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Requirements for Upper Division

Most undergraduate students start by being admitted into lower division and take a series of  required courses for lower division. Typically students take three or four semesters to complete their lower division requirements. You’ll take courses in a variety of subjects designed to prepare you for success in your upper division courses. These courses make up your Management Admissions Index (MAI) or Economics Admissions Index (EAI).

Before you can enroll in upper division courses (300 or higher level Krannert courses), you’ll need to complete your MAI or EAI and meet all of the below requirements outlined for your major.

If you have questions about your requirements, make sure to contact your advisor.

Once you’re ready to start taking upper division courses, you’ll need to apply to have your transcript and MAI or EAI reviewed through our End of Semester review

 

For information about our retake and transfer credit policies, please visit our Policies website.


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  • Spring 2020 FAQs for Students & Academic Advisors P/NP COVID-19 End of Semester Process (MAI/EAI/IMMAI) & CODO Dual Degree

    The Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated some one-time exceptions to our Admission Index requirements for the Krannert School of Management.  These exceptions are for courses taken in the Spring 2020 semester and include grade mode and retake policies.  Please read our FAQs below on how certain changes might impact your admission to Krannert.

     You are urged to work with your academic advisor prior to making any grade modality changes or enrolling in a retake of an Admissions Index course.

    Pass = C- or higher is a pass

    Not Pass (NP)= D+, D, D- or F

     Passing(P):

    If a student receives an P in an AI course:

    • We will allow the P to be used in the Admissions Index(AI)
    • It will not help or hurt the student as it will be reviewed similar to transfer credit
    • A P would not be calculated into an AI average
    • The course is complete
    • A student still needs to reach the required AI GPA
      • A P will not be included in your AI GPA calculation. You may need a grade in remaining AI course(s) to meet the AI GPA requirements.
      • Some students might need to have a course for a grade to mathematically meet the AI requirements
    • A student who takes a course as P and ends up not meeting all other requirements, can choose to retake the course at a later semester but will need to take the course for a grade
    • A P will not count as one of the attempts at a course if a student needs to retake it later they would still have 2 graded attempts remaining to meet the requirement (just like not counting a W/WF)

     If a student receives an P in any MGMT, ECON, OBHR (MEO) course(s) taken prior to Upper Division:

    • We will allow the P to be used for the MEO course requirement
    • The course is complete

     

    Not Passing (NP):

    If a student receives an NP in an AI course:

    • NP will not work as completing the AI requirements
    • A student who takes a course and gets an NP will be required to take the course at a later semester for a grade only
    • A NP will not count as one of the attempts at a course (just like not counting a W/WF)
    • A student would need to retake the course and would still have 2 graded attempts to meet the requirement

     If a student receives an NP in an MEO course taken prior to Upper Division:

    • NP will not work as completing the MEO requirements and would prevent a student from moving to upper division or CODOing
    • Student must retake for a grade

     For Industrial Management students who receive an NP in the required CHM/PHYS courses:

    • NP will not work as completing the CHM/PHYS requirements and would prevent a student from moving to upper division or CODOing 

     

    For Spring 2020 only:

    If a student takes an AI course for a grade and does not meet requirements or must retake the course (D+ or below) we will not count the course attempt in the total number of enrollments for the retake policy.  So any attempt (P/NP or for grade) will not count as 1 of the attempts or as a final retake attempt.

    Example- Fall 2019 student took MA 16010 and received a D, student is retaking in Spring 2020 and gets a D+ (they would still have one more attempt). 

    Example-Fall 2019 student took ECON 251 and received a C, decided to retake it in Spring 2020 and gets a C+ but does not meet the AI GPA, they can retake ECON 251 for the third time since the second does not count in total retake attempts.

    Example-Student enrolls in COM 114 for the first attempt in Spring 2020 and gets a D.  They have 2 more attempts at this course to meet AI requirements.

    The AI must consist of at least (2) Krannert graded courses (for MAI/IMMAI-MGMT 20000 and ECON 25100 or for EAI-ECON 25100 and ECON 252) or (3) Purdue graded MAI/EAI courses.  For Spring 2020 only, students would not be held to the 2 Krannert/3 Purdue graded requirement.

    Example-Student is taking 4/5 AI courses and makes all of them P/NP in Spring 2020, they would only have 1 course remaining that must be taken for a grade to make up their AI GPA.

    Example-Student transferred in 3 AI courses and only has 2 remaining that they are taking in Spring 2020.  They can take those courses P/NP and if getting the P would meet the AI (would still need to meet all other requirements).

  • Other Requirements and Information for Upper Division

    Please keep in the mind the below requirements and information.

    • All MAI/EAI courses must be completed at Purdue or thorough other credit means. The MAI/EAI must consist of at least (2) Krannert graded courses (for Management/IM MGMT 20000 & ECON 25100 or for Economics ECON 25100 & ECON 25200) or (3) Purdue graded MAI/EAI courses.
    • You must achieve a C- or higher in any completed Krannert Courses - MGMT/ECON/OBHR (except for ECON majors, you need a C- or higher in any completed ECON courses) you might have taken prior to Upper Division.
    • You cannot be on academic probation.
    • Pre-calculus courses are not required for the MAI or plan of study but may be required as a pre-requisite for calculus. Pre-calculus is not used as part of the MAI for students on 2013 or later plans of study.
    • Check out the Krannert GPA calculator to help you figure out your MAI/EAI.
    • MAI/EAI is calculated only with grades earned for the MAI/EAI courses on your plan of study taken in the Purdue system.
    • You must use the MAI/EAI outlined for your catalog term. You may not switch catalog terms for MAI/EAI purposes.
    • If you fail to initially meet the minimum MAI/EAI, you will have additional opportunities to meet the minimum MAI/EAI requirements.
    • RETAKE POLICY