Final Grades Posted Tomorrow (May 11)

Well, the wait is almost over!  Spring Grades will be posted tomorrow, May 11th, after 9:00 am on myPurdue > Academics Tab > Final Grades link.   Watch your Purdue e-mail for messages from your advisor or from the Registrar concerning unmet pre-requisites, honor roll congrats, or information about 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 or mis-entered and you have sufficient proof (i.e. Blackboard gradebook, your personal records, returned tests or scantrons, etc.), please contact your professor or the main lecture instructor for the course 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 4th at noon.  Then MyPurdue will close until July 18th at 9:00 a.m.  So, if you need to make schedule changes, make them soon!
  • If you have used your PIN in order to add either Fall or Summer classes, then it is available to you on myPurdue > Registration Tab > Registration PIN.
  • Only courses taken at Purdue Regional Campuses (Calumet, North Central, IPFW, and IUPUI) will replace grades taken at Purdue West Lafayette – but only if the course is the exact same number.  For example, ECON E-201 taken at IUPUI will NOT replace ECON 251 taken at Purdue West Lafayette.

If you are taking courses outside of the Purdue system, here are some things to remember:

  • If you are taking a course during the summer to meet a pre-requisite for a Fall class, you must let your academic advisor know!  Otherwise, the Registrar will drop your Fall course and you may not be able to re-add it.
  • Courses taken outside the Purdue system transfer for credit only.  Students need to earn a C- or better for the transfer to occur.  Check the Transfer Credit Database to see if the course at the summer college has an equivalent at Purdue:
  • At the end of the summer, have the summer college send an official transcript to this address: (click on “Transfer Credit Guidelines.”



Purdue Policy Research Institute Fellowships (apps. due May 21)

Purdue Policy Research Institute (PPRI) Undergraduate Fellowship 2016-17

PPRI is pleased to offer three (3) fellowship positions to senior undergraduate students with an interest in the interdisciplinary study of public policy and policy-related research. The undergraduate fellow will receive a $1,000 scholarship, be provided with carrel space for study in Mann Hall in Discovery Park, and will be expected to play a leading role in outreach activities at the Centre. The undergraduate fellow may enroll in an appropriate undergraduate course for course credit, reflecting a learning experience that combines attendance at PPRI seminars and other events with work on a research project defined in consultation with the Director. The specific number of credit hours and the nature of the project could be negotiated with the Director, but it is expected that students will be in residence at the Policy Institute at the start of the Fall semester. The Fellowship appointments are for the 2016-17 academic year.

Students are invited to apply for the award directly. Applicants will be selected on the basis of academic background, record of excellence, evidence of interest and fit with PPRI mission, and promise of future achievement. The Director aims to assemble a diverse, collaborative, and inclusive team. In order to be eligible, the applicant must meet each of the following criteria:

  • be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the Purdue West Lafayette campus,
  • have completed the coursework for their freshman and sophomore years, and
  • have a CGPA of at least 3.33.

A completed application will contain the following:

  • copy of your most recent transcript,
  • resume,
  • statement describing your interest in interdisciplinary policy research (maximum one page),
  • copy of a paper you have written in a course related to the subject, and
  • the name and email address of a Purdue professor who is willing to act as a reference for you.

Please submit these materials to:
Applications close: May 21, 2016

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.

Fall 2016 Courses: HORT 49100 (2 courses)

Both of these courses are taught at the 10000-level and have no pre-requisites:

HORT 49100, CRN 16540
Medicine in the Garden (1 credit)
T 3:30 – 4:20 pm (16 week class)
Drs. David Rhodes and Joshua Widhalm

A survey of the uses and properties of horticultural plants for human health and well-being. Topics will focus on the close relationships between plants and human physiology, nutrition, medicines, mind-altering drugs, poisons, and beverages.

HORT 49100, CRN 16653
More than Kale and Brussel Sprouts (1 credit)
MWF 12:30 – 1:20 pm (Sept. 26 – Nov. 1; 5 week class)
Dr. Steve Weller

Discover the exotic world of vegetables. Interactive lectures and hands-on experience build the basis for life-long knowledge, culinary delight and healthy living. Learn the excitement of healthy foods.

Fall 2016 Courses: STAT 19000

From Prof. Mark Daniel Ward, Department of Statistics:

This is the official announcement that my new 1-credit STAT 19000 Data Analysis Seminar is now officially available for registration.

*** No assumed background or prerequisites are needed for this course!***

The CRN is 18874.  It will be taught on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 am during Fall 2016.  The course will be driven by data analysis projects. There are currently 90 seats available in Stanley Coulter Hall (SC),  239.

This undergraduate seminar is open to all Purdue undergraduate students.  It will provide an introduction to topics from data science.  I will give a brief overview of topics such as R, data visualization, UNIX, bash shell, regular expressions, SQL, XML, etc.

If you want to get a better idea of the topics covered in STAT 19000, here are the 2014 and 2015 versions, available online here: and

Looking forward to seeing lots of interested students this fall!