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Special Populations Next Steps

Following are your next steps to enroll at Purdue.

Re-entry Students

(Returning students who are in good standing)

Visit the account activation website.

  • You must reactivate your online career account to access your online myPurdue portal, through which you will conduct much of your future business with the University: course registration; fee payment; financial aid award review and acceptance, and more. Career account activation also creates your @purdue.edu email address. You may be prompted to setup a Boilerkey (two-factor authentication). For more information about Boilerkey please see this FAQ page.

  • When you log in to your email for the first time, you'll be prompted to set up Microsoft's Multi-Factor Authentication, a tool Purdue uses to protect users by requiring a second form of authentication, in addition to a password, when signing into Office 365 applications. Options for authentication include using text messages, an audio phone call, or the Microsoft Authenticator App. When you set up the authentication method, be sure to sign up with a device you plan to use on campus. If you need to change your device or want to learn more, see the FAQ's

  • To activate your career account, you will need your Purdue University ID (PUID) number and your career account setup password, both of which are provided in your admission offer letter. 

Accept your admission offer via myPurdue. No deposit will be required, but you must accept your offer before you will be able to register for classes.

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). ISS will send the visa process instructions to your @purdue.edu email account 3-5 days after you accept your admission offer. 

File a FAFSA as soon as possible. We strongly recommend that you use the FAFSA's data retrieval tool to transfer your IRS tax information directly into your FAFSA.

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.

Contact your academic advising office to make plans for class registration. Visit the Office of the Registrar website for the class registration schedule. 

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

Readmission Students

(Returning students who were previously dropped from Purdue)

Visit the account activation website.

  • You must reactivate your online career account to access your online myPurdue portal, through which you will conduct much of your future business with the University: accept your admission offer, course registration; fee payment; financial aid award review and acceptance, and more. Career account activation also creates your @purdue.edu email address. You may be prompted to set up a Boilerkey (two-factor authentication).  For more information about Boilerkey please see this FAQ page.

  • When you log in to your email for the first time, you'll be prompted to set up Microsoft's Multi-Factor Authentication, a tool Purdue uses to protect users by requiring a second form of authentication, in addition to a password, when signing into Office 365 applications. Options for authentication include using text messages, an audio phone call, or the Microsoft Authenticator App. When you set up the authentication method, be sure to sign up with a device you plan to use on campus. If you need to change your device or want to learn more, see the FAQ's

  • To activate your career account, you will need your Purdue University ID (PUID) number and your career account setup password, both of which are provided in your admission offer letter.

Accept your admission offer via myPurdue. No deposit will be required, but you must accept your offer before you will be able to register for classes.

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). ISS will send the visa process instructions to your @purdue.edu email account 3-5 days after you accept your admission offer. 

File a FAFSA as soon as possible. We strongly recommend that you use the FAFSA's data retrieval tool to transfer your IRS tax information directly into your FAFSA.

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.

Contact your academic advising office to make plans for class registration. Visit the Office of the Registrar website for the class registration schedule. Students reentering after more than five years may be eligible for Academic Renewal. If you qualify, you may discuss this option with your academic advisor.

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

Students who enroll after being readmitted may not register for more than 15 credit hours (9 credit hours for summer) for their first academic term back at Purdue. In addition, readmitted students must earn a 2.0 GPA or higher for each term until their cumulative Purdue GPA is above 2.0. For subsequent terms, reentry students should consult with their academic advisor or refer to Purdue’s Academic Probation and Deficiency policies for information about student academic requirements.

Purdue Polytechnic Institute Statewide Program Students

Visit the account activation website

  • You must activate your online career account to access your online myPurdue portal, through which you will conduct much of your future business with the University: online course registration, fee payment, financial aid award review and acceptance. Career account activation also creates your @purdue.edu email address. You may be prompted to set up 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.

  • When you log in to your email for the first time, you'll be prompted to set up Microsoft's Multi-Factor Authentication, a tool Purdue uses to protect users by requiring a second form of authentication, in addition to a password, when signing into Office 365 applications. Options for authentication include using text messages, an audio phone call, or the Microsoft Authenticator App. When you set up the authentication method, be sure to sign up with a device you plan to use on campus. If you need to change your device or want to learn more, see the FAQ's

  • To activate your career account, you will need your Purdue University ID (PUID) number and your career account setup password, both of which are provided in your admission offer letter.

Accept your admission offer. When accepting, new freshmen and transfer students must pay a nonrefundable $400 deposit, which will be applied toward first-semester fees. Re-entry and readmission students at Polytechnic Statewide must accept the admission offer, but no deposit is required.

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). ISS will send the visa process instructions to your @purdue.edu email account 3-5 days after you accept your admission offer. 

File a FAFSA as soon as possible. We strongly recommend that you use the FAFSA's data retrieval tool to transfer your IRS tax information directly into your FAFSA.

Contact the Statewide Program Coordinator at the location to which you have been admitted to make plans for class registration and to learn about your next steps. 

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

Visit the Purdue Polytechnic Statewide website for more information.

Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning Students

Visit the account activation website

  • You must activate your online career account to access your online myPurdue portal, through which you will conduct much of your future business with the University: online course registration and participation, fee payment, and more. Career account activation also creates your @purdue.edu email address. 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.

  • When you log in to your email for the first time, you'll be prompted to set up Microsoft's Multi-Factor Authentication, a tool Purdue uses to protect users by requiring a second form of authentication, in addition to a password, when signing into Office 365 applications. Options for authentication include using text messages, an audio phone call, or the Microsoft Authenticator App. When you set up the authentication method, be sure to sign up with a device you plan to use on campus. If you need to change your device or want to learn more, see the FAQ's

  • To activate your career account, you will need your Purdue University ID (PUID) number and your career account setup password, both of which are provided in your admission offer letter.

Accept your admission offer via myPurdue. No deposit will be required, but you must accept your offer before you will be able to register for classes.

Visit the Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning website for information on next steps for admitted VNDL students.

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

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