VSTAR Timeline

This content was last updated on April 26th, 2021

All incoming undergraduate students for the 2021 spring term must complete VSTAR, which opens on May 10, 2021. VSTAR stands for Virtual Student Transition, Advising and Registration. VSTAR will help all incoming students connect with faculty, staff and current students. It also will connect incoming students to campus culture, resources and advising throughout the summer.

"New Student Task List" Launches

January 15, 2021

New Student Task List launches for all January new beginners and transfer students in MyPurdue portal.

VSTAR Begins

May 10, 2021

The first thing you need to know is that VSTAR opens on May 10. This is the date that all incoming students gain access to the VSTAR modules in Brightspace. Brightspace is the online system Purdue uses to deliver course content. There is no need to register for VSTAR. Purdue will enroll you in VSTAR once you have accepted your offer of admission and paid your deposit.

Your progress will be saved as you explore each VSTAR section, so you can review content at your own pace. VSTAR must be completed before you can register for courses.

Connect with your Academic Advisor

After completing VSTAR through June 30, 2021

Once you have read through all the VSTAR sections, you’ll fill out an electronic form. This serves as your certificate of VSTAR completion. By completing this form, you will alert your college that you are ready to meet with an academic advisor.

It’s important to note that the academic advising timeline varies by academic college. Your academic advisor will send you an email to your Purdue account to set up a time for your virtual advising appointment, so please continue to check your email regularly.

Academic Advising Website
VSTAR Ends

June 30, 2021. VSTAR will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday June 30, 2021.

If you are participating in Boiler Gold Rush, it is recommended that you complete VSTAR prior to June 30, 2021. This will help to ensure that you can connect with your academic advisor and register for classes prior to arriving on campus for Boiler Gold Rush or Boiler Gold Rush International.

Fall Classes Begin

August 23, 2021

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