If you fail to initially meet the minimum MAI/EAI, you will have additional opportunities to meet the minimum MAI/EAI requirements.
- A maximum of three 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 AI
If you exceed the retake policy, you will be allowed a registration PIN for one additional semester of enrollment in Krannert after which you must CODO out of the School. A registration PIN will not be given to you after one semester of enrollment upon exhausting eligibility for Upper Division.
If you have taken “AI” courses at different institutions and transferred the credit to Purdue, then an alternate MAI/EAI will be defined by your advisor. It is important to be aware of which courses will be used to define the Alternate MAI/EAI. You must earn at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA in the courses identified as your MAI/EAI coursework.
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
475 Stadium Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050
- Unofficial copies should be sent to your advisor IN ADDITION to your official transcripts sent to Credit Evaluation as a way to allow our offices to preserve any upper division course registrations that may have already occurred prior to the review process.
- Be sure the unofficial copy has your Name, the School’s Name, the School’s logo, the Course’s name and number, and the grade you received in the course. Screenshots from Blackboard or other LMS will not be permitted.
What is an alternate MAI/EAI?
Alternate MAIs/EAIs are used in situations where the student has transferred in (typically) more than one MAI/EAI course. Since only credit transfers (and not grades), it is impossible to determine a MAI/EAI with multiple transfer grades.
If you need an alternate MAI/EAI, it will be pointed out to you throughout your conversations with your advisor and during registration meetings. If you are wondering whether you need an alternate MAI/EAI, you are welcomed to ask your advisor at any time.
Much like the MAI/EAI, the alternate MAI/EAI is designed to provide advisors with 12 credit hours of grades (or more) to determine a student’s ability to be successful in his/her upper division courses. Advisors will choose courses that are most related to the original MAI/EAI requirements (e.g. – will use ECON 252 in place of ECON 251).Typically, one transfer course does not extensively impact a MAI/EAI (as compared to multiple transfers). But you should keep in mind that grades will weigh heavier if a course is transferred in. For example, instead of 15 credit hours of grades to evaluate, the team will only have 12 credit hours to use. Individual grades have a bigger impact when the overall credit hours are low.