Steps to Enrollment

STEP 1 – Complete Application

Students have several convenient ways to apply for admission at Purdue University Calumet

Admissions Application Options:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Lawshe Hall, Room 130
Purdue University Calumet
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323
219-989-2213

For assistance with the admissions application process, visit: http://webs.purduecal.edu/admissions/


STEP 2 – Complete the Financial Aid Process

Students who have completed the admissions process will automatically be considered for most institutional scholarships at Purdue University Calumet.  For the best possible consideration of scholarships students must complete their admissions early as funds are limited.

Students are also encouraged to visit our scholarship search website (http://www.calumet.purdue.edu/scholarships) to learn about other scholarships which may require a separate application.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

For federal grants, state grants and loan considerations, complete the FAFSA form.

  • Online FAFSA – www.fafsa.ed.gov
    • Purdue University Calumet’s Federal School Code is 001827

For further information:

Office of Financial Aid and Student Accounts
Lawshe Hall, Room 130
Purdue University Calumet
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323
219-989-2301
http://webs.purduecal.edu/ofasa


STEP 3 – Receive Our Offer of Acceptance

Once you’ve been accepted, the university will send you an acceptance letter explaining the enrollment process.  The acceptance letter will include your academic advisor’s name and phone number (right-hand column).


STEP 4 – Take the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment

ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces) is a web-based, online mathematics assessment required of new freshman and some transfer students.  During your New Student Orientation (NSO) or a follow-up advising session, advisors will use your ALEKS score and intended college major to determine your math placement.

If you are required to take the ALEKS Math Placement Test,  plan to take ALEKS as soon as possible after admission to the university.  This will give you plenty of time for testing and re-testing, if needed. For more information on ALEKS access their website at: http://webs.purduecal.edu/testing-center/placement-testing/aleks/


STEP 5 – Meet with Your Academic Advisor

After making contact with your academic advisor (see step 3 above), you will need to attend New Student Orientation (NSO).

All first time students with no prior college experience must attend a new student orientation session where they will be connected to an academic program and introduced to techniques to help transition them into the first semester of college.

To RSVP for new student orientation, call (219) 989-2358 or visit their Web site at   http://webs.purduecal.edu/newstudent/


STEP 6 – Register for Classes

Depending on your program of study or major, you may register for classes during your academic advising appointment or referred to the Enrollment Services Center in Lawshe Hall, Room 130 to complete your registration.

Once you have registered for classes, you will receive a printed Statement of Classes.  This statement will list the courses you selected and the estimated total amount due.


STEP 7 – Payment Options



Students have several convenient ways to make payment at Purdue University Calumet

  • Online (Accessed through PCStar)
    • Option 1: Pay your tuition and fees in full using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or Webcheck
    • Option 2: Establish a monthly tuition payment plan using FACTS/NBS*
  • By Phone (credit card only) at 219-989-2301
  • In Person  (Lawshe Hall, Room 130)
    • Option 1: Pay your tuition and fees in full using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or Webcheck
    • Option 2: Establish a monthly tuition payment plan using FACTS/NBS*
    • Option 3: Pay your tuition and fees in full with cash or a check

*FACTS/NBS is an interest-free tuition payment plan that provides you with a low cost option for budgeting tuition and other educational expenses.