Student Resources

The College of Business is a dynamic group of students, faculty and staff who want to help you succeed. You will be challenged, but you are not alone. Here is a guide to help you help yourself.

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Get assistance making connections with employers, building your resume and honing your skills to land the right opportunity for you.

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Top Resources for COB Students

  • Accessibility – PNW Accessibility Center – Purdue University Northwest is committed to making learning experiences accessible. If you anticipate or experience physical or academic barriers, you are welcome to let us know so that we can discuss options. You are also encouraged to contact the PAC at: or by phone: (219) 989-2455. Visit the PAC website for more information.
  • Mental Health and Wellness – Counseling Center – Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing the mental health and well-being of its students. If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed, depressed and/or in need of mental health support, confidential services are available. For help, contact the Counseling Center at (219) 989-2366 or visit at 2250 173rd Street in Hammond and TECH 101 in Westville. Visit the Counseling Center website for more information.
  • Basic Needs Assistance – Dean of Students – Any student who faces challenges securing food, housing or other basic needs is urged to contact the Dean of Students for support at or (219) 989-4141 (Hammond) or (219) 785-5230 (Westville). Student Advocates are also available to assist students 8:00 am – 4:30 pm in Hammond (CLO 152) or Westville (LSF 103).  Visit the Dean of Students website for more information.
  • Veterans and Service Members – Veteran Services– Purdue University Northwest is committed to creating a community of support for veterans, active-duty service members and their families. Visit the Veterans Services website for more information.
  • Academic Support – All PNW students have access to academic support services for free.
    • Tutoring – Tutoring is available by appointment or during walk-in hours for most major subjects. Visit the Tutoring website for more information.
    • Writing Center – Get help with any writing task from trained peer tutors; assistance is available in-person or virtually.  Visit the Writing Center website for more information.
  • Get Involved – Student Life – With over 60 student organizations, intramural sports and an inclusive and welcoming campus community, PNW students have plenty of ways to get involved, make new friends and create lasting college memories. Student Life website

Dean’s List Requirements

  • Enrolled and passed at least 12 semester hours
  • Graduation index must be 3.5 (cumulative GPA)

Semester Honors

  • Registered for at least 6 semester hours with a semester index of at least 3.5 (current term GPA)
  • Graduation index must be at least a 2.0

Achieving semester honors depends on the number of hours you take per semester, your GPA for that semester (semester index) and your final GPA after your semester grades have been averaged in (graduation index).

With Distinction

  • Minimum of 65 hours of credit earned at Purdue University included in the computation of the graduation index
  • The minimum graduation index for graduation with distinction in each school shall be no less than the 90th percentile of the graduation indexes of the graduates in each school, for the spring semester, provided that the index is at least 3.30
  • The minimum graduation index so determined in the spring for each school shall be applied for graduation with distinction for the subsequent summer session and fall semester

With Highest Distinction

  • Of those graduates who qualify for distinction under these rules for the spring semester, the three-tenths of the baccalaureate graduates having the highest graduation indexes shall be designated as graduating with highest distinction, irrespective of the schools from which they graduate
  • The minimum graduation indexes so determined for graduation with highest distinction shall be applied for graduation with highest distinction for the subsequent summer session and fall semester
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PNW offers a variety of scholarships to provide financial assistance and recognize student achievement. See which scholarships are right for you!

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