University Policies

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

Undergraduate applications to Purdue University West Lafayette and College of Technology Statewide sites are reviewed individually, comprehensively and holistically. Applicants who are admitted must be academically prepared for the rigor of higher education and the specific demands of the academic program to which they are seeking admission. Admission is competitive and relative to both the pool of Applicants and the space available. All application reviews and admission decisions are made in support of and comply with the University’s Nondiscrimination Policy Statement.

To protect the privacy of Applicants, the credentials of freshman Applicants may be discussed with and disclosed to only the Applicant, his or her parent and officials of the Applicant’s secondary school. The credentials of transfer Applicants may be discussed only with the Applicant.

Visit the Purdue University Policies website for the full Undergraduate Admissions Policy for Purdue West Lafayette.  

High School Equivalency

The Purdue University Division of Financial Aid administers federal, state, and University financial assistance programs. These programs require students to have a high school diploma or pass a test approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Information regarding high school equivalency testing is available through any public high school or any state department of education or public instruction.

Graduation Rates

Graduation rates for the West Lafayette campus are available in the Office of Enrollment Management, Schleman Hall, 475 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050, 765-494-0292, These rates are calculated and made available as required by the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act.

Alcohol Policy

Purdue students are subject to Indiana law, which prohibits consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages by anyone under 21 years of age. The University does not permit alcohol to be brought onto Purdue property, with certain exceptions, by any person regardless of age. Fraternity and sorority houses and student cooperative housing units are considered off campus housing and are permitted to have alcoholic beverages, but they must observe specific University guidelines and state law.

The University does not have the responsibility or the authority to control off-campus student drinking, but it does attempt to give students the opportunity to make informed and mature decisions about alcohol use. A variety of educational and counseling programs are offered to help students deal with all aspects of alcohol and drug use, from peer pressure to dependency.


University housing, facilities, and programs are available to all students based on Purdue’s policy of equal opportunity regardless of national origin, race, or religion. It is the University’s desire and expectation that all others providing housing or services to Purdue students will do so in a manner consistent with this policy. However, the University does not approve or disapprove specific housing accommodations since it believes that the choice of housing rests with you, the student.


Indiana state law requires proof of immunization for the following vaccine preventable diseases as condition of enrollment on residential campuses of state universities: rubeola (10-day measles), mumps, rubella (German measles), diphtheria, and tetanus. In addition, international students must provide documentation that they have been tested for tuberculosis after arriving in the United States. Information regarding compliance will be forwarded to all admitted students.


Purdue University prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran. Purdue University’s complete equal access/equal opportunity policies and procedures are available at Questions regarding these policies and procedures should be directed to the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance.

Title IX

Purdue University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all educational programs and activities. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence and assault, sexual exploitation, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. For additional information, please visit Title IX inquiries or complaints should be directed to: Alysa Christmas Rollock, Title IX Coordinator, Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 1029, 155 S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114, 765-494-5830,


Information about employment and placement of recent Purdue graduates is available upon request from the Purdue Center for Career Opportunities, Young Hall, Room 132, West Lafayette, IN 47907.


All records submitted by and on behalf of an applicant become the property of Purdue.


Purdue reserves the right to request documentary evidence in support of a residence claim.


The University strives to provide a safe and secure environment for students, staff, and visitors. The University distributes an Annual Security Report containing campus crime statistics and information relating to campus safety and security policies and programs. The Report is available online. A paper copy may be requested by calling 765-494-8221 or contacting the Purdue University Police Department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Social Security Number

The Social Security number (SSN) is requested as the most effective way to uniquely identify you to accurately process your application and match it with other records such as SAT or ACT scores, transcripts, and financial aid. Its use is restricted to secure University business processes, such as those necessary for federal and state reporting as well as institutional purposes. Applicants are not required to provide their SSN.

Students with Disabilities

Purdue University is committed to providing equal access and equal opportunity to university courses, activities, and programs for students with disabilities. Students with documented disabilities that substantially limit a major life activity, such as learning, walking, or seeing, may qualify for academic adjustments and/or services. To request information about academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, or services, please contact the Disability Resource Center in the Office of the Dean of Students, Young Hall, Room 830, 765-494-1247 (V/TTY),


A veteran must submit a copy of the Form DD214 after completion of service in the armed forces for possible credit for military service experience.

Intellectual Property

All students are subject to the University policy on intellectual property, which is available online.


Upon admission to Purdue University, you will be assigned a ten-digit Purdue identification number (PUID). This number will be your official University identifier and will appear on your Purdue identification card. Your PUID will be required for your secure access to many University services and personal records and should not be shared with anyone.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. They include the right to: 1) inspect, review, and/or request an amendment to these records; 2) consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in these records; 3) restrict disclosure of information designated as directory information that may be released without consent of the student; and 4) file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education for alleged failure by Purdue University to comply with FERPA requirements.

Source: Office of the Registrar, Hovde Hall of Administration, 610 Purdue Mall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040; 765-494-8581. View the full policy online.

Financial Aid

Descriptions of available federal, state, institutional, and outside sources of assistance, eligibility criteria, methods of disbursement, terms and conditions of loans, and employment opportunities are available in various office publications and on the Division of Financial Aid Web address listed below.

Source: Division of Financial Aid, Schleman Hall of Student Services, Room 305, 475 Stadium Mall Drive, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050; 765-494-5050; Division of Financial Aid website.

Student Consumer Information

The Student Consumer Regulations of the United States Department of Education require universities to provide their students access to certain information to which they are entitled as consumers. Purdue University is distributing this document via email; it is also available through the Division of Financial Aid website.

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