Admitted Student Next Steps – Fall Enrollment  

As a student admitted for the Fall semester, below are your next steps to accept your offer and enroll at Purdue. Click on each step for more detail.

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Visit campus v

Attend an admitted student visit program.

Activate your online student career account v

myPurdue is the online portal through which you will conduct business with the University now and once you are enrolled. Your portal provides a "new student task list" and indicates when you have completed the necessary steps to enroll. To gain access to your myPurdue portal, you must activate your online career account via the account activation website. You will need your Purdue University ID (PUID) number and your career account setup password, both of which were provided in your admission offer letter.

Accept your offer v

Accept your admission offer no later than May 1 (or within 21 days for those admitted after April 10). A nonrefundable $400 deposit will be required to accept your offer. The deposit will be applied toward first-semester fees and the housing contract fee (if you contract with University Residences). 

Learn more about campus housing v

Students interested in on-campus housing in University Residences should visit the housing website for information about availability and contracting. Information about off-campus housing, including cooperative housing, fraternities and sororities and area rental properties also is available online. Beginning December 14, the 2016-17 on-campus housing contract will be available via myPurdue to students who have accepted their offer of admission. The deadline to contract for housing is May 5, and there is a delay of about two business days between admission acceptance and access to the contract.

Apply for financial aid v

File a FAFSA between January 1 and March 1. March 1 is Purdue's priority FAFSA deadline for the 2016-17 academic year (Fall 2016, Spring 2017 and Summer 2017 sessions). For those who file by March 1, your financial aid package will be available in early March. Visit myPurdue.

Register for and attend STAR v

Attend STAR, the required summer registration program, which is held on campus on multiple dates in June and July. STAR registration will be available beginning December 14, via myPurdue, to students who have accepted their offer of admission. International students will have the ability to attend Virtual STAR.

Take the ALEKS math assessment v

ALEKS is a free, required online math assessment you should take at least one week before registering for classes. You will gain access to ALEKS through your myPurdue portal beginning June 1. For more information about ALEKS, visit the Math Department website.

Watch for fee statements v

Fee statements will be sent to your email address and accessible through myPurdue in July. No paper fee statements will be mailed.

Apply for a Learning Community v

May 5 is the priority deadline to apply for Learning Communities. The Learning Community application will be available beginning December 14. Spaces are limited and placement announcements are made in early June.

Register for and attend Boiler Gold Rush v

Boiler Gold Rush is the new student orientation program held the week before fall classes begin in August. BGR registration will be available beginning December 14, via myPurdueto students who have accepted their offer of admission.

Provide any Final Grades/Transcripts v

Purdue requires final grades from any coursework completed prior to enrollment, and it is your responsibility to ensure we receive official documentation (including any final transcripts). Purdue's expectation is that admitted students will maintain a consistent level of academic performance, and we reserve the right to rescind an offer of admission to any student who demonstrates a significant decline in grades between admission and enrollment.

You're a Boilermaker! v

Get connected and be involved. Find out what's going on at Purdue via BoilerLinkView the academic calendar.