Check Holds on or after October 4 to Prevent Inability to Register

From Chris Marheine, Office of the Registrar:

This email is to let you know that we will be assigning the emergency contact and financial obligation holds to all active students on Monday, October 3rd.  After that date students will need to clear these holds before they will be able to register for Spring 2017.  Even if they take care of these items now, the hold will still be placed on October 3rd, so students should wait until October 4th to to check and clear these holds!

Instructions for how to clear those holds is here: Emergency Contact and Financial Obligation step-by-step.

Last Day to Drop a Class Using MyPurdue (Sept. 5)

A reminder that Monday, September 5th is the last day to drop a class using MyPurdue and without incurring a “W” (withdraw).  The University counts “W’s” as a court attempt against the three attempt maximum allowed during your college career – so be careful!  Otherwise, a “W” has no affect on your GPA or career prospects.

Courses can be dropped after September 5th, but would require picking up a Form 23 with various signatures.  For details, please read our previous post explaining the Adding and Dropping Deadlines.

Some students are having difficulty dropping courses using Scheduling Assistant.  If you are one of them, please instead use MyPurdue > Registration tab > Add or Drop Classes link.  From there, choose “Drop” from the drop-down boxes next to each part of the course you’d like to get rid of.  Then click the Submit button at the bottom of the page.  If the course has been dropped, any drop-down boxes will be replaced with the statement “Drop Class [date]”.

Certifying Enrollment at Purdue

Need to prove you’re 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 verification for health insurers and other organizations by accessing the Enrollment Certification area under the academic tab.  Select the Enrollment Certification area by clicking on National Student Clearinghouse.

Please note:  If you need your GPA information included on the enrollment certification, you still must visit the Office of the Registrar (Hovde Hall, room 45) so a signature can be obtained.

How to Register for FS 470: Wine Appreciation (Fall 2016)

From the Food Science department:

FS 470: Wine Appreciation is a course that is permitted by Indiana Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fire Arms, and Explosives (ATF).  We have a license from them to serve alcohol if the student shows that they will be at least 21 years old on or before August 22, 2016. The Food Science Department is the only department on campus that allows overrides for this course.  This course cannot be audited.

On Monday, March 21st, the Department of Food Science will begin signing forms for FS 47000 – Wine Appreciation, Fall 2016 semester. All students need to come in person to the NLSN Building, room 2203, to obtain signature approval and override permission. Our office hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.. Our office is closed from noon – 1:00 p.m. daily.

Here’s what you’ll need to bring with you:

1. A Form 23 signed by your advisor.

2. A Driver’s license or passport to verify that the student will be 21 years old on or before August 22, 2016.  If the student does not have proper ID, we will not sign their forms.

This course can be taken for a grade or a pass/no pass option.  If you want to make this class a pass/no pass, tell your Exploratory Studies advisor, so they may correctly fill out your Form 23.  Completed and signed Form 23’s go to the Registrar in Hovde Hall, room 45 for processing.

Late adds or schedule modifications (after the first week) will need the signatures of the FS 47000 professor, Dr. C. Butzke, and of your advisor.


Last Day to Drop a Course or to Withdraw from the University (March 11)

A reminder that March 11th is the last day to drop a course or to withdraw entirely from the University without documentation.

Sophomores or older (30 or more credits completed):

  • Pick up a drop form from your academic advisor
  • You’ll need your advisor’s signature and your instructor’s signature on the form
  • Take the drop form directly to Hovde Hall, room 45 for processing
  • Depending on whether you are passing or failing the course at the time of drop, your “grade” will either be a “W” (withdraw passing) or “WF” (withdraw failing).  Neither are computed into your GPA.

Freshmen (fewer than 30 credits completed):

  • Pick up a drop form from your academic advisor
  • You’ll just need your advisor’s signature on the form
  • Take the drop form directly to Hovde Hall, room 45 for processing
  • Your “grade” will be a “W,” which is not computed into your GPA

TIP: After you turn in your drop form, please check MyPurdue > Academic Tab > Registration History to make sure the course has been withdrawn from your schedule.

If you need to withdraw entirely from the University (drop all of your courses):

  • Fill out Withdraw Request Form located at MyPurdue > Academic tab > Withdraw from the University link in the lower right hand corner.
  • Once the form is submitted, you’ll need to call (765) 494-1747 or visit SCHL 207.
  • A Student Support Specialist within the Office of the Dean of Students will help you complete the withdraw process.

Withdrawing means that you can return to Purdue the very next semester.  For more detailed information about withdrawing from the University, including its impact on financial aid, visit

Regional Campuses visit to Register WL Students for Summer Courses

A Reminder from the Office of the Registrar:

Admission representatives from the Purdue Calumet and North Central campuses will be available to register Purdue – West Lafayette students for summer classes on March 7th from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm in the East Foyer of Stewart Center (STEW).

Student who cannot attend the March 7th visit (or whose regional campuses are not visiting) can apply for summer at their respective regional campuses through these sites: