Freshman (Beginner) Application Requirements
Students who have graduated or will graduate from secondary school but have not earned credits at a post-secondary institution should apply as a freshman (beginner) student. Students who have graduated from a secondary school and who have also earned credits at a post-secondary institution should apply as transfer students.
$60 Application Fee
Purdue University accepts the
DO NOT USE BOTH — that will delay your application.
2. Secondary School Grades
When submitting an application via the Common Application, there will be two options:
|Self-reported transcript (if prompted to do so while completing the online application)||OR||Uploaded original or attested copies of ALL transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets and certificates (i.e., IGCSE, X standard)from each secondary school attended.|
All students who plan to attend Purdue University are required to provide official, final transcripts.Most students will upload transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets and certificates to the Common Application or Coalition Application from all secondary and post-secondary schools attended. If the documents cannot be uploaded to the application, they must be mailed in a sealed envelope from a secondary school or examination board or university (see mailing address below). To be evaluated, secondary documents must include 3 consecutive years of completed coursework. In some cases, students may need to send records from junior high. Click here for details on specific curriculum requirements for admission.
|Mailing Address:||Minimum High School Coursework|
|Math - eight semesters
||English - eight semesters
||Social Studies - six semesters
||Lab Science - six semesters (2 must be chemistry for Engineering applicants)
3. Official SAT or ACT Score
SAT or ACT scores with writing is
Purdue requires all international applicants from a non-English speaking country to submit an English proficiency test score.
English proficiency can be demonstrated by submitting ONE of the following official scores:
|Purdue Code: 1631|
|College of Agriculture||College of Engineering|
|College of Education||College of Science|
|College of Health & Human Sciences||Krannert School of Management|
|College of Liberal Arts|
|College of Pharmacy|
|Purdue Polytechnic Institute|
In general, applicants have an
|Purdue Code: 1631|
|SAT Reading Test(new) -||SAT Critical Reading(old) -|
|Purdue Code: 1230|
|English - |
5. Letter of Recommendation
Though not required, a letter of recommendation is