Frequently Asked Questions
Registration and Payment
You should discuss your registration with your advisor.keep reading FAQ»
Most likely the course wasn’t paid or paid in full. Re-register and make sure you follow the payment instructions in the email sent to you by the office of Student Financial Services. You would need to (re)activate and regularly check your Purchase email.keep reading FAQ»
Follow the instructions in the email that is sent to your Purchase email account from the office of Student Financial Services. The billing page on the Purchase College website will give you an overview of the payment options.keep reading FAQ»
You will get an email in your Purchase email account that you will have a window of 24 hours to register for the course. Make sure you pay in full by the payment deadline notified to you by email to secure the registration.keep reading FAQ»
You can register up to the day the session starts, but we don’t recommend you wait that long. Courses may fill, or conversely get cancelled due to low enrollment. You may still register in the add/drop period, with an additional $40 late fee, if it is your first registration in the semester.keep reading FAQ»
No. You won’t need a PIN to sign up. You can log into MyHeliotrope, do a course search for the term (e.g., Summer 2023), and choose from the course schedule to register.keep reading FAQ»
The maximum number of credits you can register for is 12 in the 8 week long summer term. Spread multiple registrations over the three sessions as much as possible. Three intensive courses in a 4 week session is just too much.keep reading FAQ»
Plan to dedicate approximately 35 - 45 hours per week for a 3- and 4-credit course in the 4-week sessions. And half that in the 8 week summer courses. Spread multiple registrations as much as possible over the three summer sessions.keep reading FAQ»
The following instructional methods are scheduled for the summer session:
Traditional: all classes are held on campus. COVID-19 Updates and Plans are regularly updated and should be consulted before the session start to ensure compliance.
Hybrid: classes are partly held on campus and partly online, in any of the modalities below. COVID-19 Updates and Plans are regularly updated and should be consulted before the session start to ensure compliance.
Online asynchronous: course materials and activities are made available in Moodle and you, peers, and your professor will engage in a variety of instructional activities online but do not meet in real time. Sometimes, your professor might make themselves available for check-in meetings and office hours online.
Online synchronous: you, peers, and your professor will be meeting in real time using a webinar platform such as Zoom and Microsoft Team. Check your Student Detailed Schedule on MyHeliotrope and the course syllabus for the session schedule. Look out for a webinar invite from your professor over email or in Moodle.
Online combined: instruction will be partly together with peers and your professor in real time, and at other times you will complete course activities and assignments by accessing Moodle. For the synchronous part of the course, check your Student Detailed Schedule on MyHeliotrope and the course syllabus. Look out for a webinar invite from your professor over email or in Moodle.keep reading FAQ»
If you can’t find book info on the bookstore’s website, then contact the instructor or write to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org as appropriate for a sample syllabus.keep reading FAQ»
Tutoring service is available online with our partner Thinking Storm (on-demand 24/7).
- Math – Basic Math through Multivariable Calculus, including Statistics
- Sciences – Biology, Chemistry
- Advanced topics: Human AP, Finance in the Arts, etc. scheduled in advance.
Format: live chat, whiteboard, file upload. Students can access tutoring from Moodle.keep reading FAQ»
If you will be taking an online or hybrid course, log into Purchase College Moodle to view the course. The course page will be available 4 days prior to the start of the session. You can also log into Moodle from the Current Students Portal. Also, you should make sure to (re)activate and regularly check your Purchase email account to communicate with your instructor.keep reading FAQ»
For a sample syllabus, you can contact the instructor or write to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org as appropriate.keep reading FAQ»
You can do so with our Parking Office.keep reading FAQ»
First you should look up information needed by the Registrar’s Office at your school. You might need to request an official transcript to be mailed back to your school, and the instructions can be found on our Registrar’s Office page.keep reading FAQ»