How Parents Can Help
Know the Purdue Promise Resources
Know the Student’s Scholarship Requirements
Purdue Promise students have different requirements based on their cohort, identified by the year corresponding with the first falls semester they enrolled. (Example: 2014 cohort = students who enrolled in fall 2014) The requirements for each cohort are outlined here.
Know How Students Receive Information
Academic Calendar and Deadlines
Be aware of the academic calendar and important deadlines so that you know what is going on in the student’s life and can help encourage and empower them to be proactive in monitoring deadlines and preparing for what’s ahead.
The Purdue academic calendar can be accessed here, along with links to the course drop/add deadlines. The drop/add deadline document also details the withdrawal/refund schedule.
The homepage for the Division of Financial Aid lists important financial aid dates.
The homepage for the Office of the Bursar lists announcements and important dates.
Course registration timelines are published here under “Registration Information FAQs.”
Key dates for Commencement (graduation) can be found here.
Purdue’s Parent and Family programs also publishes a transition calendar. While it focuses on adjustment issue for first-year students, many upperclass students will experience some of the same difficulties and stressors throughout the year. The calendar provides information on how you can support your student, and questions to ask as you talk with them about challenges.
Know Your Support Resources
Purdue’s Parent and Family Programs office offers resources to support you and help you support your student appropriately during their time at Purdue.
- Straight Talk from Purdue Parents to Purdue Parents
- Recommended Reading
- Programs and Events
- News and Newsletter
- Contact the Director of Parent and Family Programs
Know Campus and Community Resources