Spring term admission & registration pace is brisk; ‘don’t procrastinate’–PUC officials

For prospective students who want to attend Purdue University Calumet during the upcoming spring 2011 semester, university officials are offering this message: “Don’t procrastinate!”

The number of admission applications submitted and prospective students already admitted to Purdue Calumet for the spring term is running ahead of last year when record spring enrollment of 9,705 students was recorded, according to Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Paul McGuinness.

Additionally, Registrar Anne Agosto-Severa reports that nearly 300 course sections have filled and closed since spring semester registration began in late October.

Spring classes begin Jan. 18 at Purdue Calumet’s Hammond campus and Academic Learning Center in Merrillville. To register for classes, new and transfer students must apply for admission to the university.

Students graduating this fall from Ivy Tech and other community colleges who desire to continue their education at Purdue Calumet next spring can apply now as transfer students. Transfer scholarships are available.

“For new and transfer students who juggle jobs, family and other off-campus responsibilities, our best advice to help them accommodate their busy schedules is to complete admission requirements right away, so they can register for classes without delay,” Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services Carol Cortilet-Albrecht said. “The longer they wait, the greater the chance that the class or classes they want or need will be filled.”

More information about applying for admission can be obtained on line at http://webs.purduecal.edu/admissions/students/ or by phoning Purdue Calumet’s Office of Admissions at 219/989-2213. The toll free number throughout northwest Indiana and the nearby Illinois Chicagoland area is 800/HI-PURDUE, ext. 2213.