P.A.R.T. Training PART Purdue Alumni Recruiting for TomorrowPresentation Transcript
PART Purdue Alumni Recruiting for Tomorrow Volunteer Training
Welcome to the P urdue A lumni R ecruiting for T omorrow (PART) program. This presentation will help you become familiar with current information used during student recruitment events. Each year this will be updated to reflect the many changes that occur in academic programs, tuition costs, and admissions processes. Welcome! Introduction
Should you have questions or concerns throughout your training, please contact the Admissions Office at: (765) 494-1776 Our Questions for you… During this presentation we’ll ask you questions to test your knowledge of Purdue admissions. The quiz is for FUN and your own personal use. No answers are submitted to us. Questions? Introduction
As students explore Purdue University, they often have questions on the following topics:
The following segments will address each of these and provide additional resources for you to use.
Purdue University offers more than 200 majors within undergraduate colleges/schools:
Consumer and Family Sciences
Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences
Undergraduate Programs Academic Programs
The Undergraduate Studies Program (USP) is for students who want to assess their interests and abilities and explore Purdue programs before selecting a major. Advisors ensure that students take appropriate coursework as they explore and decide on a field of study. A student can remain in USP for a maximum of two academic years. The program primarily attracts beginning students, but transfer students with no more than 35 credit hours may also apply. Undergraduate Studies Program Academic Programs
Give yourself 2 points for each correct answer and keep track of your points to see where you “rank” at the end of the presentation.
By applying to USP, a student will:
Graduate later than everyone else
Discover what they are truly interested in majoring in at Purdue
Be regarded as a student who isn’t very serious about their academics
None of the above
Which answer is correct?
Quiz Question #1 Academic Programs
University Honors Program is a campus-wide honors opportunity at Purdue. Participation is limited, and exceptional first-year students who are admitted for fall semester are invited to apply
Each academic college/school also administers its own honors programs
Minimum requirements for admission to an honors program vary by college or school
See additional honors information at www.purdue.edu/futureboilermaker
Honors Programs Academic Programs
Purdue offers the following pre-professional programs:
In these programs, students choose a related major and work with an academic advisor to help prepare them for professional school.
Pre-Professional Programs Academic Programs
Discover the World Through Purdue
Purdue offers a comprehensive study abroad program with more than 200 programs in over 45 countries
Academic credit transfers back to Purdue, with grades
Financial aid applies; scholarships are available
For more information visit,
Study Abroad Academic Programs
Select the false statement.
Purdue offers a campus-wide honors program, and each school and college has its own honors program
Students are not allowed to study outside the U.S. while enrolled at Purdue
Purdue offers pre-professional programs of study
Which answer is false?
Quiz Question #2 Academic Programs
Students can apply one of two ways:
Paper application – from the mail, from their high school, or download and print a PDF file
Apply online at www.purdue.edu/futureboilermaker
A complete application includes:
First and alternate choice of majors
Senior year courses listed
Official high school transcript
SAT and/or ACT scores (including writing section of test)
$30 application fee
The Application Process Admissions
In spring 2005, the SAT and ACT tests changed significantly. Students often ask how Purdue accepts these standardized tests for admission consideration
The new SAT has an added writing section worth 800 points in addition to the verbal (officially renamed critical reading) and math sections, thereby increasing the new SAT total possible score from 1600 for the old test to 2400 for the new
The new ACT also has a writing component, but the highest possible composite remains 36
Purdue University accepts either the SAT or ACT, and we require that the applicant’s test score include the writing component
View www.collegeboard.org and www.act.org for more information
The New SAT and ACT Admissions
Purdue begins admitting students in September
We admit to most programs on a rolling admissions basis
No Early Decision or Early Action programs
November 15 - General Flight, Veterinary Technology
December 1 – Schools of Nursing, Health Science, and Pharmacy
Application Deadlines Admissions
What type of admissions does Purdue have? A. Early Decision B. Early Action C. Rolling D. None of the above Which answer is correct? Quiz Question #3 Admissions
Admission requirements are established by each academic school/college and fall into two categories:
Subject Matter Expectations
Academic & Personal Attributes
Evaluating an Academic Record Admissions
When a student applies, Purdue expects them to have taken as many courses in these areas as possible:
The High School subject matter expectations differ with each academic school and college; a table can be found in the Purdue overview brochure detailing specific expectations.
