Apply for a Learning Community!
Thank you for your interest in Purdue University's Learning Communities.
Placement in a Learning Community (LC) is determined by a competitive process based on a comprehensive review of your application. The LC placement criteria include elements such as prior academic achievement, the Purdue College, School, major and/or program to which you are admitted, and space availability. You are encouraged to apply for Learning Communities as soon as you receive your admission confirmation, as spaces are limited. While you can list multiple options on your Learning Communities application to increase your likelihood of ultimately being enrolled in a Learning Community, you should only list options for which you have serious interest. If you are interested in only one community, list that community only. Space is limited. Submitting an application does not guarantee placement in a Learning Community. The application deadline for priority placement is May 5th, 2013. Unless otherwise noted in a specific Learning Community description, students who apply for a Learning Community by the May 5th, 2013, priority deadline will be notified of their placement status through their Purdue email account on June 1, 2013. Offerings are subject to change.
IMPORTANT! This application DOES NOT REPLACE completing a housing contract with University Residences. If you want to live in a University residence hall, you must complete a housing contract by May 5, 2013, regardless of whether or not you are applying for a Learning Community and marking interest in living with the Learning Community. You cannot be selected for and placed in a Learning Community with required residence in a residence hall (nor can you be selected for and placed in the residential portion of a Learning Community with a residence option) if you have not completed a housing contract. Applying for a Learning Community and completing a housing contract are TWO SEPARATE PROCESSES. You can access the online housing contract here.
Most Learning Communities include a class component; to be eligible for a Learning Community, students must be eligible to take all the classes involved in a Learning Community. If placed in a Learning Community, students must take ALL of the associated classes; it is not possible to take only some of the courses in a Learning Community cluster. Thus, it is possible to be placed in a Learning Community and then earn AP credit for a course (Chemistry 11500 or English 10600 as examples). If students earn and accept such credit and the Learning Community in which they are placed requires the course for which they accepted credit, they are no longer eligible for that Learning Community (unless they decide to take the course and waive the AP credit). This can impact housing placement if a student is required to or had planned to live with the Learning Community; be sure to review the online descriptions that include associated courses for each Learning Community and apply for appropriate Learning Communities based on your expectations regarding any AP tests you plan to take or any college credit you expect to be bringing with you to Purdue.
To review information about the Learning Communities available to you, please click here.
To apply for one or more Learning Communities, please click here.