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Accept Your Admission Offer

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Take these simple steps to officially become a Boilermaker: 

1. Activate Your Student Account

To accept an offer of admission, you must first activate your online student career account. To activate your account, you need your Purdue University ID (PUID) number and your career account setup password. This information is provided in your admissions offer letter found in your application portal.

After activating your account, you will gain access to your myPurdue online portal, where you can accept your offer of admission. 

2. Accept Your Offer!

If you have activated your career account, you may access your myPurdue online portal to accept your admission offer.

Activate Your Student Career Account Access myPurdue Online Portal

A nonrefundable $500 deposit will be required at the time you accept your offer. The deposit will be applied toward first-semester fees. The nonrefundable deposit may be paid by e-check or with MasterCard, American Express, Discover or Visa credit cards. Be sure to select the term you were admitted to when paying your deposit. 

The online payment system to accept your offer and pay your deposit is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Using a different browser, such as Chrome or Firefox, is recommended. 

Some students will not be required to pay the $500 deposit but still must accept their offer of admission by the appropriate deadline. The online student system, myPurdue, recognizes students who are exempt from the fee, and will allow them to accept their offer online without the payment.


Deadlines to Accept Admission Offers


Fall term, Summer Start, College of Agriculture Spring Start - Students admitted by May 10 must accept their offer by June 1, 11:59 PM ET. Students admitted after May 10 have three weeks to accept.

  Spring term - Students admitted by December 1 must accept their offer by December 15. Students admitted after December 1 have three weeks (or until the start of the semester) to accept.

Summer Term - Students admitted by May 1 must accept their offer by June 1. Students admitted after May 1 have three weeks (or until the start of the term) to accept their admission offer.

Declining an Admission Offer

If you wish to decline (cancel) your admission offer, you may submit the application cancel form within your Purdue application portal