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Purdue University, Northwest - 2016

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Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

All freshman, transfer, and incoming students must have a Core 40 equivalent diploma (graduating high school after 2010) and must have taken the SAT or an equivalent college entrance exam. The combined Mathematics/Critical Reading SAT score of 950 with a minimum of 500 in mathematics (math) and 450 in critical reading is required. In addition, beginning engineering students must have a minimum 5-subject (English, Math, Science, Foreign Language, and History) high school grade point average of 2.5. The students must have completed math through trigonometry (pre-calculus) in high school. The ALEKS PPL math placement test is used to determine initial placement into any math course as well as any science or engineering courses that have math pre-requisites, unless the students have dual credit, AP credit, or college credit for math from another college or university. In those cases that will be the determining factor for placement.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same requirements as for residents. See admission requirements.

Residency Requirements

A person must reside continuously in the state of Indiana for a predominant purpose other than attending an institution of higher education for at least 12 months immediately preceding the first day of classes of the term for which resident classification is sought.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Official college/university transcripts from each institution attended. The institution must be regionally accredited by the same body as Purdue University Northwest.
Applicants with fewer than 12 transferable credit hours earned with a grade of "C-" or better must submit the results of SAT/ACT.
Applicants who have been out of high school at least one year can substitute the SAT/ACT scores by submitting the appropriate placement test results from the university's testing services center.
Applicants with more than 12 transferable credits with a grade of "C-" or better but without grades in English composition or mathematics may be required to provide other test scores as well.
Applicants with more than 12 transferable credits must have equivalencies to Purdue University Northwest’s freshman English and Mathematics courses or appropriate placement test results from the university's testing services center.
Purdue University Northwest accepts a maximum of 90 transferable credits towards graduation from other colleges and universities.
Official high school transcript are required if a student has less than a combined total of 24 transferable college credits.
Applicants with less than 12 transferable credits will be evaluated on their official high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores or the appropriate placement test results from the university's testing services center.