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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the program dates?

What do you do in the Boot Camp?

What is the deadline for applications?

When will we be notified about the decision?

How can I pay for ABC?

Are scholarships available?

Does this program offer college credit?

My child is not a minority. Can he/she participate?

What grades are accepted into the Summer Engineering Workshops and Boot Camps?

Do the students stay on campus?

What does the registration fee cover?

My child is flying in, how does he/she get to Purdue?

My child would need to leave the program early. Can he/she still participate?

My child would need to arrive early to campus. How do we make accommodations?

 

What are the program dates?

July 6th – Aug 8th

What do you do in Boot Camp?

ABC (Incoming Freshmen):

  • Students participate in a 5-week simulation of the first semester at Purdue that helps them transition to life as an engineering student
  • Students take non credit bearing courses in math, chemistry, physics, and programming
  • Students learn about engineering by designing and building a go-kart from the ground up
  • Students get introduced to campus, campus life, and campus resources
  • Students participate in professional development activities and network with alums
  • Students are able to form communities with peers before their first day of class

What is the deadline for applications?

March 31st

When will we be notified about the decision?

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Once all elements are in (transcript, recommendation, application) a decision will be made and parents will be notified.

How can I pay for ABC?

Once you have received acceptance into an SEW or Boot Camp, you will be given a link to pay.

Are scholarships available?

Yes. A scholarship application is part of the overall ABC application for the program.

Does this program offer college credit?

No college credit is given for the program

My child is not a minority. Can he/she participate?

Our programs are open to all students but they are designed specifically for minority students.

What grades are accepted into ABC?

ABC is for incoming freshmen accepted to Purdue

Do the students stay on campus?

Yes. Students stay in university dorms with randomly assigned roommates and chaperones from the same gender and eat at campus dining halls.

What does the registration fee cover?

Lodging, meals, and all events that are part of the program. It does not cover travel to and from the university

My child is flying in, how does he/she get to Purdue?

If flying into Indianapolis: Two shuttle services available (Star of America and Lafayette Limo)

If flying into Chicago: Express air coach (expressaircoach.com)

Select PMU as your final destination. Contact our office prior to the workshops and we will arrange a pick up from the PMU at the designated shuttle arrival time.

My child would need to leave the program early. Can he/she still participate?

MITE and ABC requests will be handled on a case by case basis.

My child would need to arrive early to campus. How do we make accommodations?

Yes. Please let us know and we will help you arrange a room on campus. Participants must pay the cost of accommodations due to early arrivals