Pathway to Purdue

Eligibility & Enrolling

Program Eligibility

Eligibility requirements to begin the Pathway program:

Enrolling in Pathway to Purdue

A student enters the program by applying to Ivy Tech-Lafayette and completing the Pathway to Purdue Enrollment Request Form. When Ivy Tech determines the student is “program ready,” the student will apply to Purdue West Lafayette as a non-degree student.

If the student has applied to West Lafayette to be degree-seeking, the Pathway request form authorizes Purdue’s Office of Admissions to create a new non-degree-seeking application. The student does not need to submit a second Purdue application or pay the application fee again.

If the student is not “program ready,” he or she may spend additional semesters at Ivy Tech to become “program ready.”

To fully participate in the programs available on the Purdue campus, students should be admitted to both institutions by April 15 for enrollment the following fall semester. Once admitted, students will be able to apply for student housing at Purdue and enroll in Purdue's student orientation program, Boiler Gold Rush.

The priority deadline to apply for fall enrollment is April 1.

A student is program-ready for Pathway to Purdue program when Ivy Tech’s requirements (as determined by PSAT/SAT, ACT, ACCUPLACER, or previous college coursework) are met to waive Academic Skills Achievement (ASA) courses in reading, writing, and math. The student must be placed into English Composition (ENGL111) for reading and writing, and MATH100 (Intermediate Algebra) or higher for math. Placement scores can be reviewed at and ACCUPLACER course placement at

Continued Eligibility

For continued eligibility, the student will:

Purdue University

Office of Admissions
Peg Wier
(765) 494-1271
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College of Agriculture
Anneliese Kay
(765) 494-8205
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Financial Aid

Ivy Tech Community College

Office of Admissions
Ivan Hernandez
(765) 269-5253
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Andrea L. Schwartz
(765) 269-5467
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Ivy Tech
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