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Lawshe Hall, Room 130
Schwarz Hall, Room 40
Major Functions of the Registrar’s Office
The major functions coordinated by the Office of the Registrar are:
- Registration for classes
- Schedule revisions (drops and adds)
- Grade processing
- Maintaining and updating academic records
- Processing transcript requests
- Certification for graduation/commencement planning
- Enrollment verification
- Academic scheduling and room assignment
- Graduation/degree verification
The personnel in the Office of the Registrar are responsible for recording pertinent information about each student who attends Purdue University Northwest.
Personal data such as address, phone number, ID number, residence classification, school and major, as well as records of academic performance, are maintained in historical format in this office.
The online computer system facilitates the quick and easy processing of registration and schedule changes. Some of the services that students may obtain in the Office of the Registrar are:
- Advisor listing
- Certification of good standing/enrollment
- Veteran’s certification; benefits information
- Copies of academic record (transcripts)
- Change of address, name, and residence classification
- Transfer to other Purdue campuses
- Change of major or degree objective
- Class schedules
- Grade changes/removal of incomplete grades
- Auditing classes
- Information about in-state tuition requirements
Staff members in the Office of the Registrar are available to assist students in understanding University policies and procedures and interpretation of the academic regulations.
Privacy of Student Records
In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), Purdue University agrees to protect the privacy of educational records of all students. No personally identifiable information, other than Directory Information as designated in the formal institutional policy, will be disclosed outside the University without prior written consent of the student.
All students have the right to inspect the information contained in their own education records and to formally challenge the contents of the records. Copies of the formal institutional policy, which provides detailed information for implementation of the Act, may be obtained in the Office of the Registrar or on the Registrar’s website.
Continuing undergraduate level students, and all graduate level students, interested in a residency classification review should contact the Office of the Registrar or visit the Registrar’s website (PDF).
Persons responsible for determining residence classification are authorized to require such certificates, affidavits, documents, or other evidence, as they deem necessary. In all cases, the burden of proof shall be upon the student making a claim of resident student status.
In addition to the required proof to be considered domiciled in Indiana, a person must reside continuously in the state for a predominant purpose other than attending an institution of higher education for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes of the term for which resident classification is sought.
Students wishing to change their curriculum of study at Purdue Northwest or wishing to transfer to another Purdue campus, must follow appropriate procedures. Procedures for each process may be obtained in the Office of the Registrar. Staff members will explain the process and will advise the students of any deadlines involved in transferring and/or changing majors.