ChE Undergraduate Program Resources for Registration:

Registration Information

Your assigned ChE Academic Advisor (Allen, Caryn or Karissa) will provide instructions for meeting with them prior to the close of the CRF on November 19th.

All students will have access to their Course Registration Form (CRF) after they meet with their advisor plus the following two business days to make any modifications and submit for pre-reg.

  • If you do meet with your advisor and submit your CRF BEFORE the schedule of classes is released on October 18th, you will have an opportunity to make adjustments to your CRF October 18th – 22nd, and again on November 18-19th
  • If you meet with your advisor and submit your schedule AFTER the schedule of classes is published, you will have an opportunity to make adjustments to your CRF November 18-19th.
  • CRF requests close for all students at 5pm EST on Friday, November 19th.
    • NOTE: With Pre-Registration/Batch, ALL students have the same access to course enrollment regardless of when they meet with their advisor as long as their CRF is submitted prior to closing on November 19th.

Student schedules will be released Thursday, December 2nd at 5pm.

Open registration begins Monday, December 6th and a registration PIN provided from your ChE Advisor is required to make changes. 

ChE Undergraduate Guide 

The Davidson School of Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Guide is an excellent resource to help students navigate through the chemical engineering undergraduate curriculum. While this publication does not supersede any statements made by the Purdue University Course Catalog, faculty documents, Office of the Dean of Engineering, or Office of the Registrar, it hopefully provides a guide summary and links to pertinent information in navigating the academic journey at Purdue University.

BSCHE Degree Requirements  

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering requirements may be found via the University Catalog. A suggested arrangement of courses, selective, general education selective and optional concentration information may also be found below:

Registering for CHE 41100: ChE Undergraduate Research

For students who are completing research and working with a faculty member within the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, to register for CHE 41100: ChE Undergraduate Research, students should complete the ChE Research/Design contract electronically with their Faculty Advisor. Completed forms may be emailed to Sandy Hendryx to begin the registration process. Requests for research enrollment via the scheduling assistant without a contract on file will be denied.

Students participating in chemical engineering related research outside the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering must submit ChE Research/Design Contract: External Research Advisor contract (both sides) requesting their research be considered as CHE 41100: ChE Undergraduate Research. Completed forms may be emailed to Sandy Hendryx no later than 5:00pm, on the Friday before the semester begins to be eligible for consideration. The School of Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Committee will review submissions during the second week of the semester, and, if approved, students will work with the Undergraduate Office to complete the registration process.

Override Requests

Receiving an error message when trying to add a class? Please check the course restrictions prior to submitting and override request via Scheduling Assistant. To view the restrictions for a course, you may use the Look Up Classes function via MyPurdue. After selecting the course, please find the R with a circle around it to view the requirements to enroll in the course.

NOTE: Students currently going through the T2M process must accept their conditional CODO first before having access to register for chemical engineering courses. 

Time Conflict Override Requests

For courses that have an allowable conflict, such as BAND and Co-Op Seminar, please add the non-che course first and request a time conflict override for the CHE course in the scheduling assistant. 

Space in ChE Courses  

Should you need space in a CHE course and unable to enroll via Scheduling Assistant, please contact ​the Assocaite Director for Undergraduate Studies for assistance. 

ChE Exception Consideration Forms

The Davidson School of Chemical Engineering faculty have devised and approved a curriculum adhering to accreditation guidelines while upholding the integrity of a conferred Purdue University Bachelor of Science degree. In accordance, the academic policies set forth by the faculty outline a specific sequence of Chemical Engineering courses with reliance of prerequisite courses to ensure material understanding for success in a subsequent course. It is expected students adhere to the policies and outlines as configured by the faculty to meet the foundational outcomes of the major coursework and fulfill expectations as set by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, ABET. Should an extenuating circumstance be presented, the student must write a statement, in a professional format, indicating the hardship or reason for the request to such academic policies. Additional documentation of support for the request is encouraged toward understanding the situation in full.

All requests must be submitted to Karissa Raderstorf, Associate Director of Undergraduate Education for consideration prior to registration.  

Should be submitted if a student is unable to create a workable schedule or an extenuating circumstance be presented with the required listed course on the BSCHE degree requirements. Example of exception requests include but are not limited to enrolling in PHYS 27200 in lieu of PHYS 24100, CHM 25500/25501 in lieu of CHM 26100/26300, CHM 25600/25601 in lieu of CHM 26200/26400, etc.

Should an intended course of enrollment at Purdue not be included on the approved general education selective list, please submit the course syllabus and completed form indicating the requirement, or requirements, to be fulfilled. Courses taken at another institution, whether coming into Purdue as a direct or indirect course, but not included on the original listing, should do the same for evaluation including the course syllabus for each course to be reviewed.

Should a Purdue course of possible enrollment not be included on the existing approved list, please have a syllabus submitted, if necessary, and complete this form indicating which concentration the course is to fulfill. Courses taken at another institution, including study abroad programs, brought into Purdue as a direct or indirect course, but not included on the lists, should be evaluated by including the course syllabus for each course to be reviewed. The Davidson School of Chemical Engineering faculty have devised and approved a curriculum adhering to accreditation guidelines while upholding the integrity of a conferred Purdue University