COVID-19 Updates for Undergraduate Students
Table of Contents
- Purdue Resources
- ECN Resources
- Message to International Students
- How to Contact Your Advisor
- Drop/Modify a Course
- Fall Registration
For the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 situation, please refer to the following resources:
- Purdue COVID-19 Information
- Purdue Engineering COVID-19 Information
- Admissions FAQs
- Purdue COVID-19 Call Center: 765-496-INFO (765-496-4636)
- Immigration Changes
- Alternative Delivery of DRC Services to Students and Faculty
Some of you have contacted us with concerns about the COVID-19 response. We understand that many of you may be uncertain and worried at this time. We are all working very hard this week to plan for this unprecedented, massive, and rapid move to online course delivery. It is also important for all of us to remember that this move is prompted by very real concerns about a pandemic that is devastating families all over the world.
We appreciate that you are all concerned about your education—rest assured that faculty and staff across the university are grappling with these same questions about fairness, internet access, exams, and interactions every day as we work to make it possible for students to complete their Spring coursework in the midst of this pandemic. Completing coursework does mean that we teach and students learn the necessary material at the level that satisfies the requirements of an engineering degree as well as the standards that have made Purdue a destination of choice for students from all over the world, including yourself. When an instructor does not yet have a clear answer about whether/how an exam will take place, that is because they are trying to determine the best solution.
As indicated in President Daniels’ email, all courses will be online for the rest of the semester so that you can complete your Spring coursework remotely. Some of you will choose to stay in the United States, others may choose to go back to your home countries. We cannot tell you which choice is better—that is for you to determine with your families. You have all received an email from ISS about the visa implications—make sure you work through those carefully and consult with ISS as needed. But, again, all courses will be available online and we anticipate that some students will be returning to their home countries. As such, instructors, many of whom themselves have families outside the United States, understand that students may be in different time zones.
The steps to complete the process are the same as posted on our website under Registration Information. Once your advisor approves your SEP, you will receive an email from them with a survey that asked information that we would normally ask during your in‐person meeting. You will then receive your registration PIN with the answers to any questions you may have.
Please know that we are not doing this to solely replace interaction with your advisor, and you are more than welcome to schedule a phone meeting instead, but the survey will still come in handy before that meeting.