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  1. This tool may be used by prospective or current students and their advisors or counselors. The top part allows you to enter your transfer courses to see the equivalency at Purdue West Lafayette.
    The bottom part allows you to look at possible transfer courses by the Purdue course.
  2. You are encouraged to use a Purdue West Lafayette degree plan as a companion tool. They are found in the university catalog.
  3. This tool is a real-time, exact replica of our internal credit evaluation system.
  4. Students at the regional campuses, Purdue Northwest and Purdue Fort Wayne, cannot use this tool. Your credit is Purdue-system credit and automatically becomes part of the Purdue record, so there is nothing to transfer.
    (Note: There is no need to send a transcript either if transferring from a regional campus.)
  5. We have another tool which may be beneficial, Purdue Equivalency Self-Service. It allows you to select a specific major, minor, and/or concentration and enter current and future transfer courses.
    The resulting report compares your work in our degree audit system showing how much you will need to complete to graduate from Purdue.
  6. Details about transfer credit may be found here.
  7. Please note course equivalencies are subject to review and may change at any time. Plan on reviewing your courses each semester.
  8. If you are an applicant or current student and you don't find the course or institution in the list, you may request an evaluation from transfercredit@purdue.edu.

Tool Tips

  1. For courses in US Territories, use US in the Location field.
  2. Some fields have an "ALL" option at the top. Use this if you wish a more comprehensive list.
  3. Unlike typical drop-downs, this tool is filtering behind the scenes to narrow your choices for the next selection. If you make a change to an early field, you will have to re-enter the data in the subsequent fields.
  4. At the end of each row is a Row button to clear all choices within the row.
  5. After each selection, the C button allows you to copy down all selections made prior to and including that field.

Transfer Credit Data Base

Students who have established credit for a Purdue math class (via AP, IB, transfer, or dual credit) are typically placed into an appropriate math class in their first semester based on that credit.

Students who have not established credit are placed into a Purdue math class based on SAT Math, ACT Math, or ALEKS mathematics placement assessment scores according to the following guidelines:

  • If you have an SAT Math score of at least 670 or an ACT Math score of at least 29, then you do NOT need to take ALEKS in order to register for a math class for the upcoming semester.
  • If you have neither an SAT Math score of at least 530 nor an ACT Math score of at least 21, then you must obtain an ALEKS score of at least 45% before you can register for a math class for the upcoming semester. (This is also true of students who do not have an SAT/ACT score).
  • If you have an SAT Math score in the range 530 to 660 OR an ACT Math score in the range 21 to 28, then please examine the table below to determine IF you must take ALEKS in order to register for your desired math class at Purdue.

ALEKS Assessment Tool

Changing Majors Procedure

Welcome to Purdue! You’ll find this to be a place of wonder, opportunity and fun as
well as challenge. Here are a few tried and true tips and resources which may be of
help for your success at Purdue and in life.

Tips and Study Resources

Bring This Completed Form to Your Advising Appointment.

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Faculty/Student Mentor Program

Defining roles and responsibilities for: Agronomy Student Services & Academic
Advising / Faculty Mentoring Model

Responsibilities for Advisor/Mentor/Mentee​​

Take completed form to your mentor meeting. Please give careful thought to ensure that your
choices meet degree requirements and career interests. Ultimately, you are responsible so ask if

Mentor Form for Students

University Academic Information

The 2022-2023 Purdue West Lafayette catalog is considered the source for academic and programmatic requirements for students entering programs during the Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023 semesters. Although this catalog was prepared using the best information available at the time, all information is subject to change without notice or obligation. The university claims no responsibility for errors that may have occurred during the production of this catalog.

The courses listed in this catalog are intended as a general indication of the Purdue University curricula on the West Lafayette campus. Courses and programs are subject to modification at any time. Not all courses are offered every semester, and faculty teaching particular courses or programs may vary from time to time. The content of a course or program may be altered to meet particular class needs.

When a student is matriculated and enrolled at Purdue West Lafayette, they are required to fulfill the general education and graduation requirements specified in the catalog current at that time. When students formally declare a major, they are required to fulfill the major requirements in the catalog current at that time.

University Catalog

An honors contract is an agreement between an undergraduate student and a faculty instructor that allows the student to turn a standard course into an honors course. 

In general, honors contracts allow the student to go beyond the material of the regular course and to produce more sophisticated work. A student may, for example, delve more deeply into methodology, structure, theory, or application; perform additional or alternative research; develop a service project; or present findings in some format.

Honors Contracts are due by the second Friday of the semester. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Honors Contract Courses & Form​

Professional Certification

Dean of Students

Purdue University is committed to an inclusive and welcoming experience for all students. To that end, the Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides services, resources, and programs to facilitate equal access for disabled students, resulting in their full participation in curricular and co-curricular offerings. We work with faculty and staff across campus to uphold these values and actions for all Purdue students.

Disability Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a team of multiculturally sensitive professionals delivering comprehensive psychological services to the students of Purdue University. CAPS has a strong commitment to meeting the needs of diverse people. In all the service areas provided by CAPS, our staff strives to create an environment where all people feel welcome. As a staff, we attempt to facilitate mutual respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic, and national backgrounds, sexual/affectional orientations, gender identities, mental and physical abilities, languages, classes, ages, religion/spiritual beliefs, socioeconomic background as well as other types of diversity.

Counseling and Psychological Services

College of Agriculture Course Information

Each plan of study must include 3 credits of economics, 3 credits of University Curriculum Council (UCC) approved humanities selection, plus 9 credits of additional humanities and social science selectives (approved by the Agriculture Curriculum and Student Relations Committee) of which at least 3 credits must be at the 30000 level or higher. Of these 15 credits, at least nine must be from outside the College of Agriculture.


Humanities/Social Science Selectives

All undergraduate plans of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Forestry, or Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture must include a minimum of nine credits from the international understanding selectives list on this page, or equivalent study abroad programs, international travel courses, or international work experiences. Six credits are required in programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering or Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering degree.

International understanding selective credits may be used to fulfill written and oral communication, social sciences and humanities, or departmental requirements.


International Unde​rstanding Selectives

Students must broaden their awareness of the United States domestic, multicultural environment. The objective of the multicultural awareness component of the core curriculum is to stimulate students to become aware of self and others to be better prepared for the workplace and participatory citizenship. Students are encouraged to explore coursework outside their own culture.


Multicultural Awareness Selectives

To view Ecology Selectives, click below to view the PDF:


Ecology Selectives​

In a capstone experience, students will be challenged to integrate their accumulated knowledge, and technical and social skills in order to identify and solve a problem relevant to issues encountered by professionals in their chosen discipline, and to communicate the results of their efforts to their peers. In doing so, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to adapt to professional situations. It is hoped that this experience will stimulate students' appreciation of the need for lifelong learning and initiate professional and personal liaisons.


Capstone Course or Experience

The objectives of the mathematics and sciences component of the core curriculum are for students to acquire a foundation of knowledge in mathematics, chemistry, and the biological sciences and physical sciences, an understanding of the scientific method, and the ability to apply their knowledge and problem-solving skills to relevant issues. 


Science Courses​

University Core Curriculum Information

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