College of Science STAR Tasks

Pre-STAR image 2

The following tasks must be completed 7 days before your STAR date

STEP 1:  Determine your math placement

Your math placement is a critical factor in determining placement in your science courses. For this reason, you will work with your academic advisor to determine the best first calculus course for you during your STAR registration appointment. The first math course in College of Science programs is Calculus I. Both MATH 16100/16500 and MATH 16010 (Biology majors only) contain two prerequisites; a minimum SAT/ACT MATH or ALEKS score. Meeting either prerequisite will allow you to register for Calculus I. If you are bringing AP Calculus or equivilent Calculus transfer credit this will be considered in determining your first math placement. For more information click on the following link. Math Placement Information

STEP 2: Complete your Student Information Form (SIF)

The SIF is accessed from your MyPurdue page. Completion of this task is REQUIRED of all College of Science students. The SIF is your opportunity to introduce yourself to your advisor, which helps them to better prepare for your first advising appointment. Instructions: Complete each page before moving to the next page in the survey. Do not page through the survey as there will not be the opportunity to go back to the beginning. If an error occurs, please contact for assistance in re-setting your survey.

STEP 3: Enter your Emergency Contact & Financial Obligation Information 

You must complete your Emergency Contact and Financial Obligation tasks prior to registration. Students who do not complete these tasks will have holds placed on their registrations until it is done. Special Note: Both the Emergency Contact and Financial Obligation will have to be updated again once the fall semester begins.

STEP 4: Complete your STRENGTHS Assessment

The STRENGTHS assesment will be presented during your STAR date at the College Welcome. All incoming College of Science freshman are REQUIRED to complete the assessment. The assessment will be available  in late July.

STEP 5: Mark you calendar to attend the College of Science New Student Orientation

College of Science students are required to attend this New Student Orientation on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 2-4 PM on the front field by the HAAS building.  Learn your college/Meet your peers/Come,Have fun

Question about your pre-tasks? Contact for assistance.

Useful University Resources

Foreign Language and Culture Requirement Notice: College of Science students are strongly encouraged to take the Foreign Language Placement assessment during STAR. Placement results, which place students in 10200, 20100 and 20200-level language courses, will be used to determine how a student may meet the Foreign Language and Culture requirement. 

International Students:  You will complete the VSTAR program. Please review all information contained in VSTAR. Failure to do so will delay our response to you and your registration process.

Purdue University College of Science, 150 N. University St, West Lafayette, IN 47907 • Phone: (765) 494-1729, Fax: (765) 494-1736

Student Advising Office: (765) 494-1771, Fax: (765) 496-3015 • Science IT, (765) 494-4488

© 2018 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact the College of Science Webmaster.