Getting Started at Purdue Global

Access everything you need to get started and thrive at Purdue Global.

Welcome to the Boilermaker Family

Congratulations on your decision to take control of your future and earn your degree online at Purdue Global. For most working adults, returning to school is a major accomplishment in and of itself. To help you succeed as a student, we built this one-stop site, which includes everything the University has to offer. Quickly access resources that will help you prepare for classes, locate support services, and much more.

Explore the site and bookmark it so you can refer back to it as often as you need. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at 866-522-7747 or chat online with an Advisor. 

Be Prepared to Start and Succeed

As a new student, Purdue Global believes you should know exactly what’s expected of you and the range of University resources that are available to support you.

We’ve put together a checklist of things to do to ensure you get off to a good start at Purdue Global. You can find details of each of these steps within this microsite.

Student Seminar

Once enrolled in a class, you can sign up to receive SMS reminders prior to the start of each weekly seminar. To sign up, text SEMINAR to 787383. You will receive a reminder 30 minutes before each class seminar.

Download Your Get-Started Checklist

To be confident that you’re prepared, use our checklist of the tasks you need to complete before you start classes.

Download Your Checklist

See which tasks you need to accomplish by day 1.

  • Register for and complete your Purdue Global orientation:
    • Register for your classes.
    • Order any required books.
    • Make sure your computer is ready and that you have all the required software.
  • Log in to Purdue Global Campus and tour around the virtual campus:
    • Make sure you know how to access your email and your classes.
    • Familiarize yourself with the online classroom.
    • Familiarize yourself with the seminar tool.
  • Use the preview period to access your classes, review the syllabus, map out assignments, and get ready for class 1 week before the start of your classes.
  • Review attendance policies and make time in your schedule to study.

We offer assistance with every facet of your student experience. Take advantage of academic support and tutoring, the Center for Career Advancement, Purdue Global’s virtual library, and more.

Understanding how you’ll finance your education is important. Learn about financial aid, military benefits, and ways to save money on tuition.

Before you start school, you need to know the details of your program. Check to see if you must fulfill any requirements.

Connect With Your Student Community

Why You Should Participate

Taking part in University life provides you with a richer college experience, creates opportunities for you to build lasting relationships, helps you connect with peers and professionals in your field, and gives you access to a wealth of academic and career development opportunities. Discover ways you can participate.

Ways You Can Get Involved

Join one or more student organizations or clubs. Attend webinars and other virtual events that fit your career goals. Take advantage of no-cost advising, tutoring, mentoring, career searches, and much more. As a graduate, you’ll be eligible to join Purdue University’s 600,000+ member alumni network.