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College of Agriculture Spring Start

As a student admitted for the Spring semester, below are your next steps to accept your offer and enroll at Purdue. Click on each step for more detail.

  Purdue University has extended the admission deposit deadline for first-year undergraduates to give students and families more flexibility as they review their admission and financial aid offers. Please see the updated deadlines and next steps below.

Student Career Account

To activate your student career account, log in to your application portal. There, you will find a button to activate your account. Click the button and follow the prompts to set up your password.

Once you’ve completed the process, you can use your login information to access the myPurdue online portal. This portal is where you will conduct all your business with the university from now on, including accepting your offer and viewing your financial aid notification. So, bookmark it, log in and get familiar with it!

If you encounter problems activating your Purdue career account, self-help and support are available through the Purdue IT Service Desk at 765-494-4000. The service desk is available 24/7.

Purdue Email

While you set up your student career account, you’ll also set up your @purdue.edu email account. We’ll send important information to this address, so get in the habit of checking this inbox regularly.

When you log in to your email for the first time, you'll be prompted to set up Microsoft's Multi-Factor Authentication, a tool Purdue uses to protect users by requiring a second form of authentication and a password when signing into Office 365 applications. Authentication options include text messages, an audio phone call or the Microsoft Authenticator App. When you set up the authentication method, sign up with a device you plan to use on campus. If you need to change your device or want to learn more, see the FAQ's.

Additionally, we strongly discourage you from forwarding your @purdue.edu email to your personal email. Emails from important Purdue offices get caught in your personal email spam filters.

Explore some of our Admitted Student Visit Opportunities designed to give you an idea about what life at Purdue is all about! We have opportunities for campus tours, information sessions, and virutal opportunities for those that can't make it to campus.

Once you are admitted, it’s important that you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial aid by Purdue’s Priority Filing Date of April 15, even though you’ll be starting in January . The FAFSA automatically considers you for all types of need-based financial aid.

  • To apply for scholarships, visit ScholarshipUniverse, located in your application portal. ScholarshipUniverse can be used to find and apply for some college-level and private scholarships.
  • Check out Purdue's Tuition Calculator, designed to help families plan for educational costs. By entering information, users can receive a financial aid package estimate that includes an estimated "net price" figure (estimated costs of attendance minus your anticipated need-based scholarship & grant aid).
  • Please note, in general, international undergraduate students are not eligible for financial aid and scholarships.

Students interested in on-campus housing in University Residences should visit the housing website for information about availability and contracting. Visit the off-campus housing website for information about area rental properties.

Accept your admission offer no later than June 1, 11:59 PM ET. A nonrefundable $500 deposit will be required to accept your offer. The deposit will be applied toward first-semester fees and the housing contract fee (if you contract with University Residences).

You will accept your offer in the New Student Task List in your myPurdue online portal. Once you've accepted your offer, you will continue to use your New Student Task List to view announcements and check off all your next steps to ensure a smooth transition to Purdue.

Purdue's Orientation Programs help introduce and connect all new undergraduate students for their university experience. Students admitted to the spring semester will complete orientation starting in the fall through the following programs.


In mid-May, your College of Agriculture academic advisor will contact you using your Purdue email address to schedule your first virtual meeting. This meeting is a great time to discuss your career goals, tips on preparing for spring start, your potential summer/fall plans and transferable coursework. If you have not received an email from your academic advisor by the end of May, please reach out to purdueag@purdue.edu.

Note: If you plan to take college courses after your high school graduation and prior to starting at Purdue in the spring, you cannot complete more than 11 credit hours. If you complete 12 or more credit hours, you will no longer be eligible for the College of Agriculture Spring Start Program.

Purdue 101

Purdue 101 is step one in transitioning to Purdue. Purdue 101 is our required online orientation program for all incoming students, completed through Brightspace. Purdue 101 guides students through campus resources and provides information on the course planning process to help you make a strong start at Purdue! You can complete the online module at any pace but you must complete it before you can register for classes. This self-guided orientation module is located online in Brightspace, Purdue's learning management system. Students are automatically enrolled in Purdue 101 and will receive an email notification once the Purdue 101 module is ready to complete.

Purdue Welcome

Boiler Cold Rush is Purdue's welcome weekend orientation program for new undergraduate students admitted for the Spring semester. We encourage all incoming spring students to attend. Boiler Cold Rush takes place the weekend before Spring classes begin, and you’ll learn need-to-know information about university resources, campus culture, and Purdue traditions. It’s also a great chance to make lasting friendships and learn how to be a successful Boilermaker.

Fee statements will be sent to your @purdue.edu email address and accessible through myPurdue in July. No paper fee statements will be mailed.

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