Student Resources: Policies, Procedures, and Other Information

Current undergraduate students can find helpful links, procedures, and other information pertaining to curricula here. Click the links below to navigate to each topic.

CODO (Major Change) Requirements

College of Agriculture Core Requirements

Course Repeat Policy/4th Course Attempt

Scholastic Recognition 

Course Repeat Policy & Process


Under University regulations, a student may attempt a non-repeatable course (a course that does not result in duplication of credit) up to three times. Students may request consideration of a fourth attempt by completing the College of Agriculture 4th Attempt process. Students are advised that fourth-attempt approvals are not guaranteed.

  1. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss the appropriateness of and reasons for submitting a fourth attempt request. Extenuating circumstances affecting each attempt must be present for consideration of a fourth and final attempt of a course.
  2. Complete the Fourth Attempt Request form and submit it to your Academic Advisor. You will be asked to: 1) explain the conditions that prevented successful completion of the course for your first three attempts and, 2) present a plan that ensures you will be successful in your fourth attempt to complete the course.
  3. Your advisor will submit your request to the Office of Academic Programs for review. If approved by the College, a registration override will be entered.

Late Graduation Registration Appeal

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE Late graduation registration requests

Students who fail to register for graduation on time may work with their advisor to submit an appeal to the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Programs. The student’s advisor/department should draft a memo to advocate for a late graduation registration on behalf of the student. Please note that appeals may or may not be approved, and that approval to be added to the graduation roster does not necessarily grant approval to participate in commencement.

The advisor's memo should be prepared on department letterhead and include the following information:

  1. What reason did the student provide when asked why they did not register on time?
  2. If the student passes all courses for the current semester, will they meet all the degree requirements to graduate at the requested time?
  3. Advisor’s endorsement: Explain why the student should be added after the deadline.
  4. Include the advisor’s name and title in the letter, and the advisor’s signature at the end.
  5. Leave space at the end for Dr. Wilson to sign. Use the signature block below.

Christine Wilson, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean & Director

Office of Academic Programs

College of Agriculture

Email the memo (as a Word Document) to Hope Heathcote, with “LATE GRADUATION ADD” in the subject line.



Purdue University sets specific criteria for students to achieve scholastic recognition. This recognition may include Dean's List, Semester Honors, and/or Graduation with Distinction or Graduation with Highest Distinction. For your convenience, these criteria are explained below.

Semester Honors are recognized when a student achieves all of the following:

  • Have at least 6 credits hours included in the semester GPA
  • Attain at least a 3.5 semester GPA
  • Have at least a 2.0 overall GPA

Dean's List students are recognized when a student achieves all of the following:

  • Have at least 6 credits hours included in the semester GPA
  • Have at least a 3.0 current semester GPA
  • Have at least 12 hours included in the overall GPA
  • Attain at least a 3.5 overall GPA
  • Baccalaureate candidate must have a minimum of 65 credit hours earned at Purdue
  • Minimum overall GPA shall be no less than the 90th percentile of the graduation index for each school (provided that the index is at least 3.30)
    • All baccalaureate engineering graduates will be considered as one school

 Of those graduates who qualify for distinction under these rules for spring semester, the three-tenth of those with the highest overall GPA will be designated as “highest distinction”.

Students enrolled in the College of Agriculture Dean's Scholars program are recognized upon graduation if they have completed the requirements specific to the Dean's Scholars program.

Students enrolled in Purdue Honors College are recognized upon graduation if they have completed the requirements specific to the Honors College.


Your Grade Point Average (GPA) is the total number of Quality Points divided by the total number of credit hours attempted. (Quality Points are simply the weight, the numeric value assigned each grade, multiplied by the number of credit hours for the course.)


Quality Points are simply the weight, the numeric value assigned each grade, multiplied by the number of credit hours for the course.

Grade Weight Quality Points = Weight x Credit Hours
A+ 4.0 4.0 x Credit Hours
A 4.0 4.0 x Credit Hours
A- 3.7 3.7 x Credit Hours
B+ 3.3 3.3 x Credit Hours
B 3.0 3.0 x Credit Hours
B- 2.7 2.7 x Credit Hours
C+ 2.3 2.3 x Credit Hours
C 2.0 2.0 x Credit Hours
C- 1.7 1.7 x Credit Hours
D+ 1.3 1.3 x Credit Hours
D 1.0 1.0 x Credit Hours
D- 0.7 0.7 x Credit Hours
F 0.0 0.0 x Credit Hours



1. Not all courses use +/- grades. Please refer to your course syllabi for more information.

2. Grades of W, WF, and WN are not included in GPA calculations.