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Counselor Update - Need to Know


Introducing Purdue University in Indianapolis!

Purdue University in Indianapolis

  • Purdue University in Indianapolis serves as Purdue's first comprehensive urban location. With this new location, we are thrilled to position our students, faculty, and staff in close proximity to top businesses and leading industries, providing many new and unique learning opportunities. For the most up-to-date information, please visit our Purdue in Indianapolis website.

    Application process: There is not a separate application for Purdue University in Indianapolis. When students select Purdue University via the Common Application, the opportunity to apply to either or both locations is embedded in the process. When students select a college and major, they will have the opportunity to apply to the location(s) offering that specific major. An exciting opportunity for Purdue in Indianapolis applicants is the ability to apply for direct admission into the 5 engineering majors offered in Indianapolis. Prospective students in Indianapolis can expect the same admissions standards as those at Purdue University in West Lafayette. 

    Location changes: In the short term, students will take all coursework at their chosen home location. This means that Purdue University in Indianapolis students will most likely take some coursework through Indiana University Indianapolis. Students wanting to change their home location at the end of an academic term will have an opportunity to make this request, however, there are no guarantees that available space will allow this request to be honored.

 Key information regarding the application at Purdue

  • Purdue University expects applicants to have SAT or ACT scores. Recognizing that in some exceptional cases, applicants may not have been able to take a test, we allow submission of applications in those cases via the Common App.
  • Duolingo will be Counted for English Proficiency: For the upcoming fall, Purdue will be accepting the Duolingo English Proficiency test as proof of English proficiency


Here’s a list of application and scholarship deadlines and dates you can share with Purdue-interested students

  • November 1*, The Early Action Application Deadline

    • Application deadline for University-wide merit scholarship consideration
    • Application deadline for Honors College consideration
    • Priority deadline for engineering (first-year), computer science, nursing, flight (professional flight technology), and Vet Nursing
  • February 15, Departmental Scholarships and FAFSA

    • Deadline to submit the Departmental Scholarship Application and FAFSA (for students who want to be considered for scholarships awarded by their academic college)
  • January 15, The Early Action Decision Release and Regular Decision Deadline

    • Students who applied by the Early Action Application Deadline (Nov. 1) will receive their admissions decisions on this day at 5:00 p.m.
    • Students who wish to apply by the Regular Decision Deadline must have their application completed and submitted on this day
  • March 31, Regular Decision Release

    • Students who applied by the Regular Decision Deadline (Jan. 15) or were "deferred" in Early Action will receive their admissions decisions no later than this date. 

  • Counselor Resource Toolkit

    Purdue wants to equip you with the quick reference tools you need to support your students. Feel free to use these tools and language to describe them to share with your student populations. 

    Purdue has more than 200+ majors - filter by college or interest area to explore how you can pursue your passion! 


    Applying to college and keeping track of timelines may feel overwhelming, be aware of Purdue's deadlines with this easy reference. 


     Stay informed on what criteria your students need to meet in order to be academically prepared to apply to their desired academic program here at Purdue! 

    Freshman Admission Criteria 

     Looking to find what scholarship opportunities your students may have as an incoming Freshman at Purdue? Check out this list of Freshman-specific scholarships Purdue has to offer. 


     For a more general look at the average enrollment statistics and demographics for the current Freshman class, check out the Purdue Profile! 

    Purdue Profile 

     Get a breakdown of Purdue's overall demographic and enrollment statistics by taking a look at our Student Enrollment page. 

    Student Enrollment

    Use Slate.org to check a student's application status and admissions decision. Simply create an account and search for your student's name to learn more.



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