Admitted Students

Welcome to Purdue University Northwest! We’re committed to helping you thrive with small classes, personal interaction and hands-on learning.

See the steps you need to take to accept your admitted student offer below.

Accept Your Offer



Three Simple Steps to Join the Pride

Student using laptop1. Activate Your Student Account

A student account is your basic login for PNW services. To activate it, you will need your Purdue University ID (PUID) number and career account setup password, both of which are in your admissions offer letter.

Activate Your Student Account

2. Set Up Your BoilerKey

After your student account is activated, the next step is to set up your BoilerKey. This two-factor authentication service protects access to sensitive information including billing, registration and grades.

Set Up Your BoilerKey

3. Accept Your Offer and Celebrate!

Once your student account and BoilerKey are set, you will return to the PNW application portal to officially accept your offer! We are so excited to welcome you to Purdue University Northwest.

Accept Your Offer


New Student FAQs

Your PNW application portal will allow you to view your admission decision letter, accept your offer of admission, view your student profile and learn more about New Student Orientation.

Throughout your time as a student, you will use your Career Account, also known as your myPNW student portal, to grant you access to your financial aid notification, online bill status, class information and much more. Your personal login information is located in your admission letter and PNW application portal.

Please wait 48 hours after accepting your offer of admission to set up your student account and BoilerKey.

The first step in setting up your myPNW student portal is to create your password. You’ll need to enter your 10-digital Purdue ID (located in the PNW application portal). If you have a nine-digit PUID, please enter 0 for the first digit.

Once your password is created, you’ll need to set up your BoilerKey. The BoilerKey is a two-factor authentication system that significantly improves the security of protected computer systems and accounts by requiring two forms of verification before access is granted. Learn more about how to set up your Boilerkey here.

Once you’ve set up your account, you’ll be able to access your official PNW student email. Plan to check for messages frequently. In addition, make the myPNW student portal login link a favorite on your computer or smart phone for easy login access. For more information on smartphone email set-up instructions and frequently asked questions, check out the Information Services frequently asked questions resource.

New Student Orientation (NSO) is your entryway to officially becoming a PNW student. You will join us on campus to meet other incoming students, meet with your academic advisor to schedule your first semester of classes and get your official PNW student ID. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you have about what to expect during your first of classes.


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The Point

The Point is your one-stop student support and success center that offers a true peer-to-peer experience to make you feel welcome and confident as you begin your PNW journey.

Visit The Point

What Are Your Next Steps?

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Apply for Financial Aid

Take advantage of all the financial aid available to you! Step one: file your FAFSA at the link above.

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Sign Up for NSO

PNW’s New Student Orientation (NSO) will introduce you to classmates and share everything you need to begin life at PNW.

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Check Out PNW Housing

PNW’s Hammond campus has apartment-style housing with private bedrooms for you and your 750 new best friends!

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Schedule a Visit

Get to know the place you’ll call home—schedule a PNW visit to see what life is like as part of the Pride!


Admitted Students Events

Dec 10

Fall 2022 Classes End

Fall Classes end Saturday, Dec. 10. Next week are final exams!

Dec 10

Fall 2022 Commencement

Commencement is our favorite time of year! Congratulations to the summer and fall graduates!

Dec 12

Fall 2022 Final Exams

Final Exams run Monday, December 12, through Saturday, December 17. Good luck on your finals!

Dec 23

Winter Recess – University Closed

Purdue University Northwest will be closed from Friday, December 23 to Monday, January 2 for winter recess.