The Student Success at Purdue department, a division of the Office of the Provost, empowers and inspires all students to embrace a sense of life-long learning by providing nationally-recognized, student-centered, pre-college preparation and college success initiatives and services. These initiatives assist students in their preparation for, transition into, and success in a college environment. The department’s various interconnected programs assist students in progressive stages of development; and have as their ultimate goals an increased rate of student degree completion, future employment or study, dedicated citizenship, and responsible leadership in the state, nation, and world.

To see the annual reports of each program, please view our Program Overviews 2013.

Some of these programs start working with students and their families as early as the 6th grade, while others help support students through the completion of their baccalaureate degrees at Purdue. Student Success programs include Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR), Learning Communities, the Academic Success Center, Common Reading Program, Supplemental Instruction, Orientation Programs (such as Boiler Gold Rush and Winter Welcome), the Purdue Opportunity Awards program, the Purdue Promise program, and Twenty-first Century Scholars site.  For more information on any of these programs, please click on the appropriate link or feel free to phone or e-mail the Student Success at Purdue office.

View the Student Success at Purdue Staff Directory.

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Student Success at Purdue

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