Subject Matter Expectations Admissions
Which statement is true ?
Students applying to Purdue only have to worry about their SAT and/or ACT score
A student needs to meet subject matter expectations in only Math and Science
In evaluating applications, Purdue considers Subject Matter Expectations and Academic & Personal Attributes
None of the above
Which answer is correct?
Quiz Question #4 Admissions
Applications for admission are reviewed on an individual basis, allowing Purdue to take a holistic approach in the evaluation process:
Number of subject matter units (English, Math, Lab Science, Language, and Social Science)
Grades in academic coursework
Courses and grades related to major
Strength of high school college-prep program
Class rank, overall GPA and core GPA
SAT and/or ACT scores
Trend in achievement
Ability to be successful in selected major
Overall attributes of the applicant
Time of year and space availability in major
Academic & Personal Attributes Admissions
Which statement is false ?
Class rank doesn’t matter for admission to Purdue
Purdue places emphasis on high school academic performance
Senior year coursework has a bearing on admission to Purdue
What is the false statement?
Quiz Question #5 Admissions
Students interested in Purdue will ask about minimum admission requirements. While Purdue does not have any minimums, you can share the following averages:
SAT (excluding writing component)
Middle 50% Range: 1020-1250
Middle 50% Range: 23-28
61% of all students were in the top 25% of their high school class
Fall 2006 Freshman Profile Admissions
Which statement is true ?
Purdue requires a student to meet a minimum test score to apply
The average SAT in 2006 was 1030
There are no minimums required at Purdue; anyone is welcome to apply
Which answer is correct?
Quiz Question #6 Admissions
In Fall 2006 there were 39, 228 students enrolled at West Lafayette
31,290 undergraduate students from all 50 states and nearly 126 countries
57% male, 43% female
33% of the undergraduates at West Lafayette are from outside Indiana
Who Are Purdue Students? Admissions
Financial Aid & Costs
Students apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is the only form required and is available on January 1 each year.
The Preliminary Financial Aid Application is included with the Purdue application and can provide an estimate of a student’s financial aid package at Purdue; it is a planning tool.
Students should apply for financial aid by March 1. Official award letters from Purdue are mailed by early April.
A Few Pointers Financial Aid
Purdue offers both need-based and merit-based aid to students
This aid comes in the form of:
Over 75% of Purdue students receive financial aid from the university
Purdue administers $381 million annually in student aid
Students also are encouraged to seek out scholarships from local and private sources
www.fastweb.com and www.collegeboard.org are recommended Web sites to identify potential scholarships
Sources of Financial Aid Financial Aid
Which statement is true ?
The FAFSA is one of two forms required when applying for financial aid
The FAFSA should be completed by November 15
The FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid
All aid comes from the federal government
Which answer is true?
Quiz Question #7 Financial Aid
Resident Non-resident University Fees and Tuition $ 7,506 $ 22,526 Estimated 2007-08 Fees and Tuition Costs
What is the total estimated cost for a non-resident to attend Purdue University for one year (including housing , books and miscellaneous expenses)?
Which is the correct amount?
Quiz Question #8 Costs
More than 750 registered student organizations
Purdue Musical Organizations, which includes university choir, glee clubs, choral groups, and performing ensembles
Big Ten Conference, Division I Sports
Club and intramural sports – almost any sport you can imagine is offered at Purdue
Recreational Sports Center – first of its kind in the nation and today one of the largest student athletic facilities
Student Activities Campus Life
At Purdue you don’t need a car to enjoy the shopping, entertainment, and dining opportunities in the campus neighborhoods of West Lafayette Within walking distance are: Chauncey Village with bookstores, local and national restaurants and stores encompassing the blocks next to campus while… The Levee and Wabash Landing include Borders, Starbucks, hotels, restaurants, clubs, and a nine-screen movie theater Atmosphere: West Lafayette Campus Life
Which of the following statements is false ?
