Summer Start Dates and Deadlines

We want to help you keep track of important dates and deadlines for the Purdue Summer Start session. Here are some key dates you need to know.


Submit FAFSA ASAP! (More explanation can be found on our Costs and Aid page)

Accept your offer by: May 1, 2018

Pay your deposit by: May 1, 2018

Sign and complete the Summer Start housing contract by: May 5, 2018

Move In: July 6, 2018. Students and staff will be available from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Friday, July 6 to assist with move in. We want to make it convenient for you and your family’s timing. You will be getting more information about move-in specifics through email and in the mail during early summer, but please note that you will have a mandatory orientation from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM on Friday, July 6. Students will also be required to participate in orientation-related activities from 3:30-5:00.  Other than orientation, you can check-in and move into your residence hall anytime on Friday.

Attend Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR) on Monday, June 11th. Summer Start students participate in an early STAR date to allow ample time to purchase textbooks and prepare for the upcoming module. 

Pay Your Tuition by: July 8, 2018

Summer Start Courses Begin: July 9, 2018

Summer Start Courses End: August 10, 2018

Attend Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) or orientation welcome week: This is the week after Summer Start ends and before fall classes begin. You will need to register yourself for this program and your housing is covered in the interim week between the end of Summer Start and the beginning of fall classes if you are registered for BGR.

Fall Courses Begin: August 20, 2018

Drop Deadlines

Note: If you are required to attend Summer Start as a condition of your admissions offer from Purdue then you will NOT be admitted into any other subsequent term at Purdue unless you complete Summer Start during the following year.

Full Refund: Prior to July 9, 2018

80% Refund: July 9-12, 2018

60% Refund: July 13-16, 2018

Last day to receive a Withdraw "W" on Your Transcript: July 16, 2018

40% Refund and a Withdraw "W" or Withdraw/Fail "WF" on Your Transcript: July 17-19, 2018

No Refund and a Withdraw "W" or Withdraw/Fail "WF" on Your Transcript: July 19-August 10, 2018

Attendance Policy

You are allowed two days of unexcused absences during the 25 days of class. If you have more than two unexcused absences, you will meet with a disciplinary committee and your admission offer will most likely be rescinded - meaning you will not be allowed to attend Purdue during Fall 2018.  You may be up for reconsideration the following summer. Absences relating to illnesses, funerals, emergencies, and 4-H participation (with appropriate documentation) will be excused; however, students must work with individual faculty members to understand course attendance policies. 

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