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Krannert Undergraduate Advising FAQ Section

Thank you for visiting Krannert’s FAQ section!  Many of the resources outlined below can be found by logging into your myPurdue portal.  We encourage you to explore each of the tabs in myPurdue. You can use your username and Boilerkey authentication to log in here.  

Additionally, for questions outside of Academic Advising, you may find the below FAQ resources helpful:

Bursar’s Office (Billing/Payment FAQ) Financial Aid
Honors College International Students and Scholars
Krannert Learning Communities Parent and Family FAQ
Registrar’s Office (Course Registration FAQ) Study Abroad
University Residences

Incoming Students

Once you complete the VSTAR module and set up your Purdue email, you will hear from the Krannert Advising Office about who your advisor is and how to set up your first meeting with them. They will also be listed on your myPurduePlan and in BoilerConnect once the semester begins.

After you complete the VSTAR module, you will hear from Krannert within a week to set up an appointment with your advisor.

No. When you meet with your advisor, you will submit your schedule requests for the semester.  Your official schedule with days, times, and professors will be posted on myPurdue. Communication from Krannert will be sent to all undergraduate students before schedules post, please monitor your Purdue email
You can view how your AP credits transfer into Purdue here. For IB credit view here, for A-levels view here.  To see how dual credit courses transfer to Purdue, you can check on your transcript in myPurdue under the Academics tab, or use the transfer equivalency guide here.

You can view all the majors offered in Krannert here.  Please note, the Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE) program is restricted to students who are admitted to the program directly.

The advising office is located on the third floor of the Krannert (KRAN) Building.  You can view a campus map here.

We recommend monitoring your Purdue email to stay on top of any tasks and information that will be helpful as you prepare to start your time as a Boilermaker! Purdue also provides a pre-arrival checklist with items to complete prior to starting the Fall semester.  You can access the list in Brightspace when it is released (typically early July).

Krannert and Purdue offer a variety of different opportunities to help students their first year in college.  Krannert 101 is an online Brightspace module created by advisors to help students find information about campus organizations and resources.

If you are concerned about your academic transition to Purdue, talk with your advisor about enrolling in a study skills course your first semester.  Krannert also offers a 1 credit hour course to help students adjust to Krannert: MGMT 100. Accounting students will take MGMT 197.  

Academics, Degree Requirements, and Grades

Students can register for classes at Purdue using an online scheduling tool called Scheduling Assistant.  In order to submit your scheduling requests, students are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor.  To officially register for courses, students must submit their CRF (Course Request Form) via Scheduling Assistant.  

View this video for directions on how to submit the CRF.

Summer registration is available pending classification. Check the summer registration schedule for open registration. To find your time ticket in myPurdue, go to myPurdue – Registration – Current Registration.

Yes, you can make changes before submitting your courses.  However, please consult with your advisor before removing any core or required courses from your CRF. Students are ultimately responsible for knowing and completing degree requirements. For directions on how to make changes in the CRF, please see instructions here.

A registration hold is placed on your account when you have an action item to complete.  Some of the most common holds include the Emergency Contact hold, a survey or training hold, or if you have an outstanding balance with the bursar’s office.  You can view more information about why you have a registration hold here.

Common Registration holds and how to resolve them:

A pre-requisite (pre-req) is a course that must be taken before you enroll in another course.  For example, students must take a statistics course (STAT 30301) before enrolling in MGMT 305.  Pre-requisites are determined by faculty to ensure you have the necessary background knowledge to be successful in a course.

If you are a senior, and it is a course you need to graduate, Krannert will send an internal waitlist survey for you to complete.  If you are not a senior, continue to look for seats in your preferred courses, and talk with your advisor about alternate courses to take.

No, advisors cannot add students to courses that are full. If you’d like to request an override for a course, you can submit a request through Scheduling Assistant and the appropriate contact for the department will review your request.

