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Accept Your Admission Offer

To accept an offer of admission, you must activate your online student career account. After activating your account, you will gain access to your myPurdue online portal, through which you can accept your offer of admission. You may be prompted to set up a Boilerkey (two-factor authentication), but you have 7 months to set this up to login to systems such as myPurdue.  For more information about Boilerkey please see this FAQ page.

To activate your account, you must have your Purdue University ID (PUID) number and your career account setup password, both of which are provided in the admissions offer letter. Your offer letter is viewable via your online application status within 48-72 hours after the admission decision has been made.

If you have activated your career account, you may access your myPurdue online portal to accept your admission offer.

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A nonrefundable $500 deposit will be required at the time you accept your offer. The deposit will be applied toward first-semester fees. The nonrefundable deposit may be paid by e-check or with MasterCard, American Express, Discover or Visa credit cards. Be sure to select the term you were admitted to when paying your deposit. 

The online payment system to accept your offer and pay your deposit is not compatible with the Google Chrome Internet browser. Use a different browser, such as Internet Explorer or Firefox, to do this.

Some students will not be required to pay the $500 deposit but still must accept their offer of admission by the appropriate deadline. The online student system, myPurdue, recognizes students who are exempt from the fee, and will allow them to accept their offer online without the payment.


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Deadlines to Accept Admission Offers


Fall term - Students admitted by April 10 must accept their offer by May 1, 11:59 PM ET. Students admitted after April 10 have three weeks to accept.

  Spring term - Students admitted by December 1 must accept their offer by December 15. Students admitted after December 1 have three weeks (or until the start of the semester) to accept.

Summer Term - Students admitted by May 1 must accept their offer by May 15. Students admitted after May 1 have three weeks (or until the start of the term) to accept their admission offer.

Declining an Admission Offer

If you wish to decline (cancel) your admission offer, you may submit the application cancel form within your Purdue application portal.