Policies & Handbooks

Students must read and understand departmental materials related to their program and be familiar with the location and availability of academic policies and procedures.

Academic Integrity: A Guide for Students

Purdue University values intellectual integrity and the highest standards of academic conduct. To be prepared to meet societal needs as leaders and role models, students must be educated in an ethical learning environment that promotes a high standard of honor in scholastic work. Academic dishonesty undermines institutional integrity and threatens the academic fabric of Purdue University. Dishonesty is not an acceptable avenue to success. It diminishes the quality of a Purdue education, which is valued because of Purdue's high academic standards.

Academic Probation and Dismissal

A graduate student is expected to maintain a graduation index representing a B average (3.0/4.0 GPA.) or better. A student's progress will be reviewed each session by the student's department. The student's progress also may be reviewed by the Graduate School. Should the student fail to perform on a level acceptable to the advisory committee, the departmental graduate committee, or the dean of the Graduate School, he or she may be asked to discontinue graduate study at Purdue.

University requirements state that no grade of "D" or "F" is allowed in a course on the plan of study. Any plan of study course in which a grade of "D" or "F" is received must be repeated and completed successfully; it cannot be dropped from the plan of study.

Academic Regulations and Procedures

The information outlined in the academic regulations and policy page list some of the important regulations that are overseen by the Registrar’s Office.

Attendance and Grief Absence Policy

The University expects that students will attend classes for which they are registered. At times, however, either anticipated or unanticipated absences can occur. The student bears the responsibility of informing the instructor in a timely fashion, when possible. The instructor bears the responsibility of trying to accommodate the student either by excusing the student or allowing the student to make up work, when possible. The University expects both students and their instructors to approach problems with class attendance in a manner that is reasonable.View the full University policy here.  

Grade and Grade Reports (Incomplete Grades)

Incomplete grades are given when an unavoidable event happens which interrupts the completion and does not require the student to retake the course. However, there are strict rules about incomplete grades. Rule four on this page specifically addresses incomplete work.

Grade Appeals

If you would like to appeal a grade, follow the process outlined on this website. You should make every attempt to clear up any confusion with your professor before filing a grade appeal.

Graduate School Policies and Procedures Manual

The information outlined in the Graduate School Policies and Procedures handbook are the minimum standards. Departments are allowed to raise the minimum standards for each of their programs.

Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

The OSRR office is a multipurpose service focusing on student rights and standards, and support of individuals rights.

ProEd Privacy Policy

Purdue Engineering Professional Education (ProEd) is committed to providing privacy for those who visit our Website or who communicate with us by e-mail or telephone. Personal information collected from you may be stored in a spreadsheet or database in a secure environment. We will not share, sell or rent individual personal information unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted will be used only for the purposes of our contacting you, maintaining statistical data, or providing you information about our programs. Purdue University uses security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other Websites to which we link.

Streaming Video/Intellectual Property Policy

Purdue University policy states that any courses which have been recorded on any media are University property and may not be further distributed or duplicated without permission from the academic dean or his or her designee. Unauthorized sharing of course material or passwords may result in a failing grade for the course.

Student Code of Conduct

Students are expected and required to abide by the laws of the state of Indiana and of the United States and the rules and regulations of Purdue University, to conduct themselves in accordance with accepted standards of social behavior, to respect the rights of others, and to refrain from any conduct that tends to obstruct the work of the University or to be injurious to the welfare of the University. A student who violates these general standards of conduct may be subject to informal actions and/or disciplinary sanctions.

University Withdrawal Procedures

If you need to drop your final class or need to withdraw from the University altogether, please follow the procedures laid out on this website.



Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics Handbook (MSAAE)
Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Handbook (MSECE)
Master of Science in Industrial Engineering Handbook (MSIE)
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Handbook (MSME)
Master of Science in Computer Science Handbook (MS in CS)