P/D/F and Drop Deadline; Information on Fall Course Selection and Enrollment for Juniors

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019

Dear Butler Juniors,

I’m writing with two important pieces of information:

The P/D/F selection deadline, and drop deadline, is this Friday, April 12th at 11:59 p.m. 

To select the p/d/f grading option, log into TigerHub and look for the “Elect P/D/F Option” located in the lower left of the Academics section of your Student Center.  Note that this election becomes final and may NOT be rescinded after April 12, 2019.  Please note as well that the absolute final deadline to drop a course this term is also Friday, April 12thCome see me if you have questions or if you are seeking additional advice.

Fall 2019 Course Advising is Here!

Course Offerings for the fall is now available.  So it’s time to give serious thought to your academic program next fall, and you should take note of the following procedures and deadlines for fall 2019 course advisement and selection.

  1. First: Check your degree progress report to see your completion of University DISTRIBUTION AREA REQUIREMENTS. To graduate you must satisfy all graduation requirements; if you are unsure about a requirement oracademic regulation, ask your departmental advisers or me!
  2. As you think about how many courses to take in the fall term, keep in mind for that A.B. SENIORS MUST COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF SIX COURSES PLUS A THESIS, and B.S.E. SENIORS MUST COMPLETE AT LEAST EIGHTCOURSES (BSE independent work is included in the course count).  A.B. seniors may follow a minimal load of 3/3 or 4/2 courses.  Engineers:  unless you receive permission from Dean Bogucki, you must take four courses each term.  Full year B.S.E. independent work counts for one course in each term.  THERE REALLY ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THESE academic requirements, and the course minimum rules apply regardless of how many courses you have coming into senior year.
  3. Fill out your Departmental Academic Planning Form (DAPF) on Tigerhub (using the Academic Planning Form link in either the left menu or the header). The DAPF helps departments track the progress of their concentrators, including plans for independent work.  Your department advisors have access to the DAPF through StuView, and you are advised to follow the instructions given by your department.  
  4. Use the Course Planner to create a course queue prior to your appointment with your departmental advisor.  The DAPF asks you to provide information about academic plans for the upcoming term. The DAPF will allow you to review your degree progress by showing the departmental requirements you have completed or by linking you to the degree progress report in your Academic Record.  If you have questions about departmental course requirements, please be prepared to discuss with your departmental advisor.
  5. In general, departments will be asking you to schedule an appointment with your Departmental Representative or designated academic advisor to discuss your course selection plans for the coming term.   Procedures will vary from department to department, so when in doubt, check with your department representative or department administrator.  At your advising meeting, your advisor will review the courses in the Course Queue and check the box indicating approval, with added comments, if appropriate.  Departments will be able to track the completion of DAPF forms and see which courses have been approved by the faculty advisor. Following that meeting advisors will sign off directly on the electronic form.  Advisors also have text areas for comments.   

Note: The course selection period for juniors on TigerHub begins at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 22nd and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday April 24th.  Course selection is first come, first served within that window, so select courses early!  You will be charged $10 per day after the deadline and you will have to bring a course enrollment form in person to the Registrar’s Office with a signature.

TigerHub reopens for dropping and adding courses during the second week of final exams (May 20th-24th) to allow you to make course changes. 

I hope that your junior independent work is progressing, and that the rest of the term goes well.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can be of any assistance – I’m happy to meet to discuss any issue. Please call Sue Giranda at 609 258-3474 for an appointment.


All best,


Dean Stirk


David Stirk 
Dean of Butler College 
Gordon Wu Hall
Princeton University 
Princeton, NJ  08544 

Appts.: 609-258-3474
Direct: 609-258-4954 
Fax: (609) 258-2488
E-mail: dstirk@princeton.edu

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