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ME Grad Student Registration Guide - Spring 2018

Candidate Registration Deadline: February 14th
Watch for an email regarding the Candidate Meeting
  • If you are a PhD, D-PhD, or MS thesis option student you are required to enroll in thesis research every semester.
  • To declare candidacy, you are required to fill out a form 23, have your major professor sign it, return it to the ME Grad Office.
  • MS non-thesis students will NOT be allowed to register for "Exam or Degree Only"
October 23
Grad student registration opens
January 15
Course registration closes

You MUST meet with Julayne if:

  • you are going on CPT
  • you are a student in the 5 year BS/MS program or the SJTU 3+1+1 program
  • you want to participate in the MS Co-Op program
  • you were a new grad student in Fall 2017 and you are having problems creating the plan of study

Sign up for an appointment with Julayne

Registration Process

1. Schedule of Classes - find course numbers & CRNs

Log in to myPurdue and click on "View the schedule of classes" to locate course numbers and CRN #s.

Check if you need a signature and/or approval for course overrides for courses outside of ME.

2. Meet With Your Major Professor or Temporary Advisor

Set up a meeting with your major professor to determine your course schedule and then enter your registration through myPurdue. YOU and your major professor are responsible for following your Plan of Study, area exam conditions (PhD), etc. 

If you don't have a major professor yet, email your temporary advisor to determine if the courses you've selected are appropriate.

3. PIN Number

Log in to the Engineering PIN System to retrieve your PIN number. Returning students must have a Plan of Study in the process of approval to access your PIN.

4. Independent Study Courses

Meet with your major professor to determine course title, fill out and turn in Form VT available in the ME Graduate Office. Note that Independent Study courses are not allowed on the MSME "Thesis" plan of study.

5. Funded Students

If you are being funded by a research or teaching assistantship or a fellowship, you are required to register for at least 12 credit hours of coursework and/or research.

6. Thesis Research

PhD, D-PhD, and MS thesis students: your form 23 is due to the ME Graduate Office by noon on Wednesday, November 22 for us to enter your registration.  After November 22, you will need to submit your Form 23 to the Registrar's office in Hovde Hall room 45.

Fill out Form 23 and submit to ME Grad Office. Form MUST be signed by both you and your major professor. Print-outs of your plan of study & current registration must be submitted with the Form 23 to your major professor. Form 23s are available in the ME Grad Office.

7. Final Check

Double-check your class list, under "Concise Student Schedule", once it is entered.

If your assistantship status is changing, notify Cheyenne Taskey in the ME Business Office (ME 2051)

ME Graduate Office
585 Purdue Mall (Room 1005)
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 494-5730