STAR: Summer Transition, Advising and Registration

Purdue’s Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR) program is designed to ease a student’s transition to life at the University. Attendance at STAR helps students begin to connect with the University community, meet with those who will aid them in their academic career, and establish relationships that will be important to their success. Students, along with their guests, attend sessions and perform tasks to prepare for their Purdue experience. Students receive academic advising to create their initial academic plan and prioritize course selections. Later in the day, students submit their course requests and preferences, identifying alternatives for individual selections where appropriate. Once STAR concludes in mid-July, Purdue will create course schedules for all STAR and VSTAR participants to meet the greatest possible number of student priorities.

STAR 2018

Purdue’s STAR program runs from June 18 to July 13, 2018. Transfer students may participate in one of two STAR Transfer Days, either June 4 or June 8, or in the above STAR program dates. Students in Purdue’s Summer Start program are encouraged to attend a special STAR session on June 11, 2018. Students sign up for STAR on the myPurdue student portal.  

International Students will be enrolled in an online version called Virtual STAR (or VSTAR). They will receive an email about this program in mid-May.

Domestic students who cannot attend on-campus STAR can request an exception. They simply follow the STAR registration process on the myPurdue portal and choose the exception request option rather than a session date. If an exception is granted, these students will also be enrolled in VSTAR in mid-May.

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