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Advising and Registration Policies

Advising Appointment Policy

Students may schedule 30-minute appointments with their assigned advisors:

  • to register for Fall/Spring semesters, Summer terms
  • for in-depth advising questions
  • for academic/degree planning, graduate/professional school planning and career development
  • to discuss and receive support in addressing personal and academic challenges
  • for general questions and concerns

Students must be on time for their scheduled appointments. Late arrivals of more than 5 minutes may result in a cancellation of your appointment.

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Registration Appointment Policy

Students will be contacted by their academic advisor each semester regarding advising for the subsequent semester and scheduling a registration appointment. Registration appointments will be scheduled based on a student's classification. Only one registration appointment may be scheduled at a time. Students who are unable to attend their scheduled appointment are expected to cancel their appointment. If a student misses two scheduled registration appointments, they will be required to wait until the open registration period to schedule a final registration appointment. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Registration PIN Policy

College of Science students are required to meet with their academic advisors each semester to discuss their degree progress, course choices and experiential learning options. Registration PIN's are released once a student and their advisor meet and agree upon courses which will be taken in the subsequent semester. No exceptions are made to this policy.

Drop-in Appointment Policy

Drop-in appointments may be used to drop/add courses, resolve scheduling conflicts, complete paperwork, and to address time-sensitive questions. Appointments are kept to 15 minutes and may not be used for registration or degree planning purposes.

Drop-in-in appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis and therefore, students are not guaranteed to see their advisor during scheduled drop-in-in times if the number of students to be seen is greater than the time that has been scheduled. Students required to see their assigned advisor unless their advisor is unavailable and there is an immediate need.

Before visiting your advising office for a drop-in-in appointment, check drop-in times. Times are updated the Friday before the following week. Note: drop-in-in times ARE subject to change without notice.

CODO Drop-in-in Appointments

Students who would like to CODO to the College of Science should consult the Non-College of Science Drop-in-in Schedule and review College of Science CODO requirements for their intended program before speaking with a Science advisor.

Purdue University College of Science, 150 N. University St, West Lafayette, IN 47907 • Phone: (765) 494-1729, Fax: (765) 494-1736

Student Advising Office: (765) 494-1771, Fax: (765) 496-3015 • Science IT, (765) 494-4488

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