Parents of Admitted Students

Congratulations on your student’s acceptance to Purdue! The College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) values parents as partners for student success. This is an exciting time as your student begins the next journey of their life as a Purdue Boilermaker.

Your child may be the one heading off to college, but the entire family is experiencing the journey. Your child, who has already accomplished so much, will be challenged with more opportunities for personal growth and intellectual development than ever before. You and your family will be learning how to challenge and support your student through their next individual journey of personal and professional growth. You’ve given them wings, and now it’s time for them to fly! 

Purdue’s College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) is a world-leader in education and research. Within HHS, your student will learn from world-class faculty and gain support from outstanding staff that are committed to student success. The growth of many majors within HHS is outpacing the national average, and Purdue’s Center for Career Opportunities (ranked #3 in the nation by as well as our Career Development Specialist continually develop ways to expand opportunities for HHS students. Purdue’s strength in preparing students for careers is evidenced by being ranked No. 4 in preparing students for the workforce by the Wall Street Journal and No. 8 among U.S. universities in graduates’ long-term payback versus college cost by SmartMoney magazine.

Next Steps

Visit HHS

A visit to campus is the best way to ensure that the College of Health and Human Sciences is the right fit. You and your family can meet with an Academic Advisor or speak with a current student, and your student has the opportunity to attend a class within his or her area of interest.  Schedule a visit online or contact the HHS Office of Student Services at (765) 494-8533 or to schedule a visit.

Accept the Offer of Admission

Encourage your student to accept his or her offer of admission as soon as possible, but not later than May 1.

Apply for HHS Scholarships

Learn about scholarships available to all students in HHS and scholarships for specific majors. Encourage your student to apply for HHS Scholarships by January 1.

Apply for Financial Aid

Complete the FAFSA by March 1; however, we recommend completing your FAFSA by January 1, for prime consideration.

Register for STAR

STAR is Purdue University's mandatory summer orientation program for incoming students. After students pay their deposits, they are sent information on how to register for STAR. See preparing for your STAR visit for more information.

Register for BGR and Learn about Learning Communities

Visit the Orientation and Transitions webpage to learn more about registering for Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) and a learning community.

Register for an Upper-Level Mentor

The HHS Success Mentor/Mentee program is an intentionally designed, formal mentoring program for incoming students that empowers students through peer interaction to engage in meaningful self-discovery and growth while building connections to achieve success in their educational and life pursuits.

See a complete list of next steps from the Office of Admissions.

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