Eligibility requirements to begin the Pathway program:
- Indiana resident
- Will earn a high school diploma or equivalent certificate prior to enrollment
- Minimum 2.0 high school academic core GPA (academic core includes English, science, social science, college-preparatory math, and foreign language coursework)
- Combined SAT score of 1230 or a composite ACT score of 17
- Must have fewer than 15 credit hours from another college or university
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 and writing, and has a math score of 520+ in SAT or 24+ in ACT or 70+ in ACCUPLACER Elem Algebra.
For continued eligibility, the student will:
- Maintain registration of 12 credit hours, including one course at Purdue University;
- Meet jointly with the appropriate Ivy Tech and Purdue College of Agriculture academic advisors;
- Participate in community-building and academic-support activities (a list of these activities will be provided each semester);
- Maintain a cumulative 2.5 grade point average at each institution (If a student falls below a 2.5 GPA, an academic success plan will be approved by both academic advisors.);
- Earn at least a 2.0 grade in each course taken at each institution.