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Getting Oriented

As a new student, you'll receive an information packet from the Graduate School that explains broad Purdue policies, and you'll be invited to an orientation session in the School of Engineering Education, in addition to general Graduate School orientation sessions (on topics such as TA training, harassment, safety, diversity, academic integrity, and programs for international students) and other events on campus (e.g., student organization callouts).

Advice for students:
  • Create a firm base through coursework related to the Foundation requirements, your engineering education specialization, and research preparation
  • Be strategic about choices you make (your engineering education specialization, advanced research methods)
  • Don't limit your ideas about research scope: consider all life and career stages (Pre-K, K-12, college, professional workforce) and contexts (formal and informal learning environments)

International students: Refer to the International Student and Scholars website for orientation sessions and other important information for new international students. In addition, our current graduate students are a great resource for learning the area and local customs. Some of our graduate students come from India, Iran, Taiwan and Turkey as well as many other countries.

All students: Plan to arrive on campus before the Monday of orientation week. Orientation activities will be scheduled throughout that week. If you have questions regarding your funding or the types of classes that you will be taking, contact the advisor listed on your offer letter. Direct any other questions to the Graduate Coordinator.


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