Advising & Registration

At Purdue, advising and registration are separate.


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

Meeting with your Advisor

  • Your assigned academic advisor will send you a BoilerConnect invitation link via email to make your required appointment each semester.

    • If you have any questions or concerns, you can make an appointment at any time with your assigned advisor in BoilerConnect.

Preparing for your Advising Session

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

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 will not be released without meeting with your assigned academic advisor.
  • Please continue to check for registration holds prior to the batch registration deadline.
  • Other questions a student may have.


  • Meet with your assigned academic advisor to discuss course selections.
  • Make sure your Course Request Form (CRF) is accurate, with alternates as appropriate.
  • Submit your Course Request Form by following the instructions given by your academic advisor.
  • Confirm your holds are lifted by the batch deadline listed on the Advisor Recommendation Form.
  • Make sure your Course Request Form is submitted by the batch deadline.
  • Video of How to use the Course Request Form
  • Student FAQ

After Schedules are Released

  • View your schedule from Week-at-a-Glance on the left side of the Academic tab in myPurdue. You will need to enter a date that is within the appropriate semester.
  • Confirm your enrollment. Enrollment confirmation can be completed on the Financial tab on myPurdue once fees are assessed.
  • 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 cancelled. It is the student’s 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

Registration PIN:  In order to register, you must meet with all of your advisor(s) prior to registration. The Registration PIN for the summer and fall semesters is the same.