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You've Applied. What's Next?

Taking that next Giant Leap can be daunting. Now that you have applied for a degree-seeking program, you likely have many questions. Take a moment to think about where you want to be and what tools you need to get there. Then, let us guide you on your next steps here at Purdue University.

Your next chapter. Your new path.
Your countdown, launch and liftoff begins 
with the next steps below.

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Letter of Acceptance

Once a decision has been made, you’ll receive an electronic letter from the Purdue Graduate School. The letter will guide you on how to accept your enrollment.  

Emails from Your Support Team

Once you are admitted and accept your enrollment, you will begin to receive email communications regarding next steps for your program. These will be sent to your personal email until your first semester begins. Check it daily! These messages will include orientation announcements and instructions, financial aid information, and information on "to do" items such as setting up your career account, BoilerKey and Purdue email access, as well as important academic contact information.

Welcome Aboard Message

This is where the fun begins. We'll provide the introductions – to your courses, your instructors and your program as a whole, as well as the resources available to you as you begin your learning journey with Purdue University. From here you will be able to access the full spread of resources and tools available to you as a student at Purdue


After you receive your Welcome Aboard message, you will be added to your onboarding courses. These tools, located in our Brightspace platform, will be your in-depth introduction to Purdue University’s online programs and the resources, tools, courses and support that will assist you on your educational journey.  

Begin Your Courses

After onboarding, you will be prepared to begin your courses. Keep an eye out for emails from your advisors and coaches. The first week of classes will be full of new information, new people and new opportunities. See your Academic Calendars for important dates and deadlines. 



Once you explore our catalog, simply add your intended course(s) or programs to your shopping cart and check out. Payment must be received before your courses begin. You’ll receive confirmation of payment and enrollment in your email once complete. 

Contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

Letter of Admission

Once you have applied and your application reviewed, you will receive an email from the Office of Admissions, and your next steps, to-do items, and final admissions requirements will be found there.

In the Meantime...

Take a look at the resources available to you as a Purdue University student – we've selected those that may be of most help to you as a new Boilermaker. 

Academic Resources and Calendars

Academic Calendar University Registrar Office of the Bursar


Technology and Learning Management

ITAP BrightSpace Online Learning Quickstart

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