STAR Registration - Fall 2013


​STAR Registration Information for Incoming Freshmen, Fall 2013

To enhance your success in obtaining seats in biology, chemistry, and math classes during the fall semester, it is highly recommended that you do some preplanning of your class registration before you arrive on campus. By utilizing the guidelines provided on this page, it will expedite the registration process. If you do not do your homework before your arrival for STAR, you will be at a severe disadvantage in registration for classes as lab sections fill and you will have reduced flexibility in scheduling. The process of registration on myPurdue will also be easier if you follow the items below in order.

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Welcome to STAR
 Welcome to STAR

STAR Checklist - Things to accomplish during STAR

Foreign Language Placement Test
If you have had 3 or 4 years of a foreign language, I would encourage you to take the Foreign Language placement test during STAR. You can earn free credits toward graduation. A sheet will be placed into your ANSC folder at STAR, which will explain the test results.


General information about 2012 graduates in Animal Sciences (109 graduates)
2011 Majors/Concentrations 2011 Pathway to Graduation 2011 Number of SEM to Graduate 2011 Academic Performance 2011 Activities 2011 Employment Data


Registering for Fall Classes
Registering for Fall Classes

Our curriculum is geared towards a four year degree, but you must average 15 hours per semester. Previously earned AP and dual college credits can lower this number. The state legislation has mandated that we lower the number of credits to graduate to 120 for those students beginning college in 2013.

ANSC B.S. Degree
ANSC B.S. Degree

About 50% of the requirements for a B.S. degree in ANSC are part of the Ag core and 50% are departmental requirements.

University Orientation
University Orientation Course

The session will be held August 18 beginning at 3:00 p.m. in Elliott Hall of Music. Attendance is encouraged.


Ag Orientation
Agriculture Orientation Course

AGR 10100 is required of all ANSC majors. Register for either CRN 36223 or 48886. If you are a Dean's Scholar in the College of Agriculture, then you must register for CRN 36225.

ANSC Orientation
ANSC Orientation Course 

All ANSC majors must take AGR 11400. Register for either CRN 36235 or 36237.

Introduction to Animal Agriculture
Introduction to Animal Agriculture

ANSC 10200 is highly recommended, but not required for ANSC majors. It serves as a foundation course for the discipline ANSC courses that will be taken later in your program. Register for the lecture portion of the course (CRN 10902) and then link to one of the five labs. For the lecture, T stands for Tuesday and R stands for Thursday.

If you are participating in the Animalia Learning Community, then you should be pre-registered for CRN 36226 and then you must link to one of the five labs. If you earned credits for Intro to Ag (ANSC) in high school, do not enroll in ANSC 10200 as it will not count for credit for graduation.


Unless you have earned AP credit for BIOL 11000, register for a lecture section and then link to a lab and recitation.

Mathematics Courses

The ALEK math placement test can be found at Click on ALEKS Placement Information and follow the instructions. You must take the ALEK placement test 48 hours before you arrive for your STAR date. You can take it multiple times to try to improve your score. Your ALEK score will determine which math course for which you can register. MA 15300 or 15800 can be used as a free elective in your plan of study and will help you prepare for calculus and chemistry if you feel you are not ready for college calculus.

Your concentration will dictate which initial calculus class will meet math requirements.
Animal Agribusiness (ANAG) - MA 22000
Animal Production (ANPR) - MA 22000
Animal Products (ANPR) - MA 22000
Animal Behavior (BEHV) - MA 22300 or 23100
Animal Biosciences (BISC) - MA 22300 or 23100
Pre-Vet Science (PRMD) - MA 22300 or 23100

If you have credit for Calculus I and also take MA 22300, then one course can be used towards graduation. If you have established calculus credit by an AP test or by completing a college calculus course, you are eligible to take Calculus II (MA 22400).


General Chemistry
General Chemistry

If you are a strong chemistry student and your high school had a good science program, you may be ready for CHM 11500. You must be calculus ready (MA 22300 or 23100) and achieved an ALEK score of 65/70 or established credit in Calculus I by either an AP test or transfer credit. Engineers, pharmacy and nursing students are enrolled in this class so it is competitive. Historically, about 50% of our science majors (BEHV, BISC or PRMD) are prepared for CHM 11500. Based on an intensive analysis of 51 ANSC freshmen that took CHM 11500 in the fall of 2011, it appears that the SAT or ACT score is a better predictor of performance in CHM 11500 than the high school GPA. For most students that earned an A or B in CHM 11500, they had a minimum SAT of 1800 or ACT of 27 if their high school grades are 3.50 or higher. To register for CHM 11500, click on one of the lectures and then link to a lab and recitation.

General Chemistry


If you would rather ease into inorganic chemistry for the fall semester, you should consider CHM 11100. CHM 11100 does not have calculus as a prerequisite or corequisite. The competition in the class is not as strong. Successful completion (grades of A/B) of CHM 11100, 11200 and 11600 is an acceptable tract for applying to veterinary school.

Again, your concentration dictates which inorganic chemistry sequence is needed to meet graduation requirements.
ANAG - CHM 11100 and 11200
ANPR - CHM 11100 and 11200
ANPR - CHM 11100 and 11200
BEHV - CHM 11100 and 11200 or CHM 11100, 11200 and 11600
BISC - CHM 11100 and 11200 or CHM 11100, 11200 and 11600
PRMD - CHM 11100 and 11200 or CHM 11100, 11200 and 11600


Communication Courses
Communication Courses 

Unless you have taken a college level English Composition course for three credits or earned college credit or tested out of speech in high school, register for either ENGL 10600 or COM 11400. If you have excellent grammar skills and punctuation skills, you might consider ENGL 10800. If you are participating in Animalia, a COM 11400 course will be pre-registered for you on your schedule as it is clustered with ANSC 10200.

Humanities/Social Science Elective
Humanities/Social Sciences Electives

Depending upon the number of credits you have already registered for, you might want to consider adding a non-science course to get to 16-17 credits. Eventually you will need 15 credits of humanities and/or social sciences to graduate and these elective courses provide flexibility in scheduling.

Scenario Slides
You are now ready to examine the scenario slides below and see which one best fits your registration strategy. Circle one of the scenarios and you will have a good template to follow when you enter the myPurdue registration system during your visit to campus on your STAR date.

Science Major Scenarios 1-5
Science Major - Scenario 1 Science Major - Scenario 2 Science Major - Scenario 3 Science Major - Scenario 4 Science Major - Scenario 5

Agribusiness/Production Scenarios 1-4
Agribusiness/Production Scenario 1 Agribusiness/Production Scenario 2 Agribusiness/Production Scenario 3 Agribusiness/Production Scenario 4


Scheduling Assistant Tool

The Student Scheduling Assistant Tool will help you quickly build a workable class schedule. It takes a list of courses you are interested in and determines the class sections you need to take in order to get as many of the courses being requested as possible.

Log into your myPurdue Account:
FAQ's for the Scheduling Assistant:


If you have questions or concerns about STAR activities, contact Mrs. Ashley York at 765-494-4843, or Dr. Mark Diekman at 765-494-4829,