Update: Some Relaxed Purdue Graduate School Policies during this COVID-19 Pandemic
Three modifications to Purdue Graduate School policy at this time:
- Preliminary and final exams may be completely (or partially) held electronically, if examining committees wish. (Formerly, just one person could participate in an exam and not be physically present.) This is for Spring 2020.
- Students in countries who are unable to receive visa documents by mail or are in countries where it’s not possible to travel – due to COVID-19, will be allowed two deferrals per application. For example, If a deferral is granted from Summer 2020 to Fall 2020 and the student is not able to arrive on campus in August the Graduate School would process a deferral from Fall 2020 to a future session. This policy is only for those deferring from Summer to Fall. If they are deferring to any other session the two deferral process will not be allowed.
- All currently enrolled Spring 2020 students and new Summer 2020 admits who have a Graduate School hold due to non-receipt of documents (transcripts, diplomas, English translations, etc.) listed as conditions of continued enrollment in their admission letter, now have an effective hold date of October 1, 2020. This will allow these students to register for Summer and Fall courses when it becomes available.