Changes in Some HHS CODO Requirements

From Shane Hawkins-Wilding, Director of Student Services, HHS College:

Several HHS majors have had CODO requirements updates, which we believe will benefit students who are interested in CODOing into these HHS majors.  HHS CODO requirements are posted here:

IMPORTANT:  Students are held to the CODO requirements of the semester and year they entered Purdue (not when they are able to CODO), unless they choose to use newer, updated, requirements.

Specifically, please note there are changes to the following majors:

  • Environmental Health Sciences (in Health Sci)
  • Health Sciences Pre-professional (in Health Sci)
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences (in Health Sci)
  • Occupational Health Science (in Health Sci)
  • Radiological Health Sciences (in Health Sci)
  • Developmental & Family Science (in HDFS)
  • Brain and Behavior Sciences (Pre-PSY)
  • Psychological Sciences (Pre-PSY)
  • Public Health (in HK)
  • Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences

If you have questions, please contact your Exploratory Studies Academic Advisor.

Last Day to Add a Course via MyPurdue (Jan. 19)

A reminder that Monday, Jan. 19th is the last day students may add a course themselves using MyPurdue.  Courses can be added after this date, but require an add/drop form to be signed by the student’s academic advisor and instructor for the course.  The form is then taken to the Registrar’s office (HOVDE 45) for processing.

All of the drop and add dates for the semester can be conveniently found on this one-page chart.

Summer 2015 Course Schedules Now Available!

For your Summer course planning needs, Summer 2015 Course Schedules are now available on MyPurdue > Academic Tab > Look Up Classes for viewing only.  Registration for Fall and Summer 2015 courses does not begin until around Spring Break (mid-March).

When considering summer courses, it is important to be aware of the dates and times of the courses as there are lots of variations, including 4-week, 6-week, 8-week, and 12-week courses.  There can also be multiple duration variations within a single course, such as a 4-week and an 8-week option for ECON 251, for example, so be careful which CRN you choose.  Consider using the MyPurdue > Academic Tab > Add or Drop Classes link to manually research and select courses rather than using Scheduling Assistant.

Keep in mind, too, that there is a limit to how many courses you can take over the summer – no more than 9 credit hours stretched over the summer, no matter the length of time of the course.  The duration of a course does NOT affect the number of credit hours earned or the amount of content taught.  A 4-week, 3 credit hour course covers the same material and earns the same credit hours as the same course taught in 8 weeks.  Also, no more than one 4-week course at a time and it cannot overlap another 6, 8, or 12 week course!  For details on all of the rules, see our past post Summer Course Mini-Tutorial.

Important Information for Students Interested in Nursing

Nursing that more space for CODO’s may be available than was original anticipated.  If you have not submitted your CODO papers to Nursing, please do so before the end of finals week.  These will be reviewed after grades are posted on May 14th.  CODO requirements still must be met to file CODO papers.  If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact your EXPL Academic Advisor.


Summer Course Mini-tutorial

During your registration meeting, you’ll want to be ready to discuss both Fall and Summer registration.  Also, you’ll use the same PIN number and Time Ticket in order to register for both session’s courses.  your PIN number and Time Tickets are meant to register for both sessions.

Unlike Fall courses which are either 16 or 8 weeks long and offered in-class or online, Summer courses have a LOT more variations.  The assumption is that you earn the same number of credit hours and learn the same material in each of these course lengths as you would have during a 16-week Fall or Spring semester.  Therefore, learning happens much faster in Summer courses, requiring stronger study skills and time management:

  • 4 weeks: Maymester (May 19 – June 13), Junemester (June 16 – July 11), or Julymester (July 14 – August 8).  Also known as Module 1, Module 2, and Module 3.  Students are limited to 4 credits hours within one 4-week session.  4-week modules cannot overlap with 6-, 8-, or 12-week sessions.
  • 6 weeks (May 19 – June 27 or June 30 – August 8)
  • 8 weeks (May 19 – July 11 or June 16 – August 8), also known as “summer session.”  Math and science courses tend to fall during these sessions.
  • 12 weeks (May 19 – August 8)

If you are interested in taking summer courses at a Purdue Regional Campus (IUPUI, Calumet, Purdue North Central, or IPFW), representatives from some of these campuses (not IPFW) will be visiting West Lafayette to help you register.  Regional Campuses transfer both grade and credit back to West Lafayette.

If you want to take summer courses at another college or university outside of the Purdue system (IUPUI, Calumet, Purdue North Central, or IPFW):

  • Realize that no grades will transfer, but students must earn a C- or better in the course in order for the credit to transfer.
  • Check the Transfer Credit Database for your course’s Purdue equivalent:  X’s in place of course numbers in this database means that your college’s course has no Purdue equivalent.
  • Contact that college or school’s admission department.  Tell them that you are only taking courses during the summer.  Most colleges and schools have admission categories for “temporary,” “summer,” “transfer,” or “transient” students.

As you have questions about Summer (and Fall) courses, please ask your Exploratory Studies advisor!

Scheduling Assistant Help is Here!

This great service is being offered by the Office of the Registrar:

Do you want your summer and fall class schedule developed within minutes? The quickest way is to use MyPurdue’s Scheduling Assistant.  Here’s a link to the Scheduling Assistant FAQ and to the Scheduling Assistant Manual for those who like step-by-step print directions.

The Office of the Registrar is also offering face-to-face, hands-on Scheduling Assistant help!  No appointments needed – just walk in to any of these computer labs during these dates and times:

Mon 3/24                            SC 277                   10:30a-2:30p

Tues 3/25                            SC 277                   10:30a-12:30p

Mon 3/31                            SC 277                   10:30a-2:30p

Tues 4/01                            SC 277                   10:30a-12:30p

Mon 4/07                            SC 277                   10:30a-2:30p

Tues 4/08                            SC 277                   10:30a-12:30p

Mon 4/14                            SC 277                   10:30a-2:30p

Tues 4/15                            SC 277                   10:30a-12:30p

Mon 4/21                            SC 277                   10:30a-2:30p

Tues 4/22                            SC 277                   10:30a-12:30p