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 7-9 credit hours. The cost of tuition and fees is $2,498 for Indiana residents, $7,198.50 for domestic non-residents, and $7,698.50 for students with international residency. 

Students will live in Shreve Hall during summer. Early Start students opting to live on campus during summer must complete two housing contracts - one for the 2021-2022 academic year (Fall/Spring) and one for Summer 2021. Students will move to their fall housing assignments by August 9th to allow time to prepare your summer room for the fall semester. Housing is offered at a discounted rate of $1,250 (13 meals per week plus $125 Dining Dollars) for five weeks. 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.

International students who are, or will be, inside the United States and wish to participate in Early Start at the West Lafayette campus must enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours.  No more than three credits hours delivered in an online or distance format may count toward the minimum enrollment requirement.  Students traveling from outside the United States must be physically present at the West Lafayette campus a minimum of 7 days before orientation so they may complete the mandatory self-quarantine. Due to the timing of visa processing, international students must join Early Start by April 15th. 

Commuter

Students from the West Lafayette area may commute to campus during Early Start. Students will enroll in 7-9 credit hours. 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 is $2,498 for Indiana residents, $7,198.50 for domestic non-residents, and $7,698.50 for students with international residency.  

Online

Students who can't make it to campus for Early Start may complete courses from home. The cost for 1-5 credit hours is $347.50 for Indiana residents, $948.30 for domestic non-residents of Indiana, and $1018.30 for international students. The cost of tuition and fees for 6-9 credit hours is $2,498 for Indiana residents, $7,198.50 for domestic non-residents, and $7,698.50 for students with international residency. Some courses may charge a $45 online proctoring fee.

International students who opt to participate in Early Start from outside the United States, via the fully online format, may not enter the United States more than 30 days before the start of the fall 2021 semester. Due to the timing of visa processing, international students must join Early Start by April 15th. 

*Some majors may require differential fees.

Tentative List of Summer Events

  • July 10 - Summer Concert Series
  • July 11 - Laser Tag
  • July 11 - Movie on Slater Hill (included in orientation schedule for on-campus and commuting students)
  • July 14 - Campus BBQ with President Daniels
  • July 16 - Not Your Grandma's Bingo
  • July 17 - Summer Concert Series
  • July 24 - Summer Concert Series
  • July 28 - Giant Games
  • July 31 - Summer Concert Series
  • August 1 - Cookout hosted by the Purdue Black Alumni Organization
  • August 5 - De-Stress Fest

cultural festival      co-rec

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