Registration Information

Expectations for Registration Appointment:

The academic advisors expect students to come to their registration appointment with a printed copy of their POS that is updated for the upcoming semester(s). If taking a general education or technical elective, the student needs to have the specific course they are considering notated on the POS. All courses must be labeled to indicate what graduation requirement it meets (example, TE-3, GE-1, WAC).

Students should be prepared to discuss:

Industry Interest Areas
Internship/co-op considerations
Study abroad
Other experiential learning
Academic performance
Career and Professional development

Registration Process and Timeline:

It is the student’s responsibility to know their registration status and make an appointment with their academic advisor prior to their registration window closing. Students are notified via email when their academic advisor will begin seeing students for registration appointments. This email will detail information on how to prepare for the 30-minute appointment as well as directions for scheduling the appointment via BoilerConnect. Registration appointments will usually begin around the sixth week of the semester.

Purdue University utilizes the Batch Registration system. More information on the Course Request Form and Class Schedules can be found here.

Registration Process for Off Campus Students:

You will receive an email from your Academic Advisor outlining instructions, including documentation that needs to be sent back (i.e. updated Plan of Study) in order for your Course Request Form to be accessible and your PIN to be released. There will be a specific deadline to reply back to your advisor with the required documentation. Once your POS is approved, your advisor will send all the necessary information to complete your course registration for the upcoming term via email. Failure to meet the deadline to return required documentation will result in the release of your PIN and course request form during open registration.”

Current Students Who Miss a Registration Appointment:

If a student misses their scheduled registration appointment, or cancels their appointment, they will not be permitted to reschedule prior to the start of their time ticket. This is to ensure that all students have the ability to meet with their academic advisor prior to the start of their time ticket. The advisors will be in contact with students who miss or cancel their appointment in regards to rescheduling after all students have been seen for registration purposes. If a student misses or cancels a second appointment, they will be required to wait until open registration begins to see their advisor. The advisors do not have the ability to have students make multiple appointments on their calendars within the registration time frame due to the volume of students to be seen.

Information about Registration Holds:

Students must take action on any holds on their account to have the ability to register for classes. More information about holds, and how to remove them, can be located on the Office of the Registrar webpage: The advisors cannot remove or override holds. It is the student’s responsibility to take the appropriate action needed to clear all holds.

How can I find my registration time ticket?

Registration time tickets are published in MyPurdue under the Registration tab.

How can I find my registration PIN?

Please reference this link for information on how locate your PIN (

A core ME course I need to take is full, what should I do?

If a core ME course (not a general education or technical elective) is full, a student should email their academic advisor the following information – name, PUID, and course(s) that are full. The academic advisor will notify the department schedule deputy who will in turn investigate if more space can be added. If more space will be added, the academic advisor will notify the student to monitor the registration system. If space is not able to be added, the advisor will provide the student with recommendations.

I am getting a pre-requisite, or other registration error, when trying to register for a ME course, what do I do?

Send your academic advisor an email with your name, PUID, and the ME course that has registration errors. Your academic advisor will determine why this error is occurring and email you back with a resolution.

I have a time conflict with an ME core course and another course, what should I do?

Contact your academic advisor with the courses causing the time conflict. In very special cases, an override may be placed for the student to register for both classes. Your academic advisor will provide additional details in an email reply.

Have additional questions about registration? Visit the Registration FAQ’s page!

Are you a First Year Engineering student? Please go here for registration information