Frequently Asked Questions
July 6th – Aug 8th
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
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.
Once you have received acceptance into an SEW or Boot Camp, you will be given a link to pay.
Yes. A scholarship application is part of the overall ABC application for the program.
No college credit is given for the program
Our programs are open to all students but they are designed specifically for minority students.
ABC is for incoming freshmen accepted to Purdue
Yes. Students stay in university dorms with randomly assigned roommates and chaperones from the same gender and eat at campus dining halls.
Lodging, meals, and all events that are part of the program. It does not cover travel to and from the university
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.
MITE and ABC requests will be handled on a case by case basis.
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