Plan Your Semester
The following documents will help you schedule your courses:
- Approved Class Scheduling Patterns [PDF]
- The Classroom and Lab List is being updated. It will be available soon.
- Classroom Change Policy [PDF]
- Room Change Notice [PDF]
- IU courses with New Purdue course numbers [XLSX]
- IU to PU course subject code changes [XLSX]
- Parts of Term (Fall 2021) [PDF]
- Parts of Term (Spring 2022) [PDF]
- Parts of Term (Summer 2022) [PDF]
- Parts of Term (Fall 2022) [PDF]
- Purdue University Master Course Catalog
- Spring–Summer 2022 Schedule Production [PDF]
- Fall 2022 Schedule Production [PDF]
Make sure that you’re using the correct abbreviations when scheduling with these aids:
- Campus Maps
- On Campus Building Abbreviations [PDF]
- Off-Campus Codes [PDF]
- Section Letter Suffixes [PDF]
- Schedule Type Classification [PDF]
- PFW Instructional Modalities [PDF]
Glossary of Terms
If you’re not sure about scheduling-related terms, the glossary below should help.
A course that must be taken prior to, or sometimes concurrently with, enrollment in another course. Course prerequisites can be found on SCAPREQ and section prerequisites can be found on SSAPREQ.
Courses or sections that must be taken together during the same semester (e.g., Learning Communities). Course corequisites can be found on SCADETL and section corequisites can be found on SSADETL.
A Banner function that can monitor enrollment in one or more sections that meet on the same day and time, in the same room, with the same instructor. Cross listing can also be used if an instructor wants multiple sections to appear together in WebCT. The cross-list code appears on SSASECT for each cross-listed section and additional information can be found on SSAXLST or SSAXMTI.
A letter that appears after the section number (e.g., 01N, 02I, 03U) to assist with identifying special locations or instructional methods. Section suffixes are most commonly used by Continuing Studies, but are also used for institutional reporting, and by students when searching for sections. See a full list of section suffixes.
A designator that identifies various on-campus, off-campus, and distance-learning offerings so that the Bursar can accurately bill registered students and appropriate money to the correct university funds. Campus codes appear on SSASECT.
One instructor for each section is identified as the primary instructor in Banner on SSASECT. The primary instructor is identified in the Schedule of Classes, indicated as the primary instructor on student’s class schedules, and is the only instructor that can input final grades.
A code on SSASECT that identifies the type of instruction that will be used for a section. Typical schedule types are lecture (LEC), lab (LAB), studio (SD), independent study (IS), clinical (HSC), distance education (DIS), internship/practicum (IN), experiential (EXP), industrial practice co-op (IP), applied music (AM), and recitation (REC).