Admissions

Apply to Purdue Polytechnic Columbus

