Student Frequently Asked Questions

General

I missed the pre-registration deadline of October 10, 2017, but would still like to attend the Midwest Summit. Can I still participate?

If I attended the Midwest Summit this year, can I participate in the Midwest summit next year?

Where do I park when I arrive at Purdue?

I saw that if I attend the Midwest Summit, I can have my Purdue Graduate School application fee waived. If I have already applied to Purdue's Graduate School, can my application fee be reimbursed if I attend the Midwest Summit?

Travel Scholarships

When is the deadline to apply for travel scholarships?

I live outside the United States, but would like to attend the Midwest Summit. Can I apply for a travel scholarship?

I registered for the Midwest Summit, but can only attend if I receive a travel scholarship. If I do not receive a scholarship, can my registration fee be refunded?

What expenses are covered by a travel scholarship?

I applied for a travel scholarship. When will I be notified about whether or not I will receive one?

I was selected to receive a travel scholarship. How do I receive the funds to pay for my travel expenses?

How long will it take me to get reimbursed for my travel expenses?

Getting to Purdue and Where to Stay

What is the best way to get to Purdue?

What hotels are close to campus?

Additional Questions

I have additional questions about the Midwest Summit that are not answered here. Who can I contact?


I missed the pre-registration deadline of October 10, 2017, but would still like to attend the Midwest Summit. Can I still participate?

You are welcome to attend the Midwest Summit, but will need to register at the door on Saturday between 08:00 Am and 12:00 pm. The registration fee when you register at the door is $35. The registration and check in desk is located at 1F Krannert Building and 3F Stewart Center.

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If I attended the Midwest Summit this year, can I participate in the Midwest summit next year?

If you attend the Midwest Summit in this year, you may attend in the future. If you require a travel scholarship to attend, please be aware that new applicants that have not attended the Midwest Summit in the past will be given priority consideration for travel funding.

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Where do I park when I arrive at Purdue?

The most convenient visitor parking is available in the Wood Street Parking Garage (abbreviated PGW on campus maps). If you will be driving to the Midwest Summit, a complimentary parking will be available at Grant Street Parking Garage on Saturday.

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I saw that if I attend the Midwest Summit, I can have my Purdue Graduate School application fee waived. If I have already applied to Purdue's Graduate School, can my application fee be reimbursed if I attend the Midwest Summit?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to reimburse application fees. In order to qualify for the application fee waiver, you must attend the Midwest Summit first, and then apply for graduate admission at Purdue. Instructions for receiving the application fee waiver will be e-mailed after the event to everyone who attended the Midwest Summit. Note that students who register for the Summit but do not attend are not eligible for the application fee waiver.

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Travel Scholarships

When is the deadline to apply for travel scholarships?

Priority consideration is given to completed applications that are received by Tuesday, October 24. Applications received after this date will be considered based on funding availability.

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I live outside the United States, but would like to attend the Midwest Summit. Can I apply for a travel scholarship?

Unfortunately, due to limited financial support for the Midwest Summit, we are only able to provide travel scholarships for qualified applicants traveling within the United States and its territories. However, presentations from all workshops offered at the Midwest Summit will be available for review on the event's Web site beginning about two weeks after the Summit.

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I registered for the Midwest Summit, but can only attend if I receive a travel scholarship. If I do not receive a scholarship, can my registration fee be refunded?

If you are not awarded a travel scholarship, and therefore, are unable to attend the Midwest Summit, your registration fee will be refunded to you, provided you request a refund by Tuesday, October 31.

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What expenses are covered by a travel scholarship?

Eligible expenses include:

  • Coach class airfare or other transportation to Purdue University
  • Gasoline or mileage (but not both)
  • Airport transfers
  • Standard hotel accommodations for yourself

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I applied for a travel scholarship. When will I be notified about whether or not I will receive one?

Completed applications will be reviewed as quickly as possible. Travel scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis beginning in mid-October and will continue to be awarded as funds become available. You will be notified via e-mail if you receive a travel scholarship. Depending on the availability of funds, some scholarships may not be awarded until closer to the event.

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I was selected to receive a travel scholarship. How do I receive the funds to pay for my travel expenses?

All travel scholarships are awarded on a reimbursement basis. Once you have made your travel arrangements, please complete the following:

  • Bring all currently available original, itemized receipts for eligible expenses totaling up to the amount of the scholarship to the Midwest Summit.
  • Submit all available receipts to Mr. Ethan Kingery when you check in at the student registration/check-in table in the Krannert's 1F Drawing Room. If Mr. Kingery is not available, advise the person assisting you that you need to leave receipts for him. If you need to mail in some receipts, please notify the person assisting you and you will be provided with a self-addressed envelope.
  • If you are an international student, please bring a copy of your passport and visa with your receipts as well as a copy of the I-20 and I-94, if you are on an F-1 visa.
  • If you would like to get a head start on the form that we need you to complete for reimbursement, print off the Payee Certification form before your arrival at Purdue. Please be sure to only complete sections A and C on the form.  The form is available on the Information for Award Recipients Web page.
  • Complete and submit an evaluation form for the Midwest Summit to a Purdue Graduate School or Conferences staff member before you depart Purdue University. Or, you may also complete and return the evaluation with any receipts you mail in for reimbursement.

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How long will it take me to get reimbursed for my travel expenses?

Your reimbursement request will be processed when all necessary forms and documentation are received from you. You may expect to receive a check from Purdue University by postal mail in approximately four weeks of our receipt of the completed paperwork, original receipts, and Midwest Summit evaluation form.

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Getting to Purdue and Where to Stay

What is the best way to get to Purdue?

Depending on where you are traveling from, you may wish to travel by air, car, train, or bus. Most visitors to Purdue fly into the Indianapolis International Airport (airport code IND), which is approximately 90 minutes from Purdue. For more information on traveling to Purdue, including tips for reducing travel costs, please visit the Hotel and Travel Information page.

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What hotels are close to campus?

Accommodations are available off campus in the Lafayette-West Lafayette area. For information about accommodations, please visit the Hotel and Travel Information page.

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Additional Questions

I have additional questions about the Midwest Summit that are not answered here. Who can I contact?

Please email midwestsummit@purdue.edu or call 765-496-0263 for further questions and assistance.

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