You must register official attendance through one of the means below in the first week of your term. Thereafter, you must do so at least once in a registered course every 21 consecutive calendar days (10-week terms) or once every 14 days (6-week terms) to avoid withdrawal due to nonattendance. Meeting this requirement should not be a challenge for you, as the completion of these activities on a frequent basis is important for making good progress.

Attendance and participation in course activities is required of you as a Purdue University Global student. While much of your coursework will consist of reading and working on graded assignments, it is critical that you perform certain academic activities on a regular basis that record official attendance at the University.

These activities include the following:

  • Post/reply to any classroom discussion topic/thread within the Brightspace classroom.
  • Submit an exam/quiz (or readiness assessment in ExcelTrack™) within the Brightspace classroom.*
  • Submit an assignment (or competency assessment in ExcelTrack™) via the drop box within the Brightspace classroom.*
  • Post to the instructor’s virtual office within the Brightspace classroom.

*Note: Any academic activity conducted via an external learning tool (as indicated in the Brightspace classroom under the name of the activity) such as WileyPLUS, Pearson My Lab, and McGraw-Hill Connect does not record official attendance with the University.

Academic Calendar

Review the Academic Calendar for important dates, including term start and end dates, withdrawal deadlines, and official school holidays.

Concord Law students: please review your Academic Calendar here.

Policies Checklist

I understand that I must regularly perform academic activities that register official attendance.

I know what the academic activities are that register official attendance at the University.

I understand that failure to register official attendance frequently enough results in withdrawal due to nonattendance.

I have reviewed my Academic Calendar specific to my term of enrollment (A, B, C, or D track) and know important dates related to my first term.

Just as you have high expectations of Purdue University Global, we have high expectations of you. You are required to conduct yourself with the utmost ethical and honest behavior.

Dishonesty related to your academic work, such as cheating, plagiarism, and fabrication, are all unacceptable and may lead to dismissal from the University. Read the Code of Student Conduct to understand what constitutes dishonesty at Purdue Global.

Avoid Plagiarism

It is possible to inadvertently plagiarize. Be certain your online sources and work are original and authentic.

  • Review this Plagiarism Self-Assessment video to learn how to avoid committing plagiarism by mistake.
  • In your Brightspace classroom, click the Turnitin icon that appears in the drop box minutes after you submit an assignment. It produces a “similarity report” that shows how closely your assignment content matches the content of thousands of other assignments/papers on file in its database. View the Turnitin User Guide for more information.
Code of Conduct Checklist
  • I understand what the types of academic dishonesty are and what the consequences are for committing them.
  • I have learned what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid accidentally committing it.