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General Requirements & Eligibility

First, students must complete an online application . Students who have graduated or will graduate from secondary school but have not earned credits at a post-secondary institution should apply as a beginner (freshman) 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. There is a $60 application fee.

The following documentation must be submitted in order to complete an application for an undergraduate program:

  • Beginner Student Application — Original or attested copies of all transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets and certificates from all secondary and post-secondary schools attended. Documents should be uploaded to the Common Application. If the documents cannot be uploaded to the Common 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 country requirements for admission.                 

  • Transfer Student Application — Original or attested copies of original academic documents from all secondary and post-secondary schools attended, mailed in a sealed envelope from a secondary school or examination board or university (see mailing address below).

APPLICANTS FROM CHINESE UNIVERSITIES: Please arrange for a verification report of your university transcript with the China Academic Degree and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC). The report must be mailed directly to the International Students and Scholars Office by the CDGDC, rather than by you or any third party. For more information on obtaining a verification report please visit www.cdgdc.edu.cn

  • At least one of the following proofs of English Proficiency (required for citizens of a non-English speaking country):
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
      -Students applying to majors within the College of Agriculture, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Pharmacy, Purdue Polytechnic Institute and Exploratory Studies generally have a score of 80* or higher on the internet-based test.
      -Students applying to majors withing the College of Engineering, College of Science, and Krannert School of Management generally have a score of 88* or higher on the internet-based test.
      *In general, subscores are 20 or higher per section.
    •  Purdue School Code: 1631 Dept. 00
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) In general, applicants have an overall score of 6.5 or higher with at least a 6.0 in each section.
      Purdue University - Office of International Students and Scholars
    • Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Critical Reading - 550 or higher.
      Purdue School Code: 1631
    • American College Test (ACT) English - 24 or higher. 
      Purdue School Code: 1230
    • British Ordinary Level English Language Exam (GCE/GCSE/IGCSE) Grade of A or B in First-Language English. Submit original or certified true copy of certificate.
    • Note: Score results must be from a test taken within the past two years. Official test scores must be received directly from the testing organization. Applicants are required to submit all the standardized test results indicated on their application. Meeting the minimum English proficiency score does not guarantee admission. A student's complete application is holistically reviewed before a decision is made.


      Transfer Credit as proof of English proficiency

      Alternative to demonstrating English proficiency by presenting adequate standardized test scores, an international student can demonstrate English proficiency by submitting evidence of having completed:

      1) 24 or more transferable credits from an accredited two- or four-year post-secondary institution in the U.S. at the time of application with a GPA of 3.0 or better, including

      2) 6 credits of non-remedial, non-ESL coursework in English composition and/or speech communication with a grade of B or better.

      SAT or ACT scores with writing is strongly encouraged for international citizens.  International citizens who submit an SAT or ACT score will be given priority in the application process.


      Mailing address for application supplements:

      Purdue University
      International Students & Scholars
      475 Stadium Mall Dr Rm 250
      West Lafayette, IN 47907
      U.S.A.