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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Science Academic Advising

Seeing a College of Science Academic Advisor

The academic advising relationship in the College of Science is a dynamic coaching, teaching and educational collaboration where students and advisors work in partnership in the attainment of personal, academic and professional goals through intentional interactions that foster informed, student-driven decisions. The academic advising experience is seen as essential to the establishment of meaningful educational, career, and life goals that are consistent with each student’s personal values, interests and abilities.

Academic advising practice in the College of Science is predicated on the belief that purposeful individualized attention promotes each student’s success and increases student retention through the development of academic maturity, the ability to embrace and overcome challenges, and the development of a personal and academic identity. College of Science advisors seek to encourage and inspire student engagement with their university, the global community and the world of scientific discovery.

Students are strongly encouraged to make their advising relationship a central focus in their success plan during their Purdue experience. Contact information may be found at CoS Advising Offices. Make An Advising Appointment

Advising Appointment Options

Scheduled Advising Appointments

Students may schedule 30-minute appointments with their assigned advisors:

  • to register for Fall/Spring semesters, Summer terms
  • for in-depth advising questions
  • for academic/degree planning, graduate/professional school planning and career development
  • to discuss and receive support in addressing personal and academic challenges
  • for general questions and concerns

Students must be on time for their scheduled appointments. Late arrivals of more than 5 minutes may result in a cancellation of your appointment.

Make an Appointment with your advisor.

Walk-in Appointments

Walk-in appointments may be used to drop/add courses, resolve scheduling conflicts, complete paperwork, and to address time-sensitive questions. Appointments are kept to 15 minutes and may not be used for registration or degree planning purposes.
Walk-in appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis and therefore, students are not guaranteed to see their advisor during scheduled walk-in times if the number of students to be seen is greater than the time that has been scheduled. Students may see their assigned advisor only unless their advisor is not available and there is an immediate need. Before visiting your advising office for a walk-in appointment, check walk-in times. Times are updated the Friday before the following week. Note: walk-in times ARE subject to change without notice.

CODO Walk-in Appointments

Students who would like to CODO to the College of Science should consult the Non-College of Science Walk-in Schedule and review College of Science CODO requirements for their intended program before speaking with a Science advisor.

Advising Policy for Students Who Will Pursue a non-College of Science Program

Two Semester Advising Policy:

Students who enter the College of Science with immediate plans to pursue a non-science academic program are eligible to receive two semesters of academic advising and PIN releases as they work towards a successful CODO to their intended program. If CODO requirements are not met by the end of their first year, students will be required to request a CODO to the College of Liberal Arts while they continue to pursue their degree goals.

Four Semester Advising Policy:

Students who pursue a College of Science curriculum but who later determine that they would like to pursue an alternate program outside of the College will have four semesters to successfully CODO. A request may be made for approval of the 5th Semester Advising Policy if a student is close to meeting CODO requirements and has provided course recommendations from an advisor in their intended program.

Contact Information

Mailing address:
Purdue University College of Science
150 N. University St
West Lafayette, IN 47907


Phone and Fax:

Student Advising Office

  • 765-494-1771 (office)
  • 765-496-3015 (fax)

Science Administration

  • 765-494-1729 (office)
  • 765-494-1736 (fax)

Science IT Helpline

  • 765-494-4488