Frequently Asked Questions
You will need to complete the Summer College for High School Students (labeled as Summer College for H.S.) application located on this page. Be sure to fill out the entire application!
Within the application, you will be asked to submit your preferences for short-term courses, traditional courses (offered in distance learning and commuter options), or 4-week residential courses. You will also be given the following essay prompt: "How would you benefit from completing summer courses at Purdue University?"
After you submit the application, you must upload an unofficial or official high school transcript. It is encouraged to ask your school guidance counselor or registrar for an unofficial or official transcript that includes all grades since the first semester of 9th grade. A report card will not meet this requirement.
Additionally, after submitting the application, you must also pay the $60 application non-refundable fee.
Yes, students who accept their admission for Summer College for High School Students will be provided with an @purdue.edu email address. Many Purdue offices, such as the Office of the Registrar and the Office of the Bursar, send email notifications exclusively to students' official Purdue email accounts. If the student has not yet set up their @purdue.edu email address, please find the instructions on how to do so on this page under "Getting started with your @purdue.edu email account."
Please do not forward your Purdue email to a non @purdue.edu email address. Doing so may prevent you from receiving important emails, and we may not always receive your replies; therefore, please make sure to log in and check your Purdue email account. Purdue's email service is through Microsoft Outlook.
Students can add a parent/guardian as a proxy to view their billing statement, make a payment on the student's behalf, and more. The student will need to provide proxy access by following the instructions linked here.
Scholarship opportunities are tied to individual short-term programs. Below is a list of programs with scholarship opportunities. Please refer to their course description on the fun-sized courses page for more information about scholarship amounts.
- Building the Next Generation of Engineering Leaders in Construction Engineering
- CyberSafe Heroes
- Code Explorers
- Developing Tomorrow's Infrastructure: An Introduction to Civil Engineering
- Cargill-Purdue Agribusiness Science Academy
- Empowering Women in Business
- Fleischer Scholars
All staff members in the Office of Summer and Winter Sessions, peer mentors, faculty members/instructors, and program leads are mandated to complete the following trainings:
All peer mentors and professional staff members in the Office of Summer and Winter Sessions also receive the following mandated training, at minimum:
- Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention
- Violent Behavior Policy Awareness
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Data Classification and Handling Educational Resources
- Gramm Leach Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999
State and national registry checks are completed for every faculty member, staff member, peer mentor, and any other individual working with minors within Summer College for High School Students.