Transfer GPA and Course Requirements  

At Purdue, students apply for admission to specific majors within Purdue colleges, and those who meet or exceed the minimum GPA and course requirements below are the most competitive candidates for admission as transfer students. In addition, transfer applicants may need to complete 12-24 semester credit hours of college-level coursework as well as Purdue's high school course requirements.

Course numbers in parenthesis represent required Purdue course equivalencies - transfer applicants must have completed a course that is equivalent to the listed Purdue course. A searchable Transfer Credit Course Equivalency Guide is available online. Criteria may change without notice and before applying, students should check the closed programs web page to confirm their desired major's availability to transfer students.


Major- or College-Specific Minimum Criteria

Academic Program

Minimum GPA

Additional Information

College of Agriculture

2.5

See engineering transfer page for criteria for engineering majors within the College of Agriculture

College of Education

2.8 unless closed or listed differently at right

2.0 - Learning Sciences in Educational Studies

   

3.0 - Social Studies Education

College of Engineering

Varies

See engineering transfer page

Exploratory Studies 

2.5

CANNOT have more than 30 graded hours (or the equivalent quarter or trimester hours) of college-level coursework at time of enrollment. Required to enroll in EDPS 10500 during first semester on campus.

College of Health and Human Sciences

2.5 unless closed or listed differently at right

2.5 - Applied Exercise and Health
Also: Transfer Admissions is to pre-Applied Exercise and Health. This major requires specific courses to be completed to be considered an upper-level student in the major. Consult this website or the department for more information.

2.5 - Athletic Training
Also: Transfer Admissions is pre-Athletic Training. This major requires specific courses to be completed to be considered an upper-level student in the major. Consult this website.

2.8 - Developmental and Family Science

2.5 unless closed or listed differently at right

2.8 - Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs

3.0 - Environmental Health Sciences
Also: Completion of at least one semester of college-level chemistry or biology with a grade of C or higher.

2.8 - Family and Consumer Sciences Education 

2.5 - Financial Counseling and Planning
Also: Completion of one semester of personal finance (CSR 34200 equivalent preferred), one semester of statistics (STAT 11300 or 30100 equivalent preferred), all with grades of C or higher.

2.5 - Foods and Nutrition in Business 
Also: Completion of at least one-semester of college-level chemistry or biology with a grade of C or higher.

2.5 unless closed or listed differently at right

3.0 - Health Sciences - Preprofessional (Including all concentrations)
Also: Any combination of at least 2 of the following courses: an equivalent to CHM 11500, an equivalent to CHM 11600, an equivalent to BIOL 11000, and equivalent to BIOL 11100, an equivalent to MA 16010, or a calculus-based physics course, with a minimum grade of C in each course.

2.5 - Hospitality and Tourism Management
Also: One semester of college-level algebra with grade of C or higher

3.0 - Medical Laboratory Sciences
Also: Any combination of at least 2 of the following courses: an equivalent to CHM 11500, an equivalent to CHM 11600, an equivalent to BIOL 11000, and equivalent to BIOL 11100, an equivalent to MA 16010, or a calculus-based physics course, with a minimum grade of C in each course.

2.5 - Movement and Sport Sciences
Also: one semester of college-level biology, chemistry or physics with a grade of C or higher.

3.0 - Nursing
Also: Completion of at least six hours of college-level natural science lab courses (biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, etc.) with grades of B or higher.

See additional criteria below

2.5 - Nutrition, Fitness and Health
Also: Completion of at least one semester of college-level chemistry or biology with a grade of C or higher.

3.0 - Nutrition Science
Also: Completion of at least one semester of college-level chemistry or biology with a grade of C or higher.

3.0 - Occupational Health Sciences
Also: Any combination of at least 2 of the following courses: an equivalent to CHM 11500, an equivalent to CHM 11600, an equivalent to BIOL 11000, and equivalent to BIOL 11100, an equivalent to MA 16010, or a calculus-based physics course, with a minimum grade of C in each course.

2.5 unless closed or listed differently at right

2.5 - Public Health 
Also: Completion of college-level Biology or Chemistry course with a C or higher.

