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Recently Admitted VTDL Students

Congratulations on being admitted to the Purdue Veterinary Technology Distance Learning program. There are several things you need to know or do as you prepare to start in the program. Click here for a printable version of instructions that you can use as a checklist.

  1. Set up your Purdue career account. Setting up this account will give you access to Purdue email and myPurdue (the student information portal). 
    To begin the process go to: http://admissions.purdue.edu/youreaboilermaker/

    Chose the tab that says “Special Populations”. Scroll down the page until you reach the heading “Veterinary Technology Distance Learning Students” . Follow the directions.

    The Purdue VTDL requires you to use your Purdue email account. Do not forward your email to another account.

    If you experience problems with your career account set-up, please contact the Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) support desk at 765-494-4000. You will need to know your PUID when you talk to ITaP.

  2. You should have received a letter from the VTDL assigning your academic advisor. If you have not received this letter, please contact the VTDL office (765-496-6579) or vettech@purdue.edu

  3. As a new student, you are eligible to take the following courses:
    VM 10500 – Introduction to Veterinary Technology (1 credit hour)
    BMS 11500 – Anatomy for VT I (1.5 credit hours) - Not available summer term
    BMS 13500 – Physiology for VT I (1 credit hour) - Not available summer term
    ANSC 10100 – Animal Agriculture (Introduction to Animal Science) (3 credit hours) - Not available summer term

    New distance learning students often over-estimate the course load they will be able to complete in a semester. 

    Generally, every 1 credit hour of class requires 3 hours of study per week. Distance learning students average about 3.5 credits per semester which is equal to 11-12 hours of study per week.  Successful students are those that take the curriculum at a slow and steady pace.

    The best way to start the program is with 1-2 classes. VM 10500 is a good choice for the first class,and if you wish to take a second class, then BMS 11500 is a good addition.

    Contact your advisor about your next step. To look up your advisor, login to myPurdue (using the link to the right). Once logged in, click on the "Academic" tab and look in the "Academic Profile" box. Your advisor is listed there. If you do not have an advisor listed, please contact the VTDL at 765-496-6579.
  4. For students who anticipate utilizing financial aid, please visit the following websites:

    General Financial Aid Information and Important Dates
    Detailed Finanical Aid Information for VTDL Students