Science, Technology, Agriculture - Academic Boot Camp (STEM ABC)

We are excited to see you on campus this fall as you start your academic career at Purdue University. The Multicultural Science Programs offer this summer transitional program for incoming students in the College of Science. The STEM Academic Boot Camp will be held from July 7 – August 9, 2019. This is an intensive program that will offer students the opportunity to develop study habits that will lead to success, attend daily classes, explore the campus and meet other incoming students.

To help you get the most out of your first year, you are invited to participate in a special five-week program this summer to make the transition from high school to college as smooth as possible.

You've been told that college will provide different academic challenges than high school did, even for those students who have performed well. The Academic Boot Camp (ABC) has been designed to assist you successfully navigate these differences.

When you attend, you will:

  • Be introduced to college-level coursework and the necessary self-discipline to complete it;
  • Be provided academic tools to succeed in the College of Science, Purdue Polytechnic Institute and College of Agriculture;
  • Become acclimated to campus; and
  • Establish a beneficial network of students and professors.

Why Attend?

There are multiple benefits to your participation in this program including:

  • Experience college life before it counts toward your GPA;
  • Start your freshman year with the confidence that comes from already knowing some of the important material; and
  • Have a chance at earning additional scholarship aid.

During your five-week attendance in the program, you will take classes in the subjects of (but not limited to):

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Group Project
  • Science courses and labs
  • Time Management

In addition, since college isn't all work, you will engage in various recreational opportunities throughout the program.

Camp Dates

July 7 - August 9, 2019


  • Registration is now open.  Please complete the registration form.
  • Registration to the program is limited to the first 20 students.
  • Deadline is June 21, 2019.


Participants may check in on July 7 between 3 and 4 p.m. Please allow ample travel time as the program will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.


Thanks to our department sponsors, there is a minimal cost for the ABC program.

  • Non-refundable deposit of $150.00
  • If you register and pay by June 1, cost is $750.00
  • If you register and pay after June 1, cost is $1000.00
  • Scholarships are available. Students with a strong desire to attend the program, but who lack financial means, should contact Natasha L. Harris, Assistant Director of Science Diversity - MSP at (765) 494-1765 or


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