Transfer GPA and Course Requirements  

Below are minimum GPA and course requirements necessary to be considered for admission as a transfer student to the respective Purdue majors or colleges. In addition to meeting these college- or major-specific requirements, transfer applicants may need to complete 12-24 semester credit hours of college-level coursework as well as Purdue's high school course requirements.

Course numbers in parenthesis represent required Purdue course equivalencies - transfer applicants must have completed a course that is equivalent to the listed Purdue course. A searchable Transfer Credit Course Equivalency Guide is available online. Criteria may change without notice and before applying, students should check the closed programs web page to confirm their desired major's availability to transfer students.


Major- or College-Specific Minimum Criteria

Academic Program

Minimum GPA

Additional Information

College of Agriculture

2.5

See engineering transfer page for criteria for engineering majors within the College of Agriculture

College of Education

2.8 unless closed or listed differently at right

3.0 - Social Studies Education

College of Engineering

Varies

See engineering transfer page

Exploratory Studies (formerly Undergraduate Studies Program)

2.5

CANNOT have more than 30 graded hours (or the equivalent quarter or trimester hours) of college-level coursework at time of enrollment. Required to enroll in EDPS 10500 during first semester on campus.

College of Health and Human Sciences

2.5 unless closed or listed differently at right

2.5 - Brain and Behavioral Sciences
Also: one semester of college-level algebra with a grade of C or higher and one semester of psychology (equivalent to PSY 12000) with grade of B or higher (Select Psychological Sciences on the undergrad application.)

2.8 Developmental and Family Science

3.0 - Dietetics
Also: two semesters of college-level chemistry with a grade of C or higher

3.0 - Dietetics/Nutrition, Fitness and Health (dual major)
Also: two semesters of college-level chemistry with a grade of C or higher

2.5 unless closed or listed differently at right

2.8 - Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs

3.0 - Environmental Health Sciences
Also: two semesters of college-level chemistry (equivalent to CHM 11500 and 11600) with grades of C or higher in each OR completion of one semester of chemistry (equivalent to CHM 11500 or CHM 11600) and one semester of biology (equivalent to BIOL 11000 or BIOL 11100) with a C or higher in each

2.5 - Financial Counseling and Planning
Also: one semester of personal finance (CSR 34200 equivalent preferred), one semester of statistics (STAT 11300 or 30100 equivalent preferred), all with grades of C or higher

2.5 - Foods and Nutrition in Business
Also: Two semesters of college-level chemistry with grades of C or higher

2.5 unless closed or listed differently at right

3.0 - Health Sciences - Preprofessional
Also: two semesters of college-level chemistry (equivalent to CHM 11500 and 11600) with grades of C or higher in each OR completion of one semester of chemistry (equivalent to CHM 11500 or CHM 11600) and one semester of biology (equivalent to BIOL 11000 or BIOL 11100) with a C or higher in each

2.5 Hospitality and Tourism Management
Also: One semester of college-level algebra with grade of C or higher

3.0 - Medical Laboratory Sciences
Also: two semesters of college-level chemistry (equivalent to CHM 11500 and 11600) with grades of C or higher in each OR completion of one semester of chemistry (equivalent to CHM 11500 or CHM 11600) and one semester of biology (equivalent to BIOL 11000 or BIOL 11100) with a C or higher in each

2.5 - Movement and Sport Sciences
Also: one semester of college-level biology, chemistry or physics with a grade of C or higher.

3.5 - Nursing
Also: Six semester credit hours of college-level natural science lab courses (biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, etc.) with grades of B or higher. See additional criteria below

2.5 unless closed or listed differently at right

2.5 Nutrition, Fitness, and Health
Also: two semesters of college-level chemistry with grades of C or higher

3.0 Nutrition Science
Also: Two semesters of college-level chemistry with a grade of C or higher

3.0 - Occupational Health Sciences
Also: two semesters of college-level chemistry (equivalent to CHM 11500 and 11600) with grades of C or higher in each OR completion of one semester of chemistry (equivalent to CHM 11500 or CHM 11600) and one semester of biology (equivalent to BIOL 11000 or BIOL 11100) with a C or higher in each

2.5 Psychological Sciences
Also: one semester of college-level algebra with a grade of C or higher and one semester of psychology (equivalent to PSY 12000) with grade of B or higher

2.5 unless closed or listed differently at right

2.5 - Public Health 
Also: college-level biology or chemistry course with a grade of C or higher

3.0 - Radiological Health Sciences
Two semesters of college-level chemistry (equivalent to CHM 11500 and 11600) with grades of C or higher in each OR completion of one semester of chemistry (equivalent to CHM 11500 or CHM 11600) and one semester of biology (equivalent to BIOL 11000 or BIOL 11100) with a C or higher in each.

