How to Apply  

All applicants should be aware of deadlines and specific admission criteria. In addition, students should use their online application status check to ensure their application is complete. SAT or ACT test scores must be sent to Purdue directly from the testing agency and transcripts must be official.

Future Freshmen:  Apply to Purdue through The Common Application

You will create a username and password to login to the Common App Online, www.commonapp.org, and add Purdue to your My Colleges list to apply. If you have questions about using the Common Application or need assistance, visit the Common App Support Center. The Common App also provides dynamic help on each section of the application and easy access to email or phone support.

After you have submitted your Common Application, the Purdue Questions, and the Writing Supplement, you will receive a login ID and PIN to access the Purdue application summary and status check via the Admissions website.  Remember your unique login ID and PIN so that you may check the status of your application after submission, view your decision (after it’s been released) and a PDF of your decision letter.

If you have forgotten your login ID and PIN, you may contact the Office of Admissions, (765) 494-1776 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday. You will be required to provide personal identification information that will allow us to verify the account information requested is yours.

All Other Students:  Apply to Purdue through the Purdue Online Application

When creating a new online application, you will create a login ID and PIN. You must remember your unique login ID and PIN so that you may return to your application, either to finish and submit a saved application or to check the status of your application after submission. You will not be able to reset or retrieve your login or PIN automatically.

If you want a copy of your online application, you must print each section individually prior to submitting the application. Once it is submitted, you cannot print a copy.

If you have started an application and have forgotten your login ID and PIN, you may contact the Office of Admissions, (765) 494-1776 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday. You will be required to provide personal identification information that will allow us to verify the account information requested is yours.

Students with a GED

Students who have received a GED must provide a high school transcript for any completed high school coursework. Such students also must meet Purdue's high school coursework expectations, which may be met through a combination of high school and college-level coursework. Students with a GED and no college coursework will be evaluated as first-time freshmen. Students with a GED who have completed college coursework will be evaluated as transfer students.