Purdue Admission Decision : Check Your Application Status

To prepare for your enrollment at Purdue University, please follow these steps:

  1. Activate your Purdue career account and set up your Purdue email account (more information available online).
  2. Accept your offer of admission and complete the Graduate School’s online enrollment form.
  3. Research funding opportunities, such as financial aid, fellowships, or scholarships, if necessary. Visit the Graduate School’s Funding website for more information.
  4. Fulfill the State of Indiana’s immunization requirements.
  5. Check with your program for your expected arrival date and plan your transportation to the West Lafayette area. Visit the relocation and housing website for directions and transportation options.
  6. Find housing and ensure your utilities will be turned on before you move in. A list of utility companies in the area is available in the Welcome Packet.
  7. Obtain a student ID card at the Card Services Office. The second week in August is an optimal time to do this.
  8. If you received a Graduate Staff or Fellowship Appointment, visit the Graduate Payroll Onboarding website to ensure you are set up to receive your funding.
  9. Update your personal information in myPurdue. Visit myPurdue.purdue.edu and go to “Personal Information” under “Quick Links” to update your emergency contacts, mailing address, email, ethnicity/race, and gender identity. More information available in the Welcome Packet.
  10. Sign up for health insurance. University regulations state that International and Graduate Staff students with benefit-eligible assistantships must have health insurance. Benefit-eligible Graduate Staff have the opportunity to sign up for health insurance in the first few weeks after arrival on campus. International students must purchase the University-sponsored plan unless you qualify for a limited waiver. See the Purdue Graduate Student Insurance page for more information.