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Daniels School of Business Advising Policies

In relationship with the university, we maintain a set of policies designed to ensure a standard and equitable experience for all students. Below we’ve outlined policies specific to the Daniels School of Business, but please visit the University Regulations website to learn more about policies for all Purdue West Lafayette students.

Students will be contacted by their Daniels School of Business advisor each semester to schedule a registration appointment. If you unable to attend your appointment, you must cancel your appointment as soon as possible.

If you arrive later than ten minutes for your appointment, you will be asked to reschedule.

Most students will need to complete lower division requirements before enrolling in upper division courses. Please review the Requirements for Upper Division for specific requirements for your major. 

  • The MAI/EAI must consist of at least two DanielsSchool of Business courses (Management/IM students: MGMT 20000 and ECON 25100. Economics students: ECON 25100 and ECON 25200) or three Purdue graded MAI/EAI courses.
  • You must achieve a C- or higher in any completed Daniels School of Business courses (MGMT/ECON/OBHR). Economics students need a C- or higher in any completed ECON courses.
  • Students must be in good academic standing (not on academic notice).

If you fail to initially meet the minimum MAI/EAI, you will have additional opportunities to meet the minimum MAI/EAI requirements.

MAI/EAI courses that must be taken at PWL

# of MAI/EAI courses taken at Purdue-West Lafayette

# of courses allowed to Retake





If 4-5 of the MAI/EAI courses are taken at Purdue, then:

  • A maximum of three different MAI/EAI courses may be taken two times each for a grade*

If 3 of the MAI/EAI courses are taken at Purdue, then:

  • A maximum of two different MAI/EAI courses may be taken two times each for a grade*

If 2 MAI/EAI courses are taken at DSB, then:

  • A maximum of two different MAI/EAI courses may be taken two times each for a grade*

*Your most recent (not best) earned grade will be used to calculate your Admissions Index. Once a letter grade in a course has been earned at Purdue West Lafayette, you cannot use transfer credit for the same course when calculating your MAI/EAI. Your Purdue West Lafayette grade will be used in the MAI/EAI calculation.

If you exceed the retake policy, you will be allowed a registration PIN for one additional semester of enrollment in the Daniels School of Business after which you must CODO to another major. A registration PIN will not be given to you after one semester of enrollment upon exhausting eligibility for Upper Division.

Transfer credit may be used for your MAI/EAI requirements. For students who start at Purdue, the Daniels School of Business requires that you take at least 3 of the 5 MAI/EAI courses at Purdue, or a minimum of 2 of the MAI/EAI business courses (MAI: MGMT 20000 & ECON 25100; EAI: ECON 25100 & ECON 25200). 

If you are transferring in courses for your MAI/EAI for a given term, you must have your transfer credit sent to Purdue within one week after grades have posted.

Official copies should be sent to:

  • Office of Admissions
    Purdue University
    Schleman Hall
    475 Stadium Mall Dr.
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050

Are you thinking of changing your major? At Purdue that’s called a CODO (Change of Degree Objective), and you start the process by reaching out to your current academic advisor for guidance.

Visit Academic Advising for more details. 

The Daniels School of Business offers nine undergraduate programs, including a new BS in Quantitative Business Economics and the unique Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE) program. 

Target grade distribution for Daniels School of Business Core courses will culminate in a 3.0 GPA average. This average would be calculated each semester for an individual instructor teaching one or more sections of a core course. The target grade distribution for elective courses culminates in a 3.3 average GPA. Known exceptions to these targets should be discussed in advance by the Management Policy Committee.

Honors GPA: In November, 2019, the MPC approved an exception for all Honors sections at an average GPA of 3.3, the same as for elective courses.

  • The pass/no pass option MAY NOT be selected for MAI, EAI, MGMT, ECON or OBHR (MEO) courses (even if selected as a general elective) required for a major, required minor or concentration, or core requirements.
  • Only courses taken for general electives that are not required major, minor or concentration courses may be taken pass/no pass.
  • The total credit hours selected under the pass/no pass option in the student's baccalaureate program may not exceed 15.
  • The option cannot be adopted for more than one course per semester.
  • A student who elects this option must be classified as at least a sophomore 45-59 credits or higher.
  • Students who are repeating a course must repeat it using the same grade mode as the original attempt.
  • Students on academic notice must complete at least 12 hours of coursework for a letter grade during the notice semester. Those students on probation for a second consecutive semester may not elect the pass/no pass option until they are removed from academic notice.
  • For Daniels School of Business-sponsored departmental programs, none of the course may be taken as pass/no pass.
  • School of Business students are allowed to take courses as pass/no pass while studying abroad with a non-School of Business sponsored program under the following circumstances:
    • Courses taken pass/no pass may not include any courses taken for direct credit that are included in the MAI or EAI or major selectives specified for a School of BUsiness major or concentration. A course taken to satisfy Cultural Competency Selectives, International Selectives or General Electives, that are not MEO courses that also fulfill a major or concentration may be taken pass/no pass.
    • Student must be cautious when taking elective courses as pass/no pass when being used toward non-School of Business minors or concentrations. Students must check with non-School of Business department to make sure the minor or concentration courses may not be taken as pass/no pass.
    • Students, with the help of the academic advisor, will complete the pass/no pass form required by the Study Abroad office. Academic advisors will sign the form and make a copy for the student's file, if desired.
    • Students will submit the form to the Study Abroad office before the due date. All course requests for pass/no pass approval must be submitted within the first half of the Study Abroad program (dates may not correspond with PUWL semester dates). For example, if a program lasts 12 weeks, the form must be submitted by the 6th week of classes abroad. Any requests made after the half-way point of the Study Abroad program will not be approved and the course will be processed with a letter grade.