2014 Checklist for Admission, Registration, Financial Aid and Student Accounts

To register for classes at Purdue University Calumet, you should complete the following steps. New students begin at Step 1. All other students begin at Step 2.

STEP 1   Complete Application

Undergraduate Admissions: Admission is required before registering for Purdue University Calumet credit courses. Visit Lawshe Hall, Room 130 or call (219) 989-2213 for more information.

Application Deadlines for Spring 2014

  •   4 p.m. on December 23, 2013 degree seeking students and  
  •  January 10, 2014 for non-degree seeking students.

 **Degree Seeking: If you intend to take courses toward an associate or baccalaureate degree, you will be applying for degree seeking admission.

  • Purdue Transfer: If you’re coming to Purdue University Calumet from another Purdue campus, you’ll need to com­plete an inter-campus transfer application.
  • Re-Entry: If you have attended Purdue University Calumet before and it has been two years or longer, you must update your admission. Contact the Office of Admissions, Lawshe Hall, Room 130.
  • Re-admit: If you were academically dropped from Purdue University Calumet; see the Dean of Students Office.

**Non-degree Seeking: individuals who are taking undergraduate credit courses, but not attempting to complete a major.

Undergraduate Admissions: Admission is required before registering for Purdue University Calumet credit courses. Visit Lawshe Hall, Room 130 or call (219) 989-2213 for more information.

 Application Deadlines for Summer and Fall 2014 – Degree-Seeking:

  • Summer Term: May 28, 2014
  • Fall Term: August 8, 2014   

Application Deadlines for Summer and Fall 2014 – Non Degree-Seeking:

  • Summer Term: June 13, 2014
  • Fall Term: August 29, 2014     

**Degree Seeking: If you intend to take courses toward a baccalaureate degree, you will be applying for degree seeking admission.

  • Purdue Transfer: If you’re coming to Purdue University Calumet from another Purdue campus, you’ll need to com­plete an application as an inter-campus transfer.
  • Re-Entry: If you have attended Purdue University Calumet before and it has been two years or longer, you must re-apply.

**Non-degree Seeking: If you are not pursuing a degree, but have taken undergraduate credit courses within the past year, you must update your admission. If you have taken undergraduate credit course(s) more than a year ago, you must complete a new application. Contact the Office of Admissions, Lawshe Hall, Room 130. If an individual attended in a degree seeking status previously and did not earn a degree they must return as degree seeking.

 Graduate Admissions

 If you have a four year degree from an accredited college or university, you need to be admitted to the Purdue University Calumet Graduate School. You can choose various entry paths into course- work. Visit Lawshe Hall, Room 356, or call (219) 989- 2257 for more information.
    * Non-degree seeking students please note that if you just want to take a class or classes and are not sure if you want a graduate degree at the current time, then begin as a non-degree seeking student. You can take up to 12 credit hours as a non-degree graduate student before applying to be degree seeking.
    * Degree-seeking students please note that if you intend to take graduate courses toward a graduate degree, plan on applying for regular graduate admission. Call or visit our Graduate Admission Office to learn how to get started. Allow 2-3 months for this process. Please note the date this action is completed.
                            Date Completed: _____ / _____ / _____

Steps 2 – 7 are for new and continuing undergraduate students

STEP 2   Utilize Financial Aid Online Resources of the  Website and PCSTAR

Visit the Office of Financial Aid and Student Accounts Web site at the following url link of  ofasa  for infor­mation on financial assistance, including types of aid, eligibility criteria, deadlines, and the application process.

If you have not already completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  do so as soon as possible. Submit a FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Obtain a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov to sign your FAFSA electronically.

An Important Note follows:

Remember, on a daily basis to do the following:

  • Check your personal email (as provided on the FAFSA) and your PUC email for messages from our office.
  • Check your financial aid information on PCSTAR.  To access PCSTAR, go to the following url of  Purdue Calumet and click on the PCSTAR icon on the Start Here menu.

For further information, please be aware of the following notations:

  • Access our Web site at the following url of  ofasa
  • E-mail us at the following url of  finaid2@purduecal.edu  
  • Visit the Office of Financial Aid and Student Accounts in the Enrollment Services Center, in Lawshe Hall, Room 130.
  • Call us at 219/989-2301.