Purdue has more than 750 student organizations
The Recreational Sports Center was one of the first student rec centers in the nation
There are no stores or restaurants within walking distance of Purdue’s campus
Purdue is a member of the Big Ten
Quiz Question #9 Campus Life
This is a sampling of the additional support services available for students:
Counseling and Psychological Services
Center for Career Opportunities
Purdue University Student Health Center
Adaptive Programs/Disability Services
Black Cultural Center
Latino Cultural Center
Purdue Support Services Campus Life
Select the true statement:
If a student is undecided Purdue doesn’t have any options for them
A student cannot apply online, only with a paper application
The average SAT score in Fall 2006 was an 1142
Purdue has no support services for students
Answer this question and then rank your score…
Quiz Question #10 Purdue Recap
Let’s see how you did on your Purdue quiz:
The next slide will reveal your performance ranking…
Quiz Answer Key Purdue Recap
How well did you do on our quiz? Use the following scale to rate yourself: 16-20 Points: WOW! You get a gold star. But remember, there’s always more to learn about Purdue! 10-15 Points: Pretty good, but you might want to review a few points. 6-10 Points: You could use a refresher. 0-5 Points: Are you sure you attended Purdue? Maybe it was Indiana… Quiz Ranking Purdue Recap
As a member institution of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), the Office of Admissions at Purdue University is committed to the Principles of Good Practice for this professional organization: “ High schools, colleges, universities, and other institutions and organizations, and individuals dedicated to the promotion of formal education believe in the dignity, the worth, and the potentialities of every human being. They cooperate in the development of programs and services in post-secondary counseling, admissions, and financial aid to eliminate bias related to race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, national origin, and disabling condition. Believing that institutions of learning are only as strong ultimately as their human resources, they look upon counseling individual students about their educational plans as a fundamental aspect of their responsibilities.” Ethical Standards Important Reminder
In accordance with NACAC principles, college representatives will:
State clearly the admissions standards of their institution
State clearly all priority dates for application
Furnish data describing the currently enrolled freshmen class
Not use disparaging comparisons of secondary or post-secondary schools
Conduct conversations with students and parents in a professional manner, remaining behind or on the sides of table, NOT in the aisles in front of the tables
Display the informational materials provided by the institution (the display should be in good taste – trinkets such as keychains are prohibited)
Refrain from recruiting students who are enrolled, registered, have declared their intent or submitted a contractual deposit with other institutions
Ethical Standards Important Reminder Note: Occasionally PART members have not been invited to return to cover fairs because they have violated NACAC guidelines
Purdue University, as a member of the Big Ten Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, is responsible for ensuring that its student-athletes, faculty and staff, alumni, and friends abide by conference and NCAA regulations.
As a PART member, you meet the NCAA’s definition of a “representative of the University’s athletic interests,” and therefore:
You may not be involved in any recruitment of prospective student-athletes
You may have contact with prospective student-athletes provided that contact is part of regular alumni volunteer duty
You may not form special friendships with, or take a particular interest in a prospective student-athlete because your actions, while merely friendly, could result in the student being ruled ineligible for athletic participation at Purdue and sanctions against Purdue athletic teams
Who is a prospective student-athlete? A person who has started classes for the ninth grade, regardless of his or her ability.
BOTTOM LINE: Do not treat a prospective student-athlete differently than any other prospective student.
NCAA Regulations Important Reminder
For more information on the PART program please contact the Admissions Office at (765) 494-1776 or your local PART Team Leader
A full description of the program and volunteer activities is available at:
Information on student financial aid is available at:
The online Purdue application can be found at:
For More Information… Final Items
Thank you for becoming a PART of the Purdue recruiting team! We appreciate the time and energy that you give to the program and our prospective and current students. Your experience as a Boilermaker, along with all of the information provided here and on the PART Web site, are your best guides to help you bring the best and brightest to Purdue. Thank You for all you do! Thanks