You can discuss adding a minor or concentration with your advisor. They can add it to your official record.  To see a full list of available majors/minors at Purdue, visit the course catalog and select “Undergraduate & Graduate Programs”, “Undergraduate Minors” or “Undergraduate Certificates” on the left-hand side

Working with an advisor

To prepare for your advising appointment, be sure to:

  • Resolve any registration holds (myPurdue – Registration – Do I have any holds?)
  • Look at your myPurduePlan and Plan of Study to prepare a list of classes you’d like to discuss with your advisor for the next semester.
  • Consider any other items you may want to discuss, such as study abroad, campus involvement, or internships, and include this in the comments section in BoilerConnect when scheduling your appointment. Be sure to notify your advisor if you are considering adding a dual major, minor, concentration or certificate.

All Purdue students are required to meet with their assigned advisor at least once per semester.

Students can schedule additional appointments through BoilerConnect throughout the semester as needed.   

You can schedule an appointment with your advisor through BoilerConnect.  Follow the instructions here if you need assistance.

You can cancel or reschedule using BoilerConnect, or reach out to your advisor via email.  It is important to let your advisor know if you are unable to make your appointment time in advance of missing the appointment.

Yes. Students who arrive 10 minutes or later to their appointment will be asked to reschedule.  For your registration appointment, 5 minutes or later is considered a no show and your advisor may ask you to reschedule.

The Academic Success Center has a list of tutors you can access here.  The Math Department also provides a list of tutors you can access here.

Supplemental Instruction is a series of group tutoring sessions led by another Purdue student who has completed the course with a high grade. There are SI sessions offered for Krannert MAI courses - ECON 25100, MGMT 20000, MGMT 20100 and math. You can view the schedule here. SI sessions are free, but you must sign up for a session through myPurdue/Brightspace.

If you have a documented learning difference or would like to discuss evaluation, you can reach out to the Disability Resource Center here. Additionally, if you are experiencing a temporary situation impacting your academics like a concussion, surgery, or medical treatment you can receive temporary accommodations through the DRC.

Purdue Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a guide for talking with your professors if you have fallen behind due to personal matters. View some of their guidance here. You can also schedule an appointment to meet with your professor(s) or attend office hours to discuss strategies for getting caught up in the course.

Additionally, the Academic Success Center offers several resources such as SI (Supplemental Instruction) and time management and studying workshops.

Only students who are sophomore standing or higher completing a course for elective credit can take a course P/NP. Krannert Policy does not permit any MGMT/ECON/OBHR course to be taken P/NP - even if the course is being taken for elective credit. For more information about Krannert's P/NP policy, visit here.

Please discuss with your advisor before deciding to drop a class.  To drop, follow the directions here.

Employment & Campus Opportunities

View information about how to apply to on-campus jobs here.

We highly recommend you reach out to the Krannert Professional Development Center and meet with a Krannert career advisor.  Your academic advisor can also help to make the connection if you let them know. Purdue also has the Center for Career Opportunities, which is available for all students to use.  You can view more about the CCO resources here.

Each Fall and Spring, the SMEF Career Fair is held.  This is a great way to network and meet future employers, as well as learn about internship opportunities.  The Center for Career Opportunities at Purdue also hosts multiple career fairs throughout the year.  You can view the full list of careers fairs here

An internship is not required at Krannert, but highly recommended. For transitioning into the MSA program you will need to have had an internship. It is highly recommended to contact the graduate program you are interested in to see if they require an internship. Contact the Krannert Professional Development Center (KPDC) for assistance with your internship search.

The Office of Undergraduate Research provides information to students about research here. If you are interested in conducting research on a particular topic or with a specific professor, tips for getting started can be found here.  Students interested in Economics research can visit here.

The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is another great resource for students interested in graduate programs.

Students can also view research opportunities offered through the Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program here.

CareerBound is a competencies-based career readiness program helping Krannert students prepare for post-graduation opportunities.  View more information here.

Think Summer offers scholarship opportunities for students participating in internships and research while completing courses.  View more information here.

Graduation

Purdue offers commencement after each semester. Details can be found here.

Students can apply to graduate in myPurdue.  Follow directions here for assistance.