FAQ for Advisors

Where can I find a list of PWL based online courses?

Our department has available a list of courses that we support on our website. However, there is a completed list of PWL based online courses in MyPurdue. You can find them by selecting the schedule type: Distance Learning. Please be aware that not all Distance Learning courses are 100% online. Please look at the Instructional Methods to find out what courses are Online, Primarily Online or Hybrid.

What is the difference between Online, Primarily Online or Hybrid courses?

How do students enroll in a PWL based online course?

Students can enroll in PWL based online courses through MyPurdue.

When can students add/drop a PWL based online course?

The PWL based online courses can be added or dropped as any other PWL course following these guidelines.

When can short courses be added or dropped?

PWL based short courses can be added or dropped following the short courses calendar.

Who can take ICN courses?

Students can enroll on ICN courses if:

  1. There are no other PWL based courses available,
  2. and the student has not failed this course through ICN before
  3. Or the student needs this course to graduate.

How do students enroll on an ICN course?

Students can enroll on an ICN course by bringing a form 23 signed by their advisor and ICN form to STEW G55.

When can students add/drop an ICN course?

We follow the Purdue’s drop/withdraw dates (not the other institution’s). To drop or withdraw  (STEW G55).

My students need a proctor to take their exams, how can I help them?

Please remind your student of the Digital Education Testing Center. They will need to schedule an exam on this website, and let their instructor know that they want to use our Testing Center to take an exam. The instructor will need to submit an exam through our system and indicate how they would like to get the exam back.

Are students charge to have their exam proctored at the Digital Education Testing Center?

Purdue students taking Purdue based courses or through ICN will not need to pay a fee to take an exam at the Digital Education Testing Center.

Purdue students taking a course with a different institution (not through ICN), and students not enrolled with Purdue will be required to pay a fee of $15.00 per exam to have exams proctored at the Digital Education Testing Center. Please pay required exam fees here.

My students are interested in online courses, what should I advise them to do?

Please watch this short video from one of your fellow advisors giving you a few great tips to talk to your students about. You might also consider showing your students these videos from Purdue students talking about their experience taking online courses.

I am interested in learning more about digital education, who should I contact?

If you ever have any questions about digital education, please feel free to reach out to Maricel Lawrence, Associate Director of Digital Education at lawren36@purdue.edu or at 765-494-1664

Advisor's Course Needs Survey Form

General Information

Each semester Digital Education works with departments and colleges to offer new online courses. The advisors play an important role in the understanding of the needs of the students. Please use this survey form to express a current need that advisees may express and Digital Education will work with the departments to try to accommodate.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information

Maricel Lawrence
Associate Director
Email: lawren36@purdue.edu

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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