High School Transcripts
High school students who apply to Purdue must provide an official high school transcript, which should include coursework and grades earned for each year/term the student has completed at the time of application. To meet Purdue’s minimum high school course expectations for admission, courses must include grades; we cannot accept courses taken on a “pass/no pass” basis.
Homeschooled students also must provide an official transcript with coursework and grades earned.
Students who have completed coursework at another college or university must provide official transcripts from all institutions attended. High school students who take college coursework also must provide college transcripts if the college coursework and grades are not recorded on their official high school transcript.
GED (General Education Development)
Purdue will consider applicants who did not receive a high school diploma but successfully completed their GED. However, such applicants must provide transcripts for any completed high school or college-level coursework and still must meet Purdue’s high school course expectations. Applicants who did not complete Purdue’s minimum high school coursework can make up any deficiencies through equivalent college-level coursework – at a community college, for example. One semester of college-level coursework (typically 100-level and above) is equivalent to two semesters of high school. Remedial and developmental courses taught at a college are not considered to be college-level.
All students who enroll at Purdue are required to provide final, official transcripts for any coursework (high school or college) completed between admission and enrollment. Final high school transcripts must confirm the student has earned his/her high school diploma.
If a final transcript reflects a significant downward trend in grades, Purdue reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission.
Purdue also reserves the right to contact any institution that has issued a student transcript to validate the document’s authenticity.