Find answers to frequently asked questions below.


No. Students will be completing real Purdue courses that are listed on an academic transcript. Students may live on campus, commute to campus or complete online coursework. A list of summer camps can be found at www.purdue.edu/summercamps

Students must be age 16 or older, have completed their sophomore year of high school, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher to be eligible for Summer College for high School. Admittance to the program is competitive.

1-week, 4-week, 5-week, 8-week, and 12-week options are available to fit your summer schedule. View all enrollment options

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

The application, official or unofficial transcript, and $60 application fee must be received for an application to be considered complete, the application deadline is June 1, 2020. The priority deadline is March 1, 2020. Students who apply by March 1st will hear a decision by April 1, 2020. Students who apply after March 1st will receive notice on a rolling basis. The Summer College for High School Students application opens on December 2nd.

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. Room and Board is offered at a rate of $307.63 for one-week experiences (5 days) and around $1,500.00 for a full four-week session. 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 priority students must pay a non-refundable $400 deposit by May 1st to reserve their spot. The remaining balance is due before courses begin. Detailed instructions will be shared with accepted students.

Financial aid is not available for general courses. Thanks to a special donation, need-based scholarships are available for the 1-week, 1-credit Empowering Women in Business experience. 

Admitted students will need to contact the Division of Summer Session at (765) 496-2023 to register for classes.  A staff member will assist you with courses and enter your selected classes on a course request form. All students will be registered at one time.

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. 

Yes, students may live on campus during Summer 2020. Room and Board for one-week experiences (5 days) is $307.63 and the price for a full four-week session is around $1,500. 

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