Is This My Cohort?

You are part of the 2012 cohort if you first enrolled at Purdue in fall 2012 and qualified for one or more of the following scholarships:

  • Purdue Promise (must also have been a confirmed 21st Century Scholar)
  • Emerging Urban Leader (EUL)

Important Notes and Policies for My Cohort

Graduate School and Professional School (including 3+1 and 3+2 programs)

Purdue Promise funding is restricted to undergraduate study, which means once you enroll as a graduate student or professional student you will no longer be eligible for Purdue Promise funding.

21st Century Scholar funding is restricted to undergraduate study or professional study in a situation in which a first Bachelor’s degree has not already been earned (example: Pharmacy School). Graduate students are only eligible to use 21st Century Scholars funding for professional medicine programs.

Emerging Urban Leaders funding is restricted to undergraduate study or professional study in a situation in which a first Bachelor’s degree has not already been earned (example: Pharmacy School). Once you are considered graduate student status you are no longer eligible for your award.

Some Purdue programs offer 3+1 or 3+2 options, which allow students to pursue a plan of study that combines undergraduate and graduate/professional degrees in 4 or 5 years. Before applying for these programs, you should consider implications on your financial aid based on the aforementioned eligibility information pertaining to graduate school and professional school. It will be important to know when your status will switch from undergraduate to graduate/professional. You can also find information on financial aid for graduate students by clicking here.

“Pre” Majors

If you anticipate still being in a “pre” major during the 2014-2015 academic year (your third year), you should seek guidance from your advisor and Purdue Promise Coach on where you stand in your program of study and possible implications for on-time graduation and financial aid (see below). You cannot graduate in a “pre” major (examples: Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Communication, Pre-Management, etc.). If you are not meeting requirements to proceed in upper division coursework, you should meet with your advisor to discuss the CODO process and whether switching to a new major is in your best interest.


If you are planning to graduate early you need to be aware that in the semester that you plan to graduate, you must register for Candidate Status. This gives you access to the Graduation tab in myPurdue.

Financial Aid

If you already anticipate staying extra time (not graduating in 4 years, by August 2016), you should begin planning ahead for financial aid support once your Purdue Promise support program affiliated scholarship eligibility runs out. You should review the following resources and contact your Purdue Promise Coach if you have questions or concerns about funding your education beyond your 4th year.

Third-Year Support Statement

These requirements only apply to students who entered Purdue Promise in 2012. Please download the appropriate agreement to see the full list of requirements based on your scholarship (including the specific GPA). This list is not exhaustive.


Purdue Promise Support Program

2014-2015 Third Year Support Statement

As a Purdue Promise Program Participant (regardless of scholarship status), I understand that I should:

  1. Strive for academic excellence. This includes attending all of my classes, studying regularly, and remaining in contact with Purdue Promise staff, academic advisors, TFCS College Mentors, and course instructors.
  2. Utilize Purdue Promise academic support resources (including tutoring and free printing) and/or seek referrals from my Coach to other academic ( and personal support resources.
  3. Seek leadership and professional development opportunities either within Student Success at Purdue or elsewhere within the University. I understand that leadership and personal development can be satisfied by a number of experiences. Such examples include undergraduate research, study abroad, internships, community service, employment, and student organization membership.
  4. Attend periodic open study and social hours hosted by Purdue Promise to meet new people and engage with program staff and student leaders.
  5. Work with the Student Employment Office to secure an on-campus job if I am offered Federal Work Study funds and I am seeking employment.
  6. Update Purdue Promise staff and myPurdue with any changes in my contact information.
  7. Discuss with a Purdue Promise staff member any concerns I may have regarding financial aid, employment, and/or personal life issues that may negatively affect my academic performance. Also address with my Purdue Promise Coach any of the topics noted on the “If you’re thinking about …” handout to be certain my scholarship(s) are not jeopardized.


For specific GPA requirements, please download the appropriate scholarship agreement below based on the scholarship award you receive:

Purdue Promise

Emerging Urban Leaders