Transfer Application Requirements

Students who have graduated from a secondary school and who have also earned credits at a post-secondary institution should apply as transfer students. Students who have graduated or will graduate from secondary school but have not earned credits at a post-secondary institution should apply as a freshman (beginner) student.

1. Check Major-Specific Requirements

Make sure that you check the following webpage for specific transfer requirements:
Select programs at Purdue are not open to transfer applicants check the closed programs list for more details:

3. Official Transcripts, Diploma, Mark sheets

Original or attested copies of all transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets and certificates from all secondary and post-secondary schools attended. Documents must be mailed in a sealed envelope directly from the secondary or post-secondary school, examination board or university (see mailing address below). To be evaluated, secondary documents must include 3 consecutive years of completed coursework. In some cases, students may need to send records from junior high. Click here for details on specific curriculum requirements for admission. Students applying from Chinese institutions Click here.

Mailing Address:
Purdue University
International Undergraduate Admissions
475 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907 U.S.A.

Purdue requires all international applicants from a non-English speaking country to submit an English proficiency test score.

English proficiency can be demonstrated by submitting ONE of the following official scores:

Purdue Code: 1631
80*iBT or higher 88* iBT or higher
College of Agriculture College of Engineering
College of Education College of Science
College of Health & Human Sciences Krannert School of Management
College of Liberal Arts  
College of Pharmacy  
Purdue Polytechnic Institute  
Exploratory Studies  
*In general, subscores are 20 or higher per section


In general, applicants have an overall score of 6.5 or higher with at least a 6.0 in each section. Have scores sent to "Purdue University - Office of International Students and Scholars".Note: IELTS scores can also be sent digitally


Purdue Code: 1631
SAT Reading Test(new) - 33 or higher
SAT Critical Reading(old) - top 15 percentile


Purdue Code: 1230
English - 28 or higher

British Ordinary Level English Language Exam

Grade of A or B in First-Language English. Submit original or certified true copy of certificate.

Transfer Credit as proof of English proficiency
Alternative to demonstrating English proficiency by presenting adequate standardized test scores, an international student can demonstrate English proficiency by submitting evidence of having completed:
1) 24 or more transferable credits from an accredited four-year post-secondary institution in the U.S. at the time of application with a GPA of 3.0 or better, including
2) 6 credits of non-remedial, non-ESL coursework in English composition and/or speech communication with a grade of B or better.

Note: Score results must be from a test taken within the past two years. Official test scores must be received directly from the testing organization. Applicants are required to submit all the standardized test results indicated on their application. Meeting the minimum English proficiency score does not guarantee admission. A student's complete application is holistically reviewed before a decision is made.

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