2.5 - Retail Management
Also: one business-related course with a grade of C or higher

2.5 - Selling and Sales Management
Also: completion of a business-related course with a grade of C or higher (Management 20000 equivalent strongly preferred) and completion of a financial accounting course

2.5 - Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Also: One semester of college-level algebra with a grade of C or higher AND one semester of biology, chemistry, or physics. The science class should be the course the institution offers for students majoring in the respective discipline, not one for non-majors.

College of Liberal Arts

2.2 unless closed

School of Management 

3.0 unless closed

Completion of at least a college-level calculus course with a grade of C or higher

College of Pharmacy

Varies. See specific GPAs at right.

3.2 - Prepharmacy
Also: one semeseter each of general chemistry, general biology and calculus

3.0 - Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharm D (Doctor or Pharmacy) See criteria below

College of Science

2.5 unless closed

2.5 - Biology
Also: completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus equivalent to MA 16100, MA 16500 or MA 16010 with grade of C or higher.

2.5 - Computer Science
Also: completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus equivalent to MA 16100 or MA 16500 with a grade of B or higher.

2.5 - All Other Majors
Also: completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus equivalent to MA 16100 or MA 16500 with a grade of C or higher.

College of Technology

2.5 unless closed or listed differently at right

3.0 - Computer and Information Technology
Also: one college-level calculus course (MA 16010) with a grade of C or higher

3.0 - Mechanical Engineering Technology

School of Veterinary Medicine  

Varies

Veterinary Medicine See criteria below

Veterinary Technology See criteria below

Nursing

To be considered for admission as a transfer student, applicants must have completed at least 12 semester credit hours (or equivalent) at a regionally accredited college or university, including completion of at least six hours of college-level natural science courses (biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, etc.) with grades of B or higher.

Admission is selective. The most qualified students are selected from the pool of applicants in early May. A transfer student who is admitted to nursing will begin as a freshman in the nursing program and is projected to complete the program in 8 semesters (4 years from the fall semester of admission). Depending on space availability and completion of necessary prerequisites, it may be possible for a transfer student to actually complete the program in 6-7 semesters.

 

Pharm D (Doctor of Pharmacy)

Two years of prepharmacy are required to apply for the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Students who will have completed two or more years of prepharmacy by the end of the academic year must apply for the program through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) by December 1; this application can be found at www.pharmcas.org. Applicants also must complete a supplemental application from the Purdue College of Pharmacy and meet a deadline of December 1. For more information: (765) 494-1357, pharmacy-oss@purdue.edu, or www.pharmacy.purdue.edu.

 

Veterinary Medicine (Doctor of)

Undergraduate students who have completed the prerequisite undergraduate courses for the DVM program (refer to www.vet.purdue.edu/dvm/index.php for a course listing) should apply through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) by October 1 of the year preceding their matriculation into the program; this application can be found at http://www.aavmc.org/. For additional information, please contact Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Student Services Center at: (765) 494-7893, vetadmissions@purdue.edu, or www.vet.purdue.edu.

 

Veterinary Technology

Additional transfer criteria for Veterinary Technology applicants:

  1. Minimum 2.0 GPA

  2. Complete application by February 1. The fall transfer application is available January 1.

    A complete application includes

Additional transfer criteria for students who already have a Veterinary Technician degree from an AVMA-accredited program and want to complete the BS degree option:

  1. Minimum 2.5 grade point average in their AVMA-accredited Veterinary Technician program.

  2. Complete application by February 1. The summer transfer application is available January 1.

    A complete application includes

The Veterinary Technology Committee reviews applications in early February. In mid-February, top applicants are invited to interview and interviews take place in early March. Applicants selected for admission to the program will be notified by the end of March.