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Advising and Registration Policies

Advising Appointment Policy

Students 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 an appointment.

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Registration Appointment Policy

Students will be contacted by their academic advisor each semester to schedule a registration appointment. Only one registration appointment may be scheduled at a time. Students who cannot attend their scheduled appointment are expected to cancel the appointment. If a student misses two scheduled registration appointments, they must 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 must 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 for the subsequent semester. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Drop-in Appointment Policy

Drop-in appointments are used to drop/add courses, resolve scheduling conflicts, complete paperwork, and address time-sensitive questions. Appointments are kept to 10 minutes and may not be used for registration or degree planning purposes.

Drop-in appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis, and therefore, students are not guaranteed to see their advisor during scheduled drop-in times if the number of students to be seen is greater than the time allotted. Students must see their assigned advisor unless there is an immediate need. Before visiting your advising office for a drop-in appointment, check drop-in times. Times are updated the Friday before the following week. Note: drop-in times ARE subject to change without notice.

CODO Drop-in-in Appointments

Students interested in a change of program (CODO) to the College of Science should consult the Non-College of Science Drop-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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