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Activate your Purdue Career Account

What is my Purdue career account?

Your career account will give you electronic access to your @purdue.edu email account and other electronic services. This account is created when you are admitted to Purdue and is yours to use for as long as you are affiliated with Purdue. You can store files in your career account and access them anytime, anywhere on campus. Your career account alias comprises the part of your email address before the @purdue.edu.

Activation

To activate your career account you need your Purdue University Identification Number (PUID), which was provided in your online admission decision letter.  You will also need a career account set-up password. The career account set-up password will be emailed to you from the Graduate School’s Admissions office within five days after you view your online admission decision letter.

Your career account will give you electronic access to your @purdue.edu email account and other electronic services. This account is created when you are admitted to Purdue and is yours to use for as long as you are affiliated with Purdue. You can store files in your career account and access them anytime, anywhere on campus. Your career account alias is the part of your email address before the @purdue.edu.

To Activate Your Career Account

  • You need your Purdue University Identification Number (PUID), which was provided in your online admission decision letter.
  • You will also need a career account set-up password. The career account set-up password was sent to you by email from the Graduate School’s Admissions office after you reviewed your online admission decision letter.
  • If you have not yet reviewed your online admission decision letter from the Graduate School, please do so to receive your initial career account set-up password.

What is a BoilerKey?

The Purdue BoilerKey is a form of two-factor authentication, a system that requires two forms of verification of identity before a person can access protected computer resources. At Purdue, these two forms of verification are something you know (career account username and either a password or PIN) and something you have (a physical token or the Duo Mobile application on your smartphone). These two items are used in place of your password alone to gain access to computer applications and systems. The BoilerKey comes in two forms. One is the Duo Mobile application for your smartphone that either displays a push notification used when you enter your PIN or a randomized six-digit code. The other is a small electronic device, known as a hard token, which displays a series of six digits when activated. For more information, visit the Boilerkey FAQ.

What is myPurdue?

https://wl.mypurdue.purdue.edu/ is the portal system where you can access your academic and financial account information. The software package is called Banner, so you may hear faculty and staff members refer to it by that name as well. You will need your career account login and BoilerKey to log in to myPurdue.

Some of the benefits of myPurdue include:

  • Online course registration in real time
  • Online credit card payment for tuition
  • Access to your financial aid information
  • Access to review and update your personal information such as emergency contacts, mailing address, email, ethnicity/race, and gender identity.

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