If I decide to take the on campus option for the fall, but a travel restriction or other scenario arises that prevents me from traveling to the U.S., can I change my selection to opt-in to the online option, even after the deadline has passed? (Updated August 14)
The deadline to switch from in-person to fully online has passed, and the deadline for the significant hardship request form to request an exception to be moved to fully online after the deadline has also passed. This leaves students three options to consider:
- Stay in the residential experience.
- Special Note: Any residential online courses offered could require students to engage in in-person activities – small group assignments, projects, labs, etc. Because of this, Purdue does not recommend any student take residential online courses from outside the immediate West Lafayette, Indiana area.
- Take a semester off.
- Determine if a local college has some courses you could take that would transfer to Purdue and allow you to continue to make academic progress.
- You should work with your Purdue advisor to determine which courses would transfer best based on your Purdue plan of study.
If you choose option 2 or 3, you will want to make sure you reach out to your Purdue advisor when you are ready to start the re-entry process. If you sit out more than 2 semesters, you will need to apply to Purdue again using the re-entry application.
Ultimately, we hope that you will pick option 1. We feel strongly that the steps the entire campus is taking will keep each student’s health and safety in mind. We do understand that for many students and their families attending in-person may not be a possibility.
Whether this semester or one in the future, we look forward to seeing you back on campus again.