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Stephanie McCaine

Congratulations on your acceptance to Purchase College!

You have been selected to join this vibrant community because we think you will contribute something wonderful. I’m sure by now you know that Purchase College is unlike any other college. As a place where scholars, artists, athletes, and community leaders study, collaborate, and create, we can’t wait to see what you will achieve here. 

We realize how difficult it can be to decide where to spend the next four years of your life. To help you with your decision, we invite you to explore more thoroughly what the college has to offer. Now that Purchase College has chosen you to join its community, we do hope you'll choose Purchase!


Activate your Purchase College Email at

Pay your Deposits!

  • Return to, click on myHeliotrope and sign in with your new Purchase College email address and password
  • Navigate to the Student Box
  • FIRST: Navigate to Student Accounts to pay your Enrollment Deposit ($150)
  • SECOND: Navigate to Housing and Dining Options to pay your Housing Deposit ($250)

Visit our NEXT STEPS page for more information on all your next steps at Purchase College.

Instructions on how to deposit are available as a PDF.

Decline or defer your offer of admission

  • If you choose to decline your acceptance or would like to defer your application, please contact the Office of Admissions for instructions.
  • Refund requests should be made in writing to the Office of Admissions prior to May 1, or 30 days from the date of your acceptance if admitted after April 1.


Participate in one of our many Accepted Student Events. They are a great way to explore the college and connect with the Purchase College community. Take advantage of the numerous events throughout the spring semester!

Accepted Student Days are filled with activities designed to give you a true sense of Purchase College. You will have a chance to participate in lively discussions with our faculty and students, discover unique majors, clubs, and opportunities for involvement, explore the campus with our students on a guided tours and find out why Purchase faculty and staff are serving students pancakes at midnight!

Please save the date for our two upcoming Accepted Student Days on March 12 and April 1, 2016.   Registration is now open. Can't attend one of these two dates? We will also offer several Accepted Student Information Sessions during the month of April.

No time to visit campus? Then check out our Virtual Visit page.


Orientation is an opportunity to expose students to campus life, traditions, and social opportunities, introduce on and off campus resources, and connect with faculty, staff and fellow students. Visit the Orientation page.
Accepted Students Events

Check Out The Purchase Experience


Enjoy a show at the Performing Arts Center!

Visit our Neuberger Museum of Art.

Explore the attractions and shopping of Westchester County.


Visit and enter a community created just for you. Meet and connect with other accepted students, join groups based on activities, majors, and interests, plan meet ups and more!