Admitted Student Next Steps – Fall Enrollment  

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.


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Visit campus v

Attend an admitted student visit program.

Activate your online student career account v

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. View a PDF of how to activate your career account (Size: 464KB).

Accept your offer v

Accept your admission offer as soon as possible and no later than May 1 (within 21 days for those admitted after April 10). A nonrefundable $200 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).

Learn more about campus housing v

Students interested in on-campus housing in University Residences should visit the housing website for information about availability and contracting. Information about off-campus housing, including cooperative housing, fraternities and sororities and area rental properties also is available online.

Apply for finanical aid v

File a FAFSA by March 1. Your financial aid package will be available in early April. You can access this information via myPurdue.

Register for and attend STAR v

Attend STAR, the required summer registration program, which is held on multiple dates in June and July. Students who accept their admission offer will have the ability to register for STAR via myPurdue.

Take the ALEKS math assessment v

ALEKS is a free, required online math assessment you should take at least one week before registering for classes. You will gain access to ALEKS through your myPurdue portal beginning June 1. For more information about ALEKS, visit the Math Department website.

Watch for fee statements v

Fee statements will be sent to your @purdue.edu email address and accessible through myPurdue in July. No paper fee statements will be mailed.

Apply for a Learning Community v

May 1 is the priority deadline to apply for Learning Communities. Spaces are limited and placement announcements are made in early June.

Register for and attend Boiler Gold Rush v

Boiler Gold Rush is the new student orientation program held the week before fall classes begin in August.

Provide any Final Grades/Transcripts v

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.

You're a Boilermaker! v

Get connected and be involved. Find out what's going on at Purdue after class. View the academic calendar.