This system exists to allow students to anonymously submit questions to the Department and have those questions and their answers posted on the Web for reference. It is designed to be a resource for students.
When students submit questions, the appropriate departmental staff member(s) will be sent an email informing them of the submission. They will then process the question, determine and enter the answer to the question, and place the question in the appropriate category in the list.
Note that the answers to many questions are also available in the MCMP Graduate Program Policies and Pharmacy Graduate Policy Manual.
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- Question: I am a upper level graduate student and I was told that I had too many credit hours without completing my degree. Because of this, I did not qualify for a loan at Purdue. However, I am making good progress toward my degree and should graduate in a reasonable amount of time (~5 years). Who do I need to contact about getting this changed and what steps do I need to take in order to be eligible for a federal loan?
Answer: (last updated May 6, 2013 at 9:15 AM)
- This question requires additional research. Please check back for a response.
Previously Grad Students were given 18 hours as an RA and 12 as a TA for Fall and Spring semesters. We have now changed the hours to 15 for RA and TA hours will remain at 12. If the individual who initiated this question could provide the number of hours they were over...this would be helpful. Also, if you are interested in changing Fall of 2003 hours from 18 to 15...please stop by Barb's office in RHPH room 210.
- Question: How many hours did the person have who had to many hours to obtain financial aid? The reason for my inquiry is that I am considering taking additional courses. However, if obtaining loans becomes a problem I may have to reconsider.
Answer: (last updated February 16, 2004 at 1:32 PM)
- The number of hours was not provided. This FAQ board is confidential so I am unable to ask the individual. Perhaps this person would be willing to post this information to the FAQ?!?!
1/28/04-no additional information provided.
2/16/04- response from person who asked the question:
I was the previous graduate student who was over the number of allowed hours for my degree. I was not told how many hours that I was over but I have taken the maximum number of hours allowed each semester (18?) for 4 years and one semester.
- Question: Why does Dr. Chris Rochet show as my major professor?
Answer: (last updated May 6, 2013 at 9:15 AM)
- Dr. Rochet is your Advisory Committee Chair. He will act as your major professor until you have selected a laboratory. During your first semester at Purdue you will complete three rotations prior to selecting a final laboratory. Once you have selected a lab, information regarding your major professor will be updated in the registrar's system.
- Question: How do I register for my first semester at Purdue?
Answer: (last updated May 6, 2013 at 9:14 AM)
- Pre-registration will be completed by Barb Mullenberg prior to your arrival on campus. During the week of orientation you will complete two placements exams as well as meet with the MCMP Advisory Committee. Afterward your registration will be modified to reflect your test scores and research direction.
- Question: How do I go about changing the members of my advising committee?
Answer: (last updated December 3, 2003 at 3:49 PM)
- Your first step is to discuss this matter with your major professor. Then you should complete a change to plan of study form...Graduate School form 13. An editable version of this form is located on our web page at the following url: http://www.mcmp.purdue.edu/graduateprogram/forms/. Make sure you list the reason for the change and obtain all required signatures (major professor, new member and member to be removed) Once this form is complete please submit it to Barb Davidson in RHPH room 210. Feel free to stop in to see Barb if you need assistance completing this form.
- Question: What is the most current version of the thesis formatting requirements and where can I find a copy of them?
Answer: (last updated February 16, 2004 at 1:27 PM)
- 1996 is this most current version of the thesis formatting requirements. It can be found at
You can also go to the following URL http://www2.itap.purdue.edu/GradSchool/thesis.cfm for details regarding thesis preparation, forms, copyright information and other useful links.
- Question: What are the travel dates for the Davisson travel award?
Answer: (last updated January 28, 2004 at 3:47 PM)
- REVISION: Dates of travel must be after the application due date. The travel grant is in place to cover future meetings...therefore you should meet with your advisor to plan accordingly as to when an application should be submitted. Applications are accepted each Fall and Spring as long as funds are available; application deadlines are typically September 1st and March 1st.
- Question: It recently came to my attention that the MCMP graduate liason committee has been or was dissolved within the past 1-2 years. If this is incorrect please correct me, otherwise what were the reasons for this action? Will the liason committee be re-established or will another mechanism be put in place to insure a level of communication between the faculty and the gradute student body on important issues?
Answer: (last updated May 17, 2006 at 8:23 AM)
- Thank you for your inquiry. The MCMP graduate liaison committee dissolved naturally one year ago. This happened due to the lack of input or interest in the committee meeting....therefore meetings no longer took place and the committee dissolved. Currently the only mechanism of communication between faculty and the grad student body is what you have used...the FAQ system. Unfortunately I can tell you this too has not been used for a period greater than one year. If the grad student body would like to reform the liaison committee....I would be happy to send an email to all grads requesting nominations for this committee. Please let me know if this is something you would like to see happen! Obviously if the student body does not respond....it will be difficult to reform this committee! Once again, thank you for your inquiry!