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Fall Enrollment Next Steps

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.

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. You may be prompted to setup a Boilerkey (two-factor authentication), but you have 7 months to set this up to login to systems such as myPurdue.  For more information about Boilerkey please see this FAQ page.


Accept your admission offer no later than May 1, 11:59 PM ET (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).

Purdue University is committed to providing as safe of an environment for our students as possible. While many situations that individuals are involved with may be resolved and accounted for, some behaviors are so egregious that the potential risk is too great to the Purdue Community. Should Purdue University learn of an applicant’s disciplinary or criminal offense, a review of the information could take place. A review committee for such information could include members of the Office of Admissions, Purdue University Police Department, Office of the Dean of Students, University Residences, Faculty and the Graduate School. A disciplinary violation or conviction does not automatically result in the denial, or recension, of an individual’s application for admission. You can review Purdue's Nondiscrimination Policy Statement here

A student visa is required for most international students who study in the United States. After accepting your admission offer, the Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS) will provide more information about the process to receive your visa eligibility documents (i.e. I-20 or DS 2019). Starting in late-February and on a rolling basis thereafter, ISS will send the visa process instructions to your email account 3-5 days after you accept your admission offer.

Students interested in on-campus housing in University Residences should visit the housing website for information about availability and contracting. Visit the off-campus housing website for information about area rental properties.

The on-campus housing contract is available via myPurdue to students who have accepted their admission offer. If you're a first-time college student, on-campus housing is guaranteed if you meet the May 5 contract deadline; there is a delay of about two business days between admission acceptance and gaining access to the contract. If space remains available, the contract will reopen later in May for transfer students and those who may have missed the deadline.

Purdue's Orientation Programs help introduce and connect all new undergraduate students for their university experience. Students admitted to the fall semester complete orientation through the following programs:

Virtual Student Transition, Advising and Registration - VSTAR

VSTAR is step one in transitioning to Purdue. VSTAR is an online orientation that helps new beginners and transfer students in their transition to campus. This self-guided orientation module is located online in Brightspace, Purdue's learning management system. Students are automatically enrolled in VSTAR in May and after they accept their offer of admission.


BGR is an orientation program held the week before classes start in August. Purdue encourages all incoming students to take part. Students learn about campus traditions, Purdue culture and University resources, and take valuable steps in being part of the Purdue community. Students can find more information about BGR on their New Student Task List in myPurdue after accepting their admission offer. 

Boiler Gold Rush International (BGRi)

BGRi is a supplemental orientation program that supports the transition, adjustment and acculturation of international students. Students connect with current and incoming international students in ways that ease the transition to life in the United States. Students can find more information about BGRi on their New Student Task List in myPurdue after accepting their admission offer.

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 in July. No paper fee statements will be mailed.

April 15 is the priority deadline to apply for Learning Communities. Spaces are limited and placement announcements are made in early June.

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

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