STAR - Student Transitioning, Advising, and Registration

All new students, including beginning freshman and transfer students, MUST attend a STAR session.

During the session you will:

  • Learn valuable information about Purdue Polytechnic Columbus
  • Create your university account and learn to navigate useful website and university systems
  • View Financial Aid and Bursar accounts
  • Register for classes
  • Get your photo ID cards
  • Take English and Math placement exams


Students admitted for the Fall semester can begin scheduling STAR appointments on May 1. Instructions for scheduling will be included in your welcome packet.

Students admitted for Spring or Summer semesters can begin scheduling STAR appointments on March 1. 

Our recommendation is that you attend a STAR appointment as early as possible to avoid scheduling problems. 

Questions? Call 812-348-2027 or 812-348-2025 for more information.