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VSTAR 2022 for Parents & Families

VSTAR Parents & Families Resources

VSTAR (Virtual Student Transition, Advising, and Registration) is the online version of Purdue's required orientation program for new incoming and transfer students (STAR).  But VSTAR is not just for students!  During VSTAR, the Exploratory Studies staff offer both parent and student orientations to help them make the most of their experience and their summer preparation for college.

In years past, parents and families would attend an orientation presentation the day they visited campus for STAR.  This year, we have condensed that orientation and broken it into five presentations, each hosted by a different Exploratory Studies staff member. For each presentation, we offer both a video version (.mp4) with captioning and a PowerPoint only version.

Presentation 1: Exploratory Studies Basics

Presentation 2: Exploratory Studies Advising

Presentation 3: EDPS 10500 - Our Academic and Career Planning Course

Presentation 4: Supporting your Exploratory Studies Student

Presentation 5: STAR Preparation

Presentation Websites (PDF): All of the links from the above presentations for easy access.

Supplemental Resources

For more information about VSTAR, please visit the Purdue Parent & Family VSTAR website.