Advising and Registration


Students in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute must meet with their advisor at least once per semester.

Meeting with your Advisor

  • Some majors have group advising sessions, others have individual advising appointments or walk-in hours.
  • Your advisor will email you with information about the procedure used in your department.

Preparing for your Advising Session

  • Determine how many credit hours you want to take.
  • Compile a list of courses and alternates you would like to take.
  • Determine whether you meet all the prerequisites for these courses.
  • Once the Schedule of Classes is available on myPurdue, make sure all the course times work together.

Topics Typically Covered in an Advising Session

  • Progress toward your degree.
  • Appropriate courses for the next semester.
  • Academic standing.
  • Internships, career fairs, and other non-academic opportunities.
  • Registration PIN release.
  • Additional student questions.


Students register themselves on myPurdue. Registration begins in late October for the spring semester and in late March for the fall and summer semesters. Advising and PIN release must occur prior to registration.

After You Register

  • Print out your schedule from Week-at-a-Glance on the left side of the Academic tab on myPurdue. You will need to enter a date that is within the appropriate semester.
  • Confirm your enrollment.  (Enrollment confirmation can be completed on the Academic tab on myPurdue.)
  • Pay your fees by the due date indicated.  (A fee statement will not be generated until you register.)
  • Monitor your schedule periodically on Week-at-a-Glance.  Classes occasionally get moved, changed, or canceled.  It is your responsibility to check your schedule and make any changes necessary.
  • Read your Purdue email regularly. You should be notified if any changes have been made to your schedule.

Additional Information

The Schedule of Classes:  The Schedule of Classes  is typically available in mid-October for the fall semester, in mid-January for the summer semester and in mid-March for the fall semester.

Your time ticket:  Your individual registration period, or time ticket, is assigned by the Office of the Registrar.  Unless you have priority registration (for athletes, University Honors program, etc.), your time ticket is determined by the total number of credit hours you have posted to myPurdue.

  • You can access your time ticket by clicking on the Registration Status link on the left side of the Academic tab on myPurdue.
  • Your time ticket will be available in mid-October for the spring semester and in mid-March for the summer and fall semesters.

Registration PIN:  In order to register, you must meet with your advisor and get your Registration PIN.  You will get a new Registration PIN each semester.  The Registration PIN for the summer and fall semesters is the same.

  • After you have entered your Registration PIN into myPurdue for the first time each semester, you can access your Registration PIN by clicking on the Registration PIN link on the left side of the Academic tab of myPurdue.

Waiting lists:  If you try to enroll in a class that is full and the course doesn’t have linked sections, you may have the option to be placed on a waiting list for one particular section (CRN).  It is then particularly important to monitor your Purdue email, so that you can respond within the allotted 16 hours.

Course Withdrawal: A record of the fact that a student was enrolled in a course and withdrew from the course after the second week. When a course assignment is canceled prior to the end of two weeks of a semester or one week of a summer session, the course will not be recorded on the student’s record.


Summer & Fall 2015
AT Registration Period begins February 24

Meets AVMG & Flight
Walk-ins begin February 24th
Available times will be posted the prior week.

Meets AENT & Flight
To schedule an appointment:

New advisor will be starting March 3rd.
Will meet AENT students.

MyPurdue Plan

Take a look at the plan of study you are on (  Are there exceptions that need to be made for your myPurdue plan?  If you started Purdue Fall 14 review your 4 year plan and update where possible.

• Summer Schedule is available now on MyPurdue.
• Fall Schedule available on March 16th.
• YOU ARE REQUIRED TO COME IN TO SEE YOUR ADVISOR TO GET YOUR PIN ACCESS CODE!!!  You will need this code to register for classes and to make any schedule changes.  (NEW PINs will be issued every semester!!!)

Check on My Purdue under Academics for your Time tickets so that you know when you can go into MyPurdue and register!

Transfer Credit

If you are thinking about taking a summer course at home please check to see how the course will transfer.

Registration Time Tickets

*The following student groups will be granted priority registration; ROTC, Athletes, Cheerleaders, University Honors, certain students with disabilities where we have been advised to assigned priority.

Priority Groups - Tuesday, March 24 - Saturday, March 28, noon
Seniors - Monday, March 30 - Saturday, April 4, noon
Juniors - Monday, April 6 - Saturday, April 11, noon
Sophomores - Monday, April 13 - Saturday, April 18, noon
Current Freshmen - Monday, April 20 - Saturday, April 25, noon
All current degree students and new summer admits - April 27 - June 6

MyPurdue Classifications:
Freshmen:  0 – 29 hours
Sophomore: 30 – 59 hours
Junior: 60 – 89 hours
Senior: 90- 105+ hours

• Remember to confirm AND pay your fees through My Purdue or you will be automatically cancelled.  Even IF your balance is “0”, you MUST confirm on MyPurdue!!!

• March 23 is the last day to drop a class!!! Signatures required!!!  Form is processed through Room 45, Hovde Hall.

• Walk-in times will be posted each Friday for the following week.