All U.S. high school counseling offices were sent a complete list of their students who applied to Purdue during the year. The report lists the respective school’s Purdue applicants and the status of each (applicant acceptance, admitted, denied, deferred, etc.).
For students listed as accepted or admitted on the report, we ask that you provide us with their final transcript. Final transcripts can be sent to us via the Common Application (CA), Parchment or postal mail. Electronic submission from CA or one of the transcript services is our preference.
Enrolling students should make sure AP or IB test scores, final high school transcripts and transcripts from any dual-credit or college coursework are sent to Purdue as soon as they’re available.
Test scores, dual credit and college transcripts are necessary so that credit can be evaluated and recorded in the student’s record prior to course registration, which happens during summer orientation. Final high school transcripts are required to confirm high school completion.
As always, documentation must be official – test scores from testing agencies and transcripts from official sources. We prefer to receive transcripts via the Common App, but we also can accept them electronically via Parchment or by paper mail.
Students who enroll in the fall and who have not provided final high school transcripts will be reminded via email. If they haven’t provided a final transcript by October, they won’t be able to register for spring semester courses until they do.
For freshman applying for Fall 2016 Purdue will move to rolling admissions. This means we will review applications as they are completed and release decisions as they are made, with the first decisions released on October 23.
Here's what you need to know:
What it means
High school seniors are strongly encouraged to apply early in their senior year (by November 1).
Purdue will begin releasing decisions on October 23, but we won’t guarantee decisions on that date. Students can expect to wait at least 12 weeks for a decision from the date they COMPLETE their application.
November 1, is still the most critical application deadline. It’s the firm deadline to be considered for merit scholarships, the Honors College and admission to nursing or veterinary technology. To meet this deadline, applications must be complete.
What it doesn't mean
Students who apply in August or September do not have a better chance of being admitted or earning a scholarship than any student who meets the November 1 deadline. However, admission may become more competitive for students who wait till after November 1 to apply.
We don't plan to overly promote a “decision release date.” We don’t want to cause anxiety among students and create a rush to request transcripts during your first days of school.
Those who apply early will not receive preferential treatment for on-campus housing assignments.
Nov. 1, 2015, is the firm deadline for merit scholarship and Honors College consideration as well as the deadline to apply for nursing or veterinary technology.
To meet the November 1 deadline, applications must be complete. This includes all required elements of the application, an SAT or ACT test score and an official high school transcript.