Advisors Information


We register students for courses at other Indiana institutions through the Indiana College Network (ICN). Each of these ICN courses meets the standards of Purdue course equivalents. They are not intended as a substitute for Purdue classes, but as an option for students who are unable to find space in Purdue course sections. If there is space in a Purdue-based section, either classroom or online, students MUST choose that option first.

We have a specific list of available ICN courses. Because we are working with courses from other institutions, there are no guarantees as to course availability.

Required Paperwork

  • Form 23, signed and dated by advisor with original request and two-three alternate courses listed
  • ICN Form must be completed for any ICN course considerations.

We cannot process your registration if there are any holds, or if it requires an override. Please make sure the student does not have any holds on their account. Also be sure their hours are correct. The distance learning office cannot register a student with a hold and cannot increase the students hours.

Dates and Deadlines

We follow the same dates, deadlines, policies, and regulations as the rest of the University for adds, drops, and refunds. Purdue dates and policies will always take precedence over those of an ICN institution. For any questions regarding these issues, please check the Web sites for Purdue's Office of the Registrar and Bursar's Office.

To add or drop an ICN course, the student will need to come to our office (STEW G-59) with a Form 23 signed by their advisor.


Term and grading deadlines vary at other ICN institutions. Grades may not post according to the same schedule as Purdue and you may easily receive an Incomplete until the final letter grade is received by our office. If you have questions, please e-mail Shannon Harvey or call 496-3337.

Advisor's Course Needs Survey Form

General Information

Each semester Digital Education works with departments and colleges to offer new online courses. The advisors play an important role in the understanding of the needs of the students. Please use this survey form to express a current need that advisees may express and Digital Education will work with the departments to try to accommodate.

Complete Survey Form


Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information

Maricel Lawrence
Associate Director

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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