Academic Regulations

Students who enter institutions of higher education agree to know and abide by the rules of their institutions. Purdue University Northwest provides students with several resources that outline the regulations that they agree to upon enrollment.

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Academic Catalog

The Academic Regulations section of the Academic Catalog addresses topics such as:

  • Academic standing
  • Grading scale
  • Incomplete grades
  • Student classification (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior)

Review All Academic Regulations

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Civics Literacy Proficiency

Students who enter PNW in Fall 2022 or subsequent semesters will need to complete a civics liberty proficiency requirement. The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities were created to enhance the educational experience of PNW students and graduate a more informed citizenry.

Review Civics Literacy Proficiency

Contact Us

Academic Affairs

Office of Academic Affairs

(219) 989-2446

Additional Resources

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Student Resources

If you need help, PNW is here. Discover the full range of student resources.

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Student Policies

See PNW’s student handbook as well as official policies for academic integrity, free speech and more.

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Faculty Resources

From tenure policies to course evaluations, explore official PNW policies.

Dec 09

Fall 2023 Commencement

Fall 2023 Commencement ceremonies will be held indoors at the Hammond campus on Saturday, December 9, 2023.

Dec 09

Fall 2023 Classes End

Fall Classes end Saturday, Dec. 10. Next week are final exams!

Dec 22

Winter Recess – University Closed

Purdue University Northwest will be closed from Friday, December 22 to Monday, January 1 for winter recess. Campus offices will reopen Tuesday, January 2,

Jan 08

Spring 2024 Classes Start

Welcome back for the Spring 2024 semester!