Enrollment Options

On-Campus

Students who opt to live on campus during Early Start will have the opportunity to get to know campus before 43,000 students arrive for the fall semester, participate in small classes alongside other Purdue students, and develop lasting friendships. Students will maximize their summer by completing 7 to 8 credit hours in only 5 weeks. Students will complete two 3-credit classes and either HONR 29900: Introduction to Research Planning, taught by the Honors College, or GS 12000: Summer Start Seminar. The cost of tuition and fees for 6-9 credit hours is $2,498 for Indiana residents and $7,198.50 for domestic non-residents. 

Students will live in Earhart Hall during summer. Early Start students opting to live on campus during summer must complete two housing contracts - one for the 2019-2020 academic year (Fall/Spring) and one for Summer 2019. Students will move to their fall housing assignments by August 5th to allow time to prepare your summer room for the fall semester. Housing is offered at a discounted rate of $1,250, which includes 13 meals per week and $125 Dining Dollars. Check out our summer housing website for more information and the link to the summer housing contract.

University Residences can be reached at 765-494-1000 if you have any questions.

Commuter

Students from the West Lafayette area may commute to campus during Early Start. Students will enroll in two 3-credit courses and either HONR 29900: Introduction to Research Planning or GS 12000: Summer Start Seminar. Commuter students will be invited to participate in all activities occurring outside of the residence hall. We also encourage you to consider loading money on your student ID via Boiler Express so you can utilize campus dining facilities. The cost of tuition and fees for 6-9 credit hours is $2,498 for Indiana residents and $7,198.50 for domestic non-residents. 

Online

Students who can't make it to campus for Early Start may enroll in up to five credit hours, including one 3-credit course and HONR 29900: Introduction to Research Planning or GS 12000: Summer Start Seminar. Students may also choose to complete HONR 29900 without any additional credit hours. The cost for 1-5 credit hours is $347.50 for Indiana residents and $948.30 for domestic non-residents of Indiana. Three sample scenarios are listed below.

2 credits: HONR 29900 - $695.70 for Indiana residents and $1,896.60 for non-residents of Indiana.

3 credits: HONR 29900 + GS 12000 - $1,043.55 for Indiana residents and $2,844.90 for non-residents of Indiana.

5 credits: HONR 29900 plus one 3-credit class - $1,739.25 for Indiana residents and $4,741.50 for non-residents of Indiana.

*Some majors may require differential fees.

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