Purdue's Think Summer Program to offer housing

Purdue University has offered courses to high school students for years now, but the Think Summer Program on campus is now expected to offer campus housing for those enrolled in the courses

Posted: Apr 30, 2018 11:33 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue University has offered courses to high school students for years now, but the Think Summer Program on campus is now expected to offer campus housing for those enrolled in the courses

That will change next summer as part of the program's expansion. Students who have completed their sophomore year of high school will be able to live on campus.

Purdue currently allows high school students to take up to seven credits per summer session. Options include courses of different lengths. Four, eight, and 12 week classes are available. Director of Summer Session, John Gipson, said this is a great way for high school students to get a good college experience before reaching a decision. 

"Next summer we will be adding a residential component so the students can live on campus from one to four weeks during the summer," said Gipson. "This will allow students to really get to know Purdue, get to know college life and they will be able to get to participate in college events."

Start dates for summer courses are May 14, June 11 and July 9. Purdue hopes to continue the expansion in the future. Purdue offers nearly 115 courses both online and on-campus for high school students. Students must have a 3.3 cumulative GPA to be eligible for the program.

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