We’ve chosen you to join our vibrant and creative community, not only because of your talents, but because we think you’ll make us better. Potential isn’t just about what you’ll be able to do; it’s how you’ll be able to share it. And you have the kind of skills and potential we actively seek out.

We know that this is a very big decision, and we want to help—by welcoming you to tour campus and reach out to us with questions. Choosing Purchase is a big deal—for you and for us—and it’s important to us that you have access to all the information you need to make the jump.

Already decided? Below are some of the next steps you’ll be taking as you prepare to think wide open.

First Things First: Setup Your Account

Nothing makes it more official than your purchase.edu email address. Activate your Purchase College Email at:

  • Online Account Activation
  • Select Activate your account for the first time
  • Agree to the Terms
  • Enter the required information and click SUBMIT, and then Create Your Password (this will activate your account)

Don’t forget to create a password; it’s this last step that finalizes the activation of your account. Now, go forth and claim those student discounts!

Deposit and Check Out Next Steps

Once you have activated your email account you can now deposit and secure your spot. 

  • Go to myHeliotrope
  • Sign in using your Purchase email & password
  • Click the New Student box
  • Click on Pay Deposits
  • Please follow the prompts:
    • Enrollment Deposit ONLY ($150)
    • Enrollment and *Housing Deposit ($400)

*Upon paying your housing deposit, you will be prompted to complete the Residence License Agreement (RLA) and room preference questionnaire.  Students who do no complete will not be given a room assignment.  

All deposits are due May 1, 2017 

Purchase College does not ask or consider a response to the criminal history question in the admissions decision process. However, please be aware that if you seek access to student housing, study abroad or internship opportunities, or professional licensure, you will be asked to provide this information. Also be aware that a prior felony conviction may impede your ability to complete your chosen degree program or receive professional licensure in your chosen field.

Accepted Students Events

Still trying to decide or already declared Purchase as your school? Meet some future friends and fellow students, and chat with the professors who will be guiding you throughout your time here. Check out our Accepted Student Events and save the date for one of our two upcoming meet and greets.

Next Steps

Check out your interactive next steps checklist to see what you will need to do next! 

Orientation

Orientation is where we really get things rolling here at Purchase. It’s a big part of starting your life here. You’ll get a taste of campus life, traditions, and social opportunities, learn about on and off campus resources, and connect with faculty, staff, and fellow students.

 

Questions?

Need help or have questions about the process of becoming a Purchase student? We’re here to help.