly Hall). Spots are limited, so if interested be sure to RSVP here.

In this session, topics include:

  • Roadside emergencies: changing flat tires, jumping dead car battery, etc.
  • How to check your car’s fluids
  • How to prepare your car for winter (“winterizing” your car)