3.0 - Radiological Health Sciences
Also: Any combination of at least 2 of the following courses: an equivalent to CHM 11500, an equivalent to CHM 11600, an equivalent to BIOL 11000, and equivalent to BIOL 11100, an equivalent to MA 16100 or MA 16500, or a calculus-based physics course, with a minimum grade of C in each course.

3.0 - Radiological Health Sciences - Premedical Physics
Also: Any combination of at least 2 of the following courses: an equivalent to CHM 11500, an equivalent to CHM 11600, an equivalent to BIOL 11000, and equivalent to BIOL 11100, an equivalent to MA 16100 or MA 16500, or a calculus-based physics course, with a minimum grade of C in each course.

2.5 - Retail Management
Also: Completion of a business-related course with a grade of C or higher.

2.5 - Selling and Sales Management
Also: Completion of a business-related course with a grade of C or higher and completion of a financial accounting course (Management 200 course equivalent strongly preferred).

2.5 - Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Also: One semester of college-level algebra with a grade of C or higher AND one semester of biology, chemistry, or physics. The science class should be the course the institution offers for students majoring in the respective discipline, not one for non-majors.

College of Liberal Arts

2.2 unless closed

School of Management 

3.0 unless closed

Also: completion of at least a college-level calculus course with a grade of C or higher

College of Pharmacy

Varies. See specific GPAs at right.

3.0 - Prepharmacy
Also: one semester each of general chemistry, general biology and calculus

3.0 - Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharm D (Doctor of Pharmacy) See criteria below

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

2.5 unless closed or listed differently at right

3.0 - Computer and Information Technology

3.0 - Mechanical Engineering Technology

3.0 - Network Engineering Technology

3.0 - Systems Analysis and Design

College of Science

2.5 unless closed

2.5 - Biology
Also: completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus .

2.5 - Computer Science
Also: completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus equivalent to MA 16100 or MA 16500 with a grade of B or higher.

2.5 - All Other Majors
Also: completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus equivalent to MA 16100 or MA 16500 with a grade of C or higher.

College of Veterinary Medicine  

Varies

Veterinary Medicine See criteria below

Veterinary Technology See criteria below

Nursing

Nursing applications are accepted for the fall term only, and for transfer students, Purdue evaluates Nursing applications once each year. Nursing transfer applications must be complete by May 1. To be considered for admission as a transfer student, applicants must have completed at least 12 semester credit hours (or equivalent) at a regionally accredited college or university, including completion of at least six hours of college-level  natural science courses (biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, etc.) with grades of B or higher. Admission is selective. The most qualified students are selected from the pool of applicants. Transcripts will be individually evaluated to determine placement of the student in the nursing program.   Depending on space availability and completion of necessary prerequisites, it may be possible for a transfer student to complete the program in 6-8 semesters .   

Pharm D (Doctor of Pharmacy)

Two years of prepharmacy are required to apply for the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Students who will have completed two or more years of prepharmacy by the end of the academic year must apply for the program through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) by December 1; this application can be found at www.pharmcas.org. Applicants also must complete a supplemental application from the Purdue College of Pharmacy and meet a deadline of December 1. For more information: (765) 494-1357, pharmacy-oss@purdue.edu, or www.pharmacy.purdue.edu.

 

Veterinary Medicine (Doctor of)

Undergraduate students who have completed the prerequisite undergraduate courses for the DVM program (refer to www.vet.purdue.edu/dvm/index.php for a course listing) should apply through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) by October 1 of the year preceding their matriculation into the program; this application can be found at http://www.aavmc.org/. For additional information, please contact Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Student Services Center at: (765) 494-7893, vetadmissions@purdue.edu, or www.vet.purdue.edu.

 

Veterinary Technology

Additional transfer criteria for Veterinary Technology applicants:

  1. Minimum 2.0 GPA

  2. Complete application by February 1. The fall transfer application is available January 1.

    A complete application includes

Additional transfer criteria for students who already have a Veterinary Technician degree from an AVMA-accredited program and want to complete the BS degree option:

  1. Minimum 2.5 grade point average in their AVMA-accredited Veterinary Technician program.

  2. Complete application by February 1. The summer transfer application is available January 1.

    A complete application includes

The Veterinary Technology Committee reviews applications in early February. In mid-February, top applicants are invited to interview and interviews take place in early March. Applicants selected for admission to the program will be notified by the end of March.