Change of Degree Objective for the First-Year Engineering Program
The "Change of Degree Objective" (CODO) process allows students currently registered at Purdue to apply to enter the First-Year Engineering Program. CODO applications are processed at the end of fall and spring semesters. All students who meet the following three criteria are guaranteed acceptance into the First-Year Engineering Program, though they are not necessarily guaranteed space in needed courses.
- Minimum Semesters: One Semester
- Minimum Credits: 10 credits from categories below
- Minimum Overall GPA: 2.0
- Minimum CODO GPA: 3.2 See details below
- Category 1: Any MA courses used on any P/WL Engineering degree requirements list.
- Category 2: Any BIOL, CHM, CS, or PHYS courses used on any P/WL Engineering degree requirements list.
- Category 3: An Introductory Engineering course, or a course from one of the following Foundational Outcomes lists: Written Communication, Oral Communication, Humanities, or Behavioral and Social Sciences.
- Students will be admitted on a space available basis.
- A CODO GPA will be calculated based on all graded courses from the P/WL campus in Categories 1 and 2, and one graded course from the P/WL campus from Category 3.
- All courses used in the calculation of the CODO GPA must have earned grades of C– or higher.
- All courses used to fulfill Category 1, 2, and 3 must be taken on the P/WL campus for a letter grade.
- A student may not be on academic probation.
- Though CODO to the First-Year Engineering Program has space limited, CODO admission is guaranteed for students completing required courses with a CODO GPA of 3.20 or higher.
Students are encouraged to work closely with their current college/school advisor in the selection and completion of coursework that will meet the requirements of the First-Year Engineering Program Plan of Study. Upon completion of viewing the video or attending a CODO meeting, applications can be submitted to Armstrong 1300. Applications are not processed until the semester grades are posted.
To be eligible to CODO into the First-Year Engineering Program:
Step 1: View the CODO-in video below (download the slides to follow along) or students may sign up for a CODO meeting. You will need to log in with your Purdue career account login and password when registering to attend a CODO meeting.
Step 3: Submit the CODO application signed by your current college/school no later than December 4, 2017, 5:00 PM.
Step 4: If after viewing the CODO-in video, or attending a CODO meeting and discussing the criteria to CODO with your current college/school advisor, you still have questions, you may come to ARMS 1300 during designated CODO drop-in times. CODO drop-in sessions will be limited to 15 minutes. CODO drop-in times will begin during the third week of every new fall and spring semesters. Check for CODO drop-in times.
The CODO GPA will be calculated using the following courses:
- All courses in Categories 1 and 2 with a grade from the Purdue University West Lafayette campus.
One course in Category 3 with a grade from the Purdue University West Lafayette campus, selected as follows:
- An Introductory Engineering course, if the course is present with a grade from Purdue-West Lafayette. Or, if not:
- A course from the Written Communications Foundational Outcome list, if the course is present with a grade from Purdue-West Lafayette (the higher grade is used if more than one course from Written Communications Foundational Outcome list is present with a grade from Purdue-West Lafayette). Or, if not:
- A course from the Oral Communications Foundational Outcome list, if the course is present with a grade from Purdue-West Lafayette (the higher grade is used if more than one course from Oral Communications Foundational Outcome list is present with a grade from Purdue-West Lafayette). Or, if not:
- The course with the highest grade from the West Lafayette campus from the Humanities or Behavioral and Social Sciences Foundational Outcome lists.
Note: All grades of all courses used to calculate the “CODO GPA” must be C- or higher. (Grades of D+, D, D-, F will automatically disqualify a student from consideration of CODO).
At least one course from each of Categories 1, 2, and 3 must be successfully completed. All completed courses on this list must have a grade of C- or better.
Category 1: Mathematics: A mathematics course listed on any Purdue-West Lafayette Engineering Degree Requirement list:
- MA 16100
- MA 16200
- MA 16500
- MA 16600
- MA 17300
- MA 18100
- MA 26100
- MA 26200
- MA 26500
- MA 26600
- MA 30300
- MA 30400
Category 2: Science: A course in BIOL, CHM, CS, or PHYS listed on any Purdue-West Lafayette Engineering Degree Requirement list:
- BIOL 11000
- BIOL 11100
- BIOL 12100
- BIOL 22100
- BIOL 23000
- BIOL 23100
- BIOL 28600
- CHM 11100
- CHM 11200
- CHM 11500
- CHM 11600
- CHM 12300
- CHM 12400
- CHM 12500
- CHM 12600
- CHM 12901
- CHM 13600
- CHM 25500
- CHM 25501
- CHM 25700
- CHM 26100
- CHM 26200
- CHM 26300
- CHM 26400
- CHM 37000
- CS 15800
- CS 15900
- CS 18000
- PHYS 17200
- PHYS 24100
- PHYS 25200
- PHYS 27200
Category 3: When calculating the CODO GPA, only one course will be utilized in the following order. If a course from “a.” below is taken, this will be the course used in calculating the CODO GPA. If there is no course taken for a letter grade on the PU/WL campus from criteria “a.”, then a course from area “b.” will be used for Category 3.
a. An Introductory Engineering course:
- ENGR 13100
- ENGR 13200
- ENGR 13300
- ENGR 14100
- ENGR 14200
- ENGR 16100
- ENGR 16200
- EPCS 11100
- EPCS 12100
b. A course that meets one of the following four Foundational Outcomes of the Purdue Core Curriculum (if a Written Communication course is taken for a letter grade on the PU/WL campus, this course will be used. If no Written Communication course, then an Oral Communication course will be used, if no Written or Oral Communication course is taken, then a Humanities or Behavioral and Social Science highest graded course will be utilized for Category 3.
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Behavioral and Social Sciences
Courses are added to these lists regularly. See the Course Listing from the Office of the Provost for an up-to-date list.