You will register for STAR via the myPurdue portal, which is also where you will register for Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) or BGR International orientation.

To register, do the following:

  1. In myPurdue, find the “Select your STAR Session” link. This will take you to the registration website.
  2. You will then see all STAR dates available for your major. Select your preferred date by clicking “Register for this date.”
  3. The STAR day you have selected will appear in your shopping cart. You may either change the STAR date you selected by clicking “Remove from Cart” or confirm by selecting “Checkout.”
  4. After you check out, you will be taken to a confirmation page. Please print this page for your records! You are now registered for STAR, and you'll also receive an email at your email address confirming your registration. 

Attendance policy: 

All new, domestic, first-year and transfer students enrolling in classes for the first time in fall 2017 are required to attend STAR, where they will meet with their advisor and register for courses.

Students who do not attend this program (including international students) will register virtually for their fall courses, as guided by their academic advisor. 

Virtual STAR: 

International undergraduate students admitted for the fall term will be automatically enrolled in the online version, called Virtual STAR. In early May, they will receive an email message with instructions on how to access and complete this course. International students can choose to visit Purdue in the summer and attend STAR in-person with domestic students, although this is completely voluntary. Students who attend STAR in-person will not be required to complete the Virtual STAR course.

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