STEP 3  Receive Your Acceptance Letter

Once you’ve been accepted, the university will send you an acceptance letter explaining the enrollment process.

STEP  4  Meet with Your Academic Advisor

Degree-Seeking Students:

All  degree-seeking students are required to attend a New Student Orientation session, where they will  1) connect with their academic program, and 2) help prepare for the educational, social and cultural opportunities available at Purdue Calumet. If instructed to do so, (in your Acceptance Letter) you must take a mandatory math placement test in order to par­ticipate in New Student Orientation. For information on taking the math placement test, call the Testing Center at (219) 989-2504 or visit their Web site at Skills.

To R.S.V.P. for New Student Orientation, call (219) 989-2358 or visit their Web site at  New Student .

NOTE: Once you are registered, proceed to Step 7 — Fee Payment.

Non-Degree Seeking Students:

 Can meet directly with their academic advisor without having to attend New Student Orientation. Contact your academic advisor about scheduling an appointment. Your advisor will assist with the selection of course(s).  They may register you at their desktop. NOTE: The registration by classification dates are on p. 2 under “Registration by Classification.”

STEP 5  Register for Classes

If your academic advisor registered you during your appointment, you may skip to Step # 7. If your academic advisor supplied you with a signed Course Request Card that they were unable to process during your appointment, you should bring the card to the Enrollment Services Center (Lawshe Hall, Room 130) for processing. If eligible, you may process your registration on the Web, for instructions, please click on the following link of  Web Registration 

Please note the Date  this step is Completed: _____ / _____ / ____

STEP 6  Receive Statement of Classes

If you have not already received your Statement of Classes, you may print one from PC STAR. This statement will list the courses you selected and the estimated total amount due.

Payment Information Sheets are available in the Enrollment Services Center.    Please note the following Warning: If a student does not meet the payment deadline for Priority Registration, cancellation by the Office of Student Accounts may occur.

STEP 7  Fee Payment Options

If you pay Online (Access PCSTAR via the icon on the Start Here menu on PUC’s homepage, at the following url link of Purdue Calumet, or through the myPUC portal, which can also be accessed at the same location.)

Option 1: Pay your tuition and fees in full using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or Webcheck

Option 2: Establish a monthly tuition payment plan using NBS/FACTS*

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

If you pay In Person (at the Student Accounts Teller window in Lawshe Hall, Room 130).

Option 1: Cash, Check

Option 2: Visa, MasterCard, Discover or Debit Card

Purdue University Calumet does not cancel registra­tion processed when registration re-opens and/or when Registration Accepted/Late fees assessed for which payment arrangements have not been made.

Use PCSTAR to check the status of your financial aid, to enroll in a NBS/FACTS payment plan and/or to pay your bill online. Access PCSTAR (Purdue Calumet Student Access to Records) via the icon on the Start Here menu on PUC’s homepage, at the following url link of Purdue Calumet, or through the myPUC portal, which can also be accessed at the same location.

Financial Aid Students

Course registrations will automatically be held for those students whose authorized financial aid (aid ready to be disbursed onto a student’s account) as shown on their E-Bill covers their entire balance for tuition and fees.  Students choosing not to attend must contact the Registrar’s office prior to the end of the course 100% refund period to officially withdraw from their classes.

Course registrations will NOT be held for those students whose authorized financial aid as shown on their E-Bill DOES NOT cover their entire bill for tuition and fees.  They MUST make payment in full or establish a payment plan with NBS/FACTS Tuition Management for the balance owed.

Visit our Web site at ofasa to learn about the financial aid refund process.

Electronic Communications

Note: When the University has official information to communicate to you we will do so by emailing your Purdue Calumet-issued email account.  Students are expected to read, and shall be presumed to have received and read, all official Purdue Calumet messages sent to their PUC e-mail accounts.  It is your responsibility to be aware of and respond when necessary to any official university messages.   Students are encouraged to access PC STAR at Purdue Calumet or through MyPUC on a daily basis, and watch for e-mails sent to their Purdue Calumet e-mail and their personal e-mail (as provided on their FAFSA) accounts for updates and important messages.