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FAQ

Accepting the offer

 

Online Information

 

Financial Questions

Registration/Course Questions

 

Housing and Relocation Questions

Accepting the Offer

I just got my letter of acceptance and I've decided to come to Purdue. What do I do now?

Congratulations on your admittance to Purdue! In the weeks before and shortly after classes begin, there are many tasks for new students to accomplish. Read the Graduate School's Checklist to get started.

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Online Information

What is my Purdue Career Account?

Your career account will give you electronic access to your _________@purdue.edu email account and other electronic services. This account is created when you are admitted to Purdue and is yours to use for as long as you are affiliated with Purdue.  For more information about activating and using your career account, review the instructions in the Welcome Packet.

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What is myPurdue?

MyPurdue (www.mypurdue.purdue.edu) is the portal system where you can access your academic and financial account information. You will need your career account login and password to log in to myPurdue. Some of the benefits of myPurdue include:

  • Online course registration in real time
  • Online credit card payment for tuition
  • Access to your financial aid information
  • Access to your personal information, such as emergency contacts and mailing address

For more information about myPurdue, read the Welcome Packet.

 

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What is Purdue MyMail?

MyMail allows you to access your Purdue email. To log into MyMail, visit https://mymail.purdue.edu. You will need your career account login and password to access MyMail.

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Financial Questions

How do I pay my tuition and/or fees?

You can pay online, in person by check, or you can mail your check. Due to the eBilling system, if you pay by check, you will have to print your invoice from myPurdue. To print your invoice, go to myPurdue (www.mypurdue.purdue.edu) and click on the “Financial” tab and then click on “Manage my Account” under “Touchnet Payment Portal.” From there, click on “ebills.”You can also pay your bill electronically through “Touchnet Payment Portal.” Please note that you will need a career account (see above) to access myPurdue.

To pay in person, place your registration confirmation with your check in an envelope and put it in the locked drop box next to room 9, Hovde Hall.

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I can't pay my tuition and fees right now. What do I do?

The Bursar’s Office can defer your tuition and or/fees. However, before you can ask for a fee deferment, your fees must be assessed. For questions, contact the Bursar’s Office, Room 14, Hovde Hall, (765) 494-7579, http://www.purdue.edu/Bursar/

Please note: You must also have a current mailing address on file in the Office of the Registrar’s system. isit myPurdue (www.mypurdue.purdue.edu) and go to “Personal Information” under “Quick Links.” Or, use the kiosk located outside the Registrar’s office, ground floor, Hovde Hall.

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Registration/Course Questions

How do I register for classes?

You register for classes using the myPurdue system. However, because some programs require incoming students to register for specific courses, be sure to contact your program before registering. Be sure to confirm your course registration and pay your tuition and/or fees on time. Paying your fees automatically confirms your registration. If you do not owe any fees, you must still log on to myPurdue (www.mypurdue.purdue.edu) and confirm your registration under the “Financial” tab.

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How do I check my class schedule ?

Visit myPurdue (www.mypurdue.purdue.edu) and go to the “Academic” tab. Then click on “View your class schedule.” If you find that your schedule does not appear under the “View your class schedule” link prior to your first day of class, you can access it by clicking on “Week-at-a-Glance” under “Schedule” in Quick Links. From here, enter the date your classes will begin and click “submit.” Your schedule should then appear. You can also check your schedule at a kiosk located outside the Registrar’s office on the ground floor of Hovde Hall.

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Where can I buy my books?

For information on various bookstores located around campus, visit the Welcome Packet.

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Housing and Relocation Questions

What are my options for housing?

There are a variety of affordable housing options available both on and off-campus. Most graduate students live off-campus and many take advantage of the CityBus system that is free to students and employees carrying their Purdue identification card. On-campus housing fills quickly, so be sure to apply early if you want to live on-campus. Visit our Graduate Student Housing Web page for more information.

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How do I update my contact information?

Visit myPurdue (www.mypurdue.purdue.edu) and go to “Personal Information” under “Quick Links,” or use the kiosk located outside the Registrar’s office ground floor, Hovde Hall.

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How do I restrict my Purdue Directory Information?

Go to the Office of the Registrar, Room 45, Hovde Hall, (765) 494-8581.

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Where can I get information about local services (Utilities, garbage and recycling, phone and cable, post offices)?

For information on utilities and other local services, read the Welcome Packet.

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What are my local banking options?

There are three banks/credit unions located on campus:
PEFCU: (Purdue Employees Federal Credit Union—open to students and employees) 1-(800)-62PEFCU (73328)
Chase: 1-877-68CHASE (24273)
Huntington National Bank: 1-800-480-BANK (2265)

All of these and other banks have Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) located on or around campus.

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Where are nearby post offices located?

There are three area post offices:

West Lafayette: 610 West Navajo Street West Lafayette , IN 47906

Lafayette:

  • 3450 State Road 26E Lafayette , IN 47901
  • 230 North Fourth Street Lafayette , IN 47901

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I need to register my car and/or get a driver's license. Where do I go?

For information on registering your vehicle and applying for a driver's license, read the Welcome Packet.

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How do I register to vote?

For information on voter eligibility requirements and how to register to vote, visit the Welcome Packet.

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Where can I find a student organization that fits my interests?

Purdue has hundreds of student organizations. For lists of organizations, visit http://www.gradschool.purdue.edu/student/organizations/.

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Where can I find places to eat?

The Greater Lafayette area dining scene is as varied as a big city's with Arabic, Cajun, French, Greek, Hawaiian, Indian, Irish, Italian, Mexican and Russian cuisine. Both Lafayette Online and the West Lafayette Convention and Visitors Bureau list area restaurants.

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Where can I find a place of worship?

There are at least thirty religions and denominations represented in the Greater Lafayette area. Lafayette Online provides a list of religious organizations and places of worship categorized by religion.

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Still have questions after reviewing all of the Frequently Asked Questions listed above? Then, email a current graduate student for assistance! If you have trouble with this link, you can also send your email to gradinfo@purdue.edu with "Question for a Grad Student" in the subject line.