Readmission Criteria

Most of the programs at Purdue University require the following from a student seeking readmission:

  • 12 semester credit hours earned at a regionally accredited institution (not remedial or developmental and the 12 credit hours must be taken in a single fall or spring semester). If you have been academically dropped from Purdue for a second time, you must complete at least 24 credit hours at another institution.
  • No individual grades less than C-.
  • Overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Some programs may deny qualified applicants because of space constraints.

As with all transfer credit, grades will not transfer but are required to establish that you are ready for success at Purdue. Consult your academic advisor if you have questions about course selection. Check the online transfer credit course equivalency guide for course equivalencies.

Program-Specific Criteria or Exceptions

Guide to using the table below 

  • Science/Math Required - Your coursework at another institution must include science or math
  • Consider CODOs - Programs that will consider applicants who were dropped from a different Purdue program (if they meet the requested program's CODO requirements).
  • Work or Military Experience - Programs that will consider work or military experience as part of the readmission evaluation.
ProgramScience/Math RequiredConsider CODOsWork or Military ExperienceSpecial Requirements/ Exceptions/Notes
College of Agriculture Yes, for science-based majors Yes No
College of Education No Yes No
College of Engineering Yes No No
Engineering (First-year Engineering) Yes No Yes - if employment is greater than one month No individual grades less than C. Requires a letter of recommendation from current professor, military superior or current employment supervisor
Industrial Engineering Yes, when appropriate No No No summer readmission
Mechanical Engineering Yes, when appropriate No No No individual grades less than B
Exploratory Studies No Yes No If readmitted, you can complete a maximum of 60 credit hours or 4 semesters in Exploratory Studies. For CODOs, you cannot have more than 83 college credit hours total (all institutions) prior to enrollment. 
College of Health and Human Sciences Yes Yes No
College of Liberal Arts No Yes No
School of Management Math Only Yes No
College of Pharmacy Yes Yes No 3.0 GPA Required
Polytechnic Institute Yes Yes Yes
Construction Management  Yes Yes Yes 3.0 GPA Required
Polytech Institute Statewide Programs Yes Yes Yes Kokomo/Lafayette: summer begins one week earlier than Purdue West Lafayette
College of Science Yes Yes No No individual grade less than B
Veterinary Nurse No No Yes Students dropped from the Veterinary Nurse Distance Learning program will not be considered for readmission to the on-campus Veterinary Nurse program. 

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