Apply to Purdue

Are you currently in high school? (Or, have you not taken any college courses after you received your high school degree?) 

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Have you ever attended Purdue West Lafayette (or a Purdue Polytechnic Statewide location)?

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No

Did you leave Purdue in good academic standing?

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No

Have you attended (or are you currently attending) another college/university since leaving high school?

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No

Are you interested in:

1. taking classes as a non-degree (guest) student?

Yes - Non-degree

2. the Veterinary Technology Distance Learning Program?  

Yes - Vet Tech Distance Learning

3. Digital Education (online courses, degrees, certificates)?

Yes - Digital Education

4. Pathway to Purdue (Ivy Tech/Purdue program for College of Agriculture degrees)?

Yes - Pathway to Purdue

Are you applying to enroll on our West Lafayette campus (or a Purdue Polytechnic Statewide location) to earn a Purdue degree?

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No

Are you applying for Purdue's high school dual-credit program (Purdue courses offered at participating high schools)?

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No

Are you applying for Pathway to Purdue (Ivy Tech/Purdue program for College of Agriculture degrees)?

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No

Does this sound like the correct application for you? If not, start over.

Apply to Purdue as a Non-Degree Student

You should use the non-degree application if you are a:

  • local resident who wants to take a class for personal enrichment
  • guest college student attending another institution who wants to transfer the credit back to your college
  • high school student who is taking a Purdue course while still in high school
  • student taking a Purdue dual-credit course at high school that participates in the Purdue dual-credit program

For 50000- or 60000-level classes, you should apply through the Purdue Graduate School. If you want to take online, distance learning courses through the Digital Education Program, please start over and select the Digital Education application.

International citizens in the United States on F-2 visas must visit the Office of International Students and Scholars before applying as nondegree students. Failure to do so may result in revocation of your visa and possible deportation.

If you have recently been denied admission to Purdue, you cannot be admitted as a non-degree student. 

If you need more information before applying, visit the non-degree student website

Beginning July 29, the online application for Fall 2016 will no longer be available. Applications that have been initiated but not submitted by this date will no longer be accessible. 

The application for 2017 will be available August 1.

Apply to Purdue as a Veterinary Technology Distance Learning Student

Veterinary Technology is a academic program for those who want to pursue nursing careers within the animal health field. Purdue offers its associate's degree (Veterinary Technician) as a distance-learning program. Information about the program and admission requirements is available on the Veterinary Technology Distance Learning website.

The Vet Tech Distance Learning program is not available in Kentucky residents.

Beginning July 29, the online application for Fall 2016 will no longer be available. Applications that have been initiated but not submitted by this date will no longer be accessible. 

The application for 2017 will be available August 1.

Apply to Purdue as a Digital Education Student

Digital and Professional Education at Purdue provides continuing education, professional development and workforce training, mostly through online programs. For more information and to apply, visit the Digital and Professional Education website.

International citizens in the United States on F-2 visas must visit the Office of International Students and Scholars before applying as digital education students. Failure to do so may result in revocation of your visa and possible deportation.

Beginning July 29, the online application for Fall 2016 will no longer be available. Applications that have been initiated but not submitted by this date will no longer be accessible. 

The application for 2017 will be available August 1.

Apply to the Pathway to Purdue Program

Pathway to Purdue is a partnership between the Purdue College of Agriculture and Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette through which students are enrolled at both institutions with the goal of earning a bachelor's degree in agriculture from Purdue. You begin the program taking most of your courses at Ivy Tech while enjoying the option of living in Purdue's on-campus housing and participating in student activities just like other Purdue students. If you're just beginning in this program, you'll complete Purdue's non-degree application. If you're a current Pathway student who is ready to transfer to Purdue, you should apply as a transfer student, rather than non-degree. Learn more about Pathway to Purdue

International citizens in the United States on F-2 visas must visit the Office of International Students and Scholars before applying as Pathway to Purdue students. Failure to do so may result in revocation of your visa and possible deportation.

Beginning July 29, the online application for Fall 2016 will no longer be available. Applications that have been initiated but not submitted by this date will no longer be accessible. 

The application for 2017 will be available August 1.

Apply to Purdue as a Readmission Student

You're a readmission student if you were dropped from the university for academic reasons. Before you apply, there likely are several steps you must complete, including re-establishing a strong academic record at a community college. For more information, review our readmission student website.

Not all majors are listed on the readmission application. If the major you want to return to is not listed in the Program of Study Options section of the application, choose the major closest to your desired major and use the Personal Information section to explain why you selected it. If you are selecting a major other than the one you were enrolled in previously, to be admitted, you will need to meet the Change of Degree Objective (CODO) requirements for the new major. In addition, readmission into any major is at the discretion of the academic department. 

Beginning July 29, the online application for Fall 2016 will no longer be available. Applications that have been initiated but not submitted by this date will no longer be accessible. 

The application for 2017 will be available August 1.

Apply to Purdue as a Re-entry Student

You're a re-entry student if you:

  • left Purdue West Lafayette in good academic standing as a degree-seeking student and now want to return after at least two semesters out of school (summer doesn't count as a semester away)
  • left a Purdue Polytechnic Statewide location or a Purdue Regional Campus* (other than IUPUI) in good academic standing as a degree-seeking student and now want to return after at least one semester out of school (summer doesn't count as a semester away)
  • already received a Purdue undergraduate degree and want to take additional undergraduate courses at least two semesters after graduating

Learn more about returning to Purdue as a re-entry student.

*If you're currently enrolled at a Purdue Regional Campus (including IUPUI), you should use the transfer application, not the re-entry application)

Beginning July 29, the online application for Fall 2016 will no longer be available. Applications that have been initiated but not submitted by this date will no longer be accessible. 

The application for 2017 will be available August 1.

Apply to Purdue as a Transfer Student

This is the application to use if you want to apply to be degree-seeking at Purdue West Lafayette or a Purdue Polytechnic Statewide location.

Before applying, be sure to review our Transfer Student Checklist to confirm you have met the minimum admission criteria for your desired major and that the major is available to transfer students.

You can apply to Purdue with the Common Application or the Coalition Application. Don't use both — that will delay your application. We don't have a preference.

The transfer application for summer and fall enrollment will be available December 15.

Beginning July 29, the online application for Fall 2016 will no longer be available. Applications that have been initiated but not submitted by this date will no longer be accessible. 

The application for 2017 will be available August 1.

Apply to Purdue as a Freshman (first-time college student)

As a first-time college student, you may apply to Purdue with the Common Application or the Coalition Application. Don't use both — that will delay your application. We don't have a preference.

Use the Freshman Admission Criteria web page for information about admission requirements, deadlines or the application process,

We are no longer accepting freshman applications for Fall 2016 for our West Lafayette Campus. The application for 2017 will be available August 1. If you want to apply for Fall 2016 for one of the Polytechnic Institute Statewide locations (not Polytech at West Lafayette), the Fall 2016 application 2016 is still available.

Apply as a Purdue Dual-Credit Student

Students at high schools that participate in Purdue's dual-credit program have the opportunity to take select Purdue courses at their school — earning both high school and Purdue credit. As a dual-credit student, you will submit our non-degree application. For more information, visit the Purdue Dual Credit website.

The application for 2017 will be available August 1.

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