Newly Admitted On-Campus Students

Congratulations on being admitted to the Purdue Veterinary Technology 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 directions at  Choose the tab that reflects the term into which you have been admitted.

See the table below for additional on-campus opportunities as a newly admitted student.

Summer Term

  • for graduates of AVMA accredited programs completing a Bachelor degree
  • Accept Admission Offer (myPurdue)
  • On-campus housing -optional
  • File FAFSA
  • Talk with your Academic Advisor

  • 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. Further information is located at

  • Boiler Gold Rush is Purdue's orientation program that occurs the week before classes begin. More detailed information is located at

  • Learning Communities places students together in groups in either housing and/or classes. Freshman Veterinary Technology students are invited to join the “Animalia Learning Community”. Further information is located at

    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 VT 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

The Purdue Academic Calendar is located at:

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The offer of admission can be rescinded if the student fails to maintain an acceptable level of academic performance prior to beginning classes in the Veterinary Technology Program or if the student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

- On-campus Technical Standards

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