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College of Science All Aboard Purdue Registration Tasks

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Completing the following tasks will prepare you for your All Aboard Purdue Registration academic advising appointment. Please note: an advisor assignment will not be made until all Purdue 101 tasks are completed. You may review the College of Science All Aboard Purdue presentation (PDF) for more information.


TASK 1: Complete Purdue 101

You will receive an email at your Purdue email account requesting that you complete Purdue 101. In your New Student tab, you will be asked to complete a number of tasks in preparation of the fall semester. Completing Purdue 101 and your Student Information Form (SIF) are your first steps in the registration process. Once Purdue 101 is completed, the College of Science advising office will be notified.

Science Advising will contact you at your Purdue email to start the advising and registration process. Please respond to all requests for information in the SIF as your advisor will use this information to prepare for your first advising appointment. If your form is incomplete, you will be contacted to complete it, which will delay your advisor assignment and appointment.

Once completed, you will be assigned an academic advisor. Your advisor will contact you within 10 business days of this assignment to introduce themselves and share instructions on how to schedule your advising appointment. if you do not hear from an advisor in 10 business days, contact


TASK 2:  Determine your math placement

Math placement is a role in determining major coursework in your first semester. Your academic advisor use one of the following options to determine your first calculus course.

Calculus courses require completion of one of the following prerequisites:

  • SAT or ACT scores. Go to the Math Placement Information page to review minimum scores for Calculus I.

  • Calculus credit earned. Go to the Transfer Credit Guidelines page to learn how your transfer credit (transfer or dual credit; AP or IB scores) may post to your Purdue academic transcript.

  • ALEKS Placement Assessment: If your SAT/ACT scores or transfer credit do not qualify you for Calculus I, you are strongly encouraged to take the ALEKS Placement Assessment to meet the Calculus I prerequisite. ALEKS assesses your algebra and trigonometry knowledge and provides test prep and learning modules to aid you in achieving the minimum score necessary to take a Calculus I course. Minimum scores are listed on  Math Placement Information page.

TASK 3: Enter your Emergency Contact & Financial Obligation Information 

Important: The University will place a registration hold on your student account, which will prevent fall semester registration, until this information is submitted.

  • Go to My Purdue – Academics Page – Emergency Contacts. Enter your Emergency Contact information.

  • Go to My Purdue – Bills and Payments Page – Acknowledge your Financial Obligations and follow the prompts.

  • More information on how to release your holds.


TASK 4: Review Science course options prior to your advising and appointment

A common first-semester schedule for a College of Science student includes:


TASK 5: Make a list of subjects and courses that interest you

After reviewing Science Core Curriculum requirements and course options that interest you, make a list to share with your advisor at your advising appointment.


TASK 6: Mark your calendar to attend the College of Science New Student Orientation

College of Science (CoS) students are strongly encouraged to attend New Student Orientation on Friday, August 18, 2023 from 2-4 PM. Grow your College of Science pride, learn about your major, meet your peers, and get ready for the best years of your life!

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