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STAR - Preparing for your STAR Visit

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  • If you have not already done so, complete your registration for STAR via the myPurdue portal.
  • Check your Purdue email account at https://mymail.purdue.edu/ to see if you have any messages from the university, the College of Health and Human Sciences and/or your unit. Your Purdue email account is the mode of communication that we will use when we have something important to tell you. Therefore, it is important to check it regularly!

Before you leave home...

  • Take the Math Assessment (ALEKS), Purdue's math placement exam, at least 48 hours before your STAR visit. The results of this exam will determine which Purdue math course you will be allowed to take. All incoming students are required to complete ALEKS. ALEKS has a remediation component that is free of charge. If your Math Assessment score does not indicate that you are ready for the math course required by your major, you have the option of completing the remediation and retaking the exam in order to achieve a higher score. To determine what math course is required for your major, you can check out your plan of study at http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/undergraduatemajors/index.html.

    You will NOT be able to register for math classes until you have completed your Math Assessment (ALEKS) so PLEASE make sure you take care of this task in a timely manner. It will take you approximately 60-90 minutes to complete ALEKS.
  • Complete the Student Information Form at least 5 days before your STAR visit.
  • All Health and Human Science (HHS) students, who have completed at least two years of a Foreign Language in high school are encouraged to take the Foreign Language (FL) placement exam during STAR. HHS students whose majors require foreign language credits in order to complete their degree are required to take the FL placement exam before enrolling in a language class at Purdue, if they are continuing the same foreign language they studied in high school. It is to your advantage to take the FL placement exam during STAR so that you can sign up for the appropriate foreign language course during STAR. In some cases, testing out of a foreign language allows you to establish credits for the beginning and possibly even the intermediate courses in that particular language. To determine if the HHS major you selected requires you to complete foreign language courses, you can check out your plan of study at http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/undergraduatemajors/index.html.
  • Purdue provides students with the opportunity to try to test out of certain courses and sometimes students elect to do so while they are on campus for STAR. These exams are also offered during the fall semester, so students can choose to take these exams when they return to campus in August. It is imperative that you study appropriately, because for most subjects you will have only ONE opportunity to establish credit by taking an exam. For more information please refer to the STAR 2013 Testing Schedule.
  • Complete the Medical History Form that you will receive from the Purdue University Student Health Center (PUSH). You can turn in this document when you visit campus or mail it to the address provided on the back of the form. Indiana state law requires the university to block the enrollment of any student who does not comply with immunization requirements. If your record is held for immunization noncompliance, registration for future courses cannot be fully processed until the hold is cleared.
  • Check your Purdue email account at https://mymail.purdue.edu/ to see if you have any messages from the university, the College of Health and Human Sciences and/or your unit. Your Purdue email account is the mode of communication that we will use when we have something important to tell you. Therefore, it is important to check it regularly!

What to bring...

  • Your invitation and confirmation
  • Your PUID number, a 10-digit identification number assigned to all Purdue students
  • A campus map
  • Your parking permit
  • Government issued photo-bearing identification
  • A picture of yourself
  • Several No. 2 pencils, if you plan on taking an advanced credit exam
  • A non-programmable, non-graphing calculator with a one-line display if you plan to take a Purdue Advanced Credit Exam in mathematics
  • Results of College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams, if possible
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Other weather-appropriate gear (for hot or rainy weather)
  • Medical History Form and Insurance Information Form