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The Office of Admissions will be closed December 23–January 2 for Purdue's Winter Recess. While your application is our top priority, processing will be delayed during this break. If you are applying for 2017, we encourage you to complete your application and provide any required material prior to this recess.

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Use this application if you are a:

  • first-time college student applying to be degree-seeking at our West Lafayette Campus or a Purdue Polytechnic Statewide location. First-time college students include those who took/are taking college courses prior to earning their high school degree.

  • college transfer or Purdue regional campus transfer student applying to be degree-seeking at our West Lafayette Campus or a Purdue Polytechnic Statewide location. Transfer students include those who completed any college coursework after high school. (The transfer application for summer and fall enrollment will be available December 15.)

*The Coalition Application is another application these students will have the option to use in the future. Once the Coalition Application becomes available to Purdue applicants, we will update this page. If you're a first-time college student applying for 2017 enrollment and want to meet the November 1 application deadline, we strongly recommend that you use the Common Application rather than waiting for the Coalition Application to be available. Do not submit both of these applications — doing so will delay the processing of your application.


Use this 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

For 50000- or 60000-level classes, you should apply through the Purdue Graduate School.

International citizens in the United States on F-2 visas must visit the Office of International Students and Scholars before applying as non-degree 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.


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 in good academic standing as a degree-seeking student and now want to return to a Polytechnic Statewide location after at least two semesters 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.


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

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. 


Veterinary Technology is an 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 to Kentucky residents.


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


Pathway to Purdue Agriculture 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. 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 Agriculture.

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 Agriculture students. Failure to do so may result in revocation of your visa and possible deportation.


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 webpage.

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