How Do I Keep Purdue Promise?

Click on the tabs below to see information regarding each qualification. If you have more questions, please reach out to one of our staff members.

Maintain your 21st Century Scholarship

Be sure to complete (pass) 30 credit hours per year, so that you can keep your 21st Century Scholarship. Let your coach if you have questions about this!

Take our "Purdue Promise First-Year Experience" course

You will be enrolled in GS 197, the Purdue Promise First-Year Experience, in fall of your first year. This is a required, one credit course that will help you successfully transition from high school to college.

Have a Purdue Promise Coach

When you enroll in our required GS 197 course as first-semester, first-year student, the Purdue Promise instructor for that course becomes your Purdue Promise Coach. This is your designated personal contact for Purdue Promise, and is ideally the first person on campus you would go to for assistance. You will remain with this coach throughout the duration of your Purdue experience unless you and/or your coach leave Purdue. In the event that you find yourself eligible for our academic recovery program (MAPS), you will work with your coach’s supervisor until you regain good academic standing. As a Purdue Promise student, you will be required to meet with your coach 2-4 times per semester, as determined by your coach.

Take our "Purdue Promise Senior Experience" course

You will enroll in GS 405, the Purdue Promise senior experience course, in the fall semester of your fourth year. This is a required, one credit course (offered fall-only) that will help you successfully transition into life after college. Your coach will send you information about registering for this class.

Our "Once Purdue Promise, Always Purdue Promise" Pledge

The “Once Purdue Promise, always Purdue Promise” commitment means all scholars will be offered continued support regardless of maintenance of “on scholarship” status. While we will no longer be able to fund you, we can help in other ways. A promise is a promise, and we are here to see you through!

Scholarship Appeals

Purdue Promise assists students through Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeals (for loss of all financial aid), Merit Appeals (for loss of Purdue Promise and/or Emerging Leader awards), and State appeals (for loss of 21st Century Scholars awards). Students should contact their coach for assistance.

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