Admitted Student Next Steps – Summer Start

Summer Start is a five-week program (July 10- August 11) for new freshman. Many of the next steps for Summer Start students are the same as students admitted to begin in the fall. Click on each step for additional detail about your next steps to enroll at Purdue for the 2017 Summer Start session. In addition, information is available on the Summer Start website

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Attend an admitted student visit program.

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 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). 

File the 2016-17 and the 2017-18 FAFSAs, both of which are available now. College financial aid is awarded for an academic year, which begins with the fall semester and ends with the summer session. Therefore, to be considered for aid for the 2017 Summer Start session as well as for the the 2017-18 academic year, you must file FAFSAs for both years.  

January 1 is the FAFSA deadline to be considered for need-based scholarships awarded by specific academic departments. March 1 is Purdue's priority FAFSA deadline for all other aid awarded for the 2017-18 academic year. If you file by March 1, your financial aid package will be available via myPurdue in early March. 

As a Summer Start student, you are required to live on campus for the Summer Start session as well as for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 terms as part of the Summer Start Learning Community. The housing contract will be available December 12 and the submission deadline is May 5. Visit the Summer Start housing website to learn more.  

Prior to course registration, you will be required to demonstrate your ability to succeed in math. SAT and ACT math scores as well as Purdue's ALEKS math assessment are among the resources your academic advisor can use to determine whether you are academically prepared to succeed in the first math course required for your major's plan of study. The Math Department website provides information about the ACT, SAT or ALEKS scores necessary for placement in various math courses.

You may refer to the University Catalog to find your major's plan of study. If your ACT or SAT math score is not high enough for placement in your required math course, you may take the free, online ALEKS assessment (accessible via myPurdue prior to your registration period). Alternatively, you may take a Purdue math course for which your ACT or SAT score qualifies you and that serves as a prerequisite for your required math course.

Fee statements will be sent to your email address and accessible through myPurdue.

Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR) is the required summer registration program for new students. As a Summer Start student, you must attend STAR on or before July 7 so that you are registered and ready to attend classes beginning July 10. International students will have the ability to attend Virtual STAR.

Boiler Gold Rush is the new student orientation program held the week before fall classes begin in August. Summer Start ends the Friday before BGR begins and Summer Start students will be able to attend BGR along with peers who enroll at Purdue in Fall 2017. BGR registration will be available beginning December 12, via myPurdueto students who have accepted their offer of admission. 

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.

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

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