Find answers to frequently asked questions below.

No.  Students will be completing real Purdue courses alongside current undergraduate students.  Students may commute to campus or complete online coursework.  A list of summer camps can be found at

High school students must be age 16 or older to apply as a non-degree student. Admission is competitive.

4-week, 8-week, and 12-week options are available to fit your summer schedule.  View all enrollment options

Similar to dual-credit offered through a Purdue campus, courses will be listed on an official transcript and maintained as part of a student’s permanent record.

The $60 application fee and all materials listed on the Admissions website must be received by Wednesday, May 9.  The 2018 non-degree application opened on September 1, 2017 - Apply Now!

Students will pay the summer tuition and fees rate for all courses - some courses, such as labs, may charge an additional fee for materials.  There is also a $60 application fee.  Students commuting to campus may also want to add Boiler Express dollars to their student ID in order to utilize the dining courts. 

The $60 application fee must be paid during the application process.  Accepted students will pay for courses following registration.

Financial aid is not available for non-degree students during 2018. 

Registration for admitted non-degree students opens on March 5, 2018 and registration will occur via your myPurdue portal.  Step-by-step directions can be found on the Registrar's website and a video can be found here.  If you have any questions or would like to speak with an academic advisor in a certain major, please email us at

Individual institutions determine if courses transfer.  Purdue courses transfer to many other instituions as direct credit and free elective credit.  Some courses accepted as direct credit will fall into the electives category if not required to obtain your future degree. We recommend keeping your course syllabus to assist with the transfer process. 

Unfortunately, non-degree high school students may not live on campus during 2018.  However, on-campus (commuter) and online options are available to high school students.

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