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myBLUEprint: FAQ for Students

What is myBLUEprint?

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What is myBLUEprint?

myBLUEprint is a web-based tool used to monitor academic progress toward degree completion. It combines degree requirements and completed coursework into an easy-to-read worksheet.  The color-coded worksheet allows students to easily view requirements that are still needed to earn their degree.  The myBLUEprint degree audit is used to certify completion of degree requirements for graduation.

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What is a worksheet?

A myBLUEprint worksheet is a review of past, current and “planned” coursework that provides information about completed and outstanding requirements necessary to fulfill a degree/major/minor/concentration.

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Can students view course information in myBLUEprint?

Yes, by clicking on a course in the worksheet students can view the course description, prerequisites required, and available course sections for the upcoming term. Course sections in myBLUEprint do not show course location. The Schedule of Classes search feature in the student portal will show course location.

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What is the "What If" feature?

The “what if” feature allows students to hypothetically change their major, minor or concentration. The “what if” worksheet shows courses required for the hypothetical major, minor or concentration, courses already taken that satisfy requirements, and courses still needed to complete the program. The following data elements should be populated when requesting a “what if” worksheet to ensure the most accurate data is retrieved: Catalog Term, Program, Major, Concentration (if applicable), and Minor (if desired).

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What does the Term Calculator show?

The Term Calculator shows a cumulative GPA after filling in hypothetical grade information.  Students enter anticipated grades for in-progress courses.  MyBLUEprint utilizes earned credits and current GPA, combined with in-progress grades projected, to estimate a new GPA based on the data entered. 

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What does the Graduation Calculator show?

The Graduation Calculator allows the student to enter the GPA they would like to have at graduation. The Graduation Calculator shows what GPA the student must average over their remaining semesters in order to obtain the desired GPA at graduation.

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What does the Advice Calculator show?

The Advice Calculator shows students how many credits must be earned at a certain GPA to achieve the desired GPA.

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What if I think my worksheet is incorrect?

Please consult with your advisor. While we have worked closely with all departments across campus, every unique situation is impossible to anticipate.

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My major is wrong and/or my minor/concentration does not appear on my worksheet.

Contact your advisor to get your major, minor, or concentration updated as appropriate.

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My advisor approved a course substitution and it isn’t showing.

Contact your advisor.

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How often should I review myBLUEprint worksheet?

At least four times a semester:

  1. Before meeting with an advisor, noting any questions or concerns
  2. After registration, to ensure courses apply to requirements as expected.
  3. After grades are posted.
  4. Any time a change is made to classes scheduled, major, minor, or concentration.

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How is myBLUEprint worksheet different from my transcript?

The myBLUEprint worksheet is a tool to assist with planning and tracking progress toward graduation.  The Purdue transcript is the official university record.

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myBLUEprint placed one of my courses in two different places. Is that okay?

In most cases, yes. myBLUEprint is programmed to recognize that some courses may be used to fulfill more than one requirement. If you have questions, consult with your advisor.

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I’m working on two degrees (B.A. and a B.S.). Only one appears. How can I review the progress on the other degree?

Look at the degree information next to your name at the top of the screen. You’ll notice that the degree box has a drop-down arrow. Use this to select your second degree. If a second degree does not appear in the drop down menu, contact the academic advisor for your second degree.

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I’ve seen the @ symbol. What does this mean?

This is a wildcard. If the @ sign appears with a course number after it (e.g. @ 30000:49999), you can take any course number in that range in any subject. If it appears after the subject (e.g. PSY @), you can take any Psychology course. 

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What is the Plans tool?

The Plans tool allows students and advisors to plan courses semester by semester considering when each class should be taken sequentially. Students should develop a plan with their advisor. The State of Indiana encourages students to complete their baccalaureate degree in four years by taking 15 credits each semester. For more information, please see the website at http://15tofinishindiana.org/.

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Will advisors be able to see a student's plan?

Yes. Advisors can see a student’s plan and participate in the planning process. There is a Notes section within the plan that allows advisors to communicate additional information.   

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If a student puts a course in their plan, are they automatically registered for that course in that semester?

No. The Plans tool is for planning purposes only. Students will register through the student portal.

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Are planned courses guaranteed to be offered in the planned semester?

No. The Plans tool is for planning purposes only. Final course schedules are available to students online shortly before registration. If a student discovers that a planned course is not being offered in a given semester, the plan should be adjusted with the assistance of an advisor.

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Can I make more than one plan?

Yes, but mark only one as active. IPFW will collect information in the planners to assist departments in planning future offerings to help meet your goal towards graduation.