Check Your Application Status

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About 2-3 days after submitting the Common App, students will receive an email from the Office of Admissions providing login credentials for their Purdue application so that they can track their status.


Note: Required material on your application summary will not appear as received until it is received and processed by the Office of Admissions. During periods of peak application activity (October-February) this may take up to two weeks.

Confirming That Your Application is Complete

To check whether your Purdue application is complete, review the "Requirements" section at the bottom of your Application Summary page to see which required items we have received and which are still outstanding. If the "Received" date is blank for any item, either we have not yet received or not yet processed the item.

During the peak application season (October-February), items may not be processed (and recorded as received on your application summary) for up to two weeks after we have received them. Once processed, the items will reflect the actual received date, not the date they were processed.

Admission Decision Definitions

The descriptions below provide a brief definition of what each admission decision means. Greater detail will be provided in the applicant’s decision letter. Decision letters are viewable via the online application portal within three business days after the decision has been made.


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Admit Decisions v
  • Offer Admission: Applicant has been admitted to the major he or she requested. 

  • Offer Admission – Alt Choice: Applicant who requested to be admitted to an alternate major has been offered admission to the requested program.

  • Offer Admission -- Summer Start: Applicant who was denied admission for fall and offered Summer Start has been admitted to the Summer Start program.

  • Offer Conditional Admit – Trf: Transfer applicant has been offered admission on the condition that any coursework in progress at the time of application is completed satisfactorily.

Deferred Decision v
  • Deferred Additional Info: The Admissions Committee has requested that the applicant provide additional academic information before a final decision can be made. The application reverts to "incomplete" until the additional information is received and processed. Applications for those who provide the requested additional information are re-evaluated after February 1. The requested material is listed in the “requirements” section of the applicant’s online status summary and in the admission decision letter.
Deny Decision v
  • Denied/Offer Alternate Major: Applicant has been denied but offered options for alternative majors. Typically, this is because demand for the requested major far exceeds its capacity and there is not enough space for all qualified students. The applicant is encouraged to request admission to an alternative major on Purdue's West Lafayette campus by completing the online alternative major request form. Indiana residents also have the option to begin their Purdue education at Purdue regional campuses or Polytechnic Institute locations around the state

  • Denied/Offer Summer Option: Applicant has been denied admission to begin in the fall but offered an opportunity to be admitted to a five-week Summer Start session that concludes just before the fall student orientation program. Upon completion of the immersive (small classes, academic support) Summer Start session, students will be able to continue in the fall term.

  • Denied WL/Offer Regional Campus: Applicant has been denied admission to Purdue's West Lafayette campus but offered opportunities to begin their Purdue education at Purdue regional campuses or Polytechnic Institute locations around the state. The applicant is encouraged to contact a Purdue regional campus to confirm admission offer.

  • Denied/Offer Waitlist: Applicant has been denied but offered a spot on the waitlist and must complete an online form to be officially added to the waitlist. Final decisions about waitlisted students are made no later than mid-June. .

  • Denied/Academic Expectations: Applicant has been denied because the Admissions Committee has determined he or she is likely not prepared well enough to be academically successful in the requested major.

  • Denied/Program Closed: Applicant has been denied because the requested major was closed to admission at the time his or her application was completed. 

  • Denied/Program Competitiveness: Applicant has been denied because demand for the major far exceeds its capacity. 

  • Denied Admission: Applicant has been denied.

Other Decisions v
  • Applicant Acceptance: Applicant has accepted his or her offer of admission.

  • Admitted/Reinstated: Applicant’s canceled admission has been reinstated.

  • Revoked Admission: The offer of admission has been rescinded.

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