Need to Know

Mid-Year Reports

Purdue requires a mid-year report for students who have applied to Purdue and received a “deferred” status. In mid-January 2017, status reports were sent to all high schools. The reports list all freshman applicants from that school and the status of their applications with Purdue. If a decision has been made, the decision is listed.

Mid-year reports can be sent through the Common Application or through Naviance eDocs. For Purdue it’s important that you use the Common App’s “Mid-Year Report” document type (not the “Optional Report” document type). For deferred students, use of the optional report document type could cause processing delays.

Gap Year Request

Purdue has formalized the process for freshmen to request a gap year. Students who are admitted for fall and have accepted their offer of admission may request a gap year, which, if approved would allow them to postpone enrollment for a year without forfeiting Purdue scholarship or Honors College offers. Reasons for a gap year include military or public service, illness, cultural enrichment or extraordinary opportunities for full-time travel or volunteerism.

Our gap year webpage provides details and the request form will be available later this month.

ACT/SAT - Juniors Should Take the Test 

We strongly encourage your junior students to test in the spring – they should not wait until next fall.

Good to know:

  • SAT and ACT scores must be sent to Purdue directly from the testing agency. Scores reported on transcripts are not considered official.
  • Purdue will use students’ best scores for both admission and scholarship decisions.
  • Students should not depend on scores from September or October test sittings to arrive at Purdue prior to our November 1 deadline for scholarship and Honors College consideration. Students should send an earlier score to ensure that their application will be complete by the deadline and scores from later sittings will catch up with the student’s application.
  • This year, the SAT will add an August test date.

Campus Visits for Students

We’d love to show your freshmen, sophomores and juniors our campus during our full-day visit programs this spring.

If you are interested in bringing a school group, register for our Group Visits designed for schools and organizations. Group Visits are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m., on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online for the spring semester.

Purdue Comes to You 

Each spring, Purdue heads out to visit students and school counselors around the country.

To find a location near your neighborhood, visit our Preview Purdue webpage for student programs and the Counselor Events webpage for programs designed for school counselors.

At Preview Purdue, students and their families will learn about academics, student life and all the nitty gritty about applying to Purdue. Counselor events provide the latest information you need to advise students who may be considering a Purdue education.

If you don’t see an event close to you this semester, check back over the summer to see where we’ll be in the fall.

Global Leadership in Peru for Purdue Freshmen

Purdue offers a unique study abroad program designed specifically for incoming freshmen. Peru becomes the classroom as students travel to Incan ruins, over Andean peaks and through Amazonian rainforests. This credit-bearing course introduces the people, cultures of Peru as students explore what it means to be a Global Leader in today’s world.

First-year students jump-start their Purdue careers with an international experience that can become the foundation of their entire Purdue careers. More details are available online.

Inside Purdue Admissions – Facebook Live, First Friday of the Month @ 4 p.m.

We’ll be on Facebook Live answering student’s questions and provide insights about the admissions process. If your school has a social media account, here is a tweet to share:

Tune into “Inside Purdue Admissions,” their monthly FB Live series, at 4 PM (E.T.) on the first Friday of the month.

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