Why Enroll as an Undecided Student?
Purdue Northwest (PNW) offers more than 100 majors and hundreds of courses. Most new students are uncertain about their career interest and need the opportunity to explore different career paths. Starting as an undecided student and exploring all that PNW has to offer is a great place to start. As an undecided student, Exploratory Advising is your academic home while you work toward declaring your major and completing your degree at PNW. Working with Exploratory Advising will put you on a path towards a positive transition to PNW, academic success, degree attainment, and satisfaction in your career and personal life.
Why choose Purdue Northwest?
At Purdue Northwest (PNW), undecided students benefit from a number of resources and support with the ultimate goal of declaring the major that best fits your interests and skills. Each student is assigned an Academic and Student Success Advisor in Exploratory Advising who supports you in your major exploration process, guides you towards successful major declaration, and connects you with campus resources. As an undecided student, exploration of personal interests and strengths as they relate to majors and careers offered at PNW is your primary goal. This exploration takes place in multiple forms including self-reflection and assessment, connection with advisors, campus opportunities, and enrollment in the GS 191 First Year Experience course.
Spotlight: First Year Experience
The GS 191 First Year Experience course is designed to help undecided students transition to being a successful Purdue Northwest (PNW) student. This course offers a small group format and active learning strategies that will encourage undecided students to build a meaningful connection with a full-time faculty member, connect with other first-year students, and develop helpful relationships with your academic advisor.
Additionally, this course offers opportunities to:
- Explore PNW’s academic disciplines.
- Learn strategies for academic and personal success in college.
- Learn how to shape your undergraduate experience around your unique academic, career, and personal goals.
- Create a plan to make the most of your PNW experience.