Welcome to Entomology's VSTAR Resource Page

Welcome! The Entomology Department would like to welcome you to Virtual STAR. VSTAR begins for all students on May 10th, 2021 and can be accessed on Brightspace. On this page you'll find information, resources, and individuals who can answer your questions and help you (and your family) transition into college life. You can find a general timeline for VSTAR at https://www.purdue.edu/orientation/vstar/timeline.html.

We hope you find this page helpful!


Ms. Amanda Wilson,
Academic Advisor

​A note from your Academic Advisor: Amanda Wilson

I am looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you better while we plan your courses for this fall semester.

Once you have completed VSTAR, you will receive an email to schedule a one-on-one virtual meeting with me, via Zoom. Advising meetings will take place June 7th – June 18th. During this meeting, we will discuss any questions you may have about the program and complete your fall course registration. This meeting is designed for just you, the student, and myself.


A few things you need to do NOW before your advising appointment:

  • Review this Advising Letter and send the information requested

  • Take your ALEKS placement exam
  • Complete the Student Information Form in your VSTAR course


Entomology Student VSTAR Resources

AP Credit information

IB Credit information

Transfer credit course equivalency guide

Foreign Language Placement information

Protect Purdue / COVID updates

Purdue Textbooks

Thomas Say Entomological Society

Tips for New Boilermakers

Insect Biologist Careers

Insect Biology Plan of Study

Forensic Entomology Concentration POS

Insect Biology Check Sheet

Forensic Entomology Check Sheet




Dr. Catherine Hill,
Interim Department Head

Mx. Molly Weber,
Student Services Secretary



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