Newly Admitted On-Campus Students

Congratulations on being admitted to the Purdue Veterinary Nursing On-campus program. There are several things you need to know or do as you prepare to start in the program.

First, set up your Purdue career account. Setting up this account will give you access to Purdue email, and myPurdue (the student information portal). myPurdue allows you to add/drop classes, check your schedule, and pay your bill.

Follow the next steps for admitted students 


  • STAR is the acronym for Summer Transition Advising and Registration. This program is mandatory for fall admits and gives you the opportunity to come to campus, meet your advisor, sign up for classes, view your housing and familiarize yourself with campus. 

  • Boiler Gold Rush is Purdue's orientation program that occurs the week before classes begin. 

  • Learning Communities places students together in groups in either housing and/or classes. 

    You are always welcome to contact your academic advisor if you have further questions.
Other important information for newly admitted students:

If you have questions, contact the Veterinary Nursing office at 765-496-6579.

  • Become familiar with your plan of study
  • The Purdue on-campus program has 3 terms for classes:
    • Fall (August to December) – 16 weeks
    • Spring (January to May) – 16 weeks
    • Summer – 6-week clinical rotation and 12-week practicum

Purdue Academic Calendar

Academic Standards & Technical Standards

The offer of admission can be rescinded if the student fails to maintain an acceptable level of academic performance prior to beginning classes in the Veterinary Nursing Program or if the student is unable to meet the safety requirements for the Technical Standards.

- On-campus Technical Standards

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