Students may have only one active application per term. Students who submit multiple applications for a single term will experience delays in the processing of their application.
The application is scheduled for weekly maintenance on Saturdays, 4 p.m.-midnight Eastern Time. Although maintenance is not necessary every week, the application is unavailable when maintenance is in progress.
Each year, Purdue begins accepting applications by August 1 for enrollment the following calendar year (spring, summer and fall terms). High school seniors are encouraged to apply early in their senior year (August-October). Transfer students should apply as early as possible prior to the term they want to enroll.
When creating a new online application, you will create a login and PIN. You must remember your unique login and PIN so that you may return to your application, either to finish and submit a saved application or to check the status of your application after submission. You will not be able to reset or retrieve your login or PIN automatically.
If you want a copy of your online application, you must print each section individually prior to submitting the application. Once it is submitted, you cannot print a copy.
If you have started an application and have forgotten your login and PIN, you may contact the Office of Admissions, (765) 494-1776 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday. You will be required to provide personal identification information that will allow us to verify the account information requested is yours.
To meet deadlines, applications must be complete, which means all required material has been received. Students should check their online status to determine what items are required to complete the application. Required items will appear as received on your online application summary after the Office of Admissions has received and processed the material. The recorded received date is the actual date material arrives at the Office of Admissions. However, processing could take up to two weeks after the material arrives.
For future freshmen applying for fall or summer, Purdue begins releasing decisions in December (December 7, 2012, after 5 p.m.). Decision release begins in September for transfer students and students who apply for the spring term. Students can expect to wait at least six weeks after their application is complete for an admission decision.
Some students may be required to download a supplemental form to complete or change an application or to appeal an admission decision. These forms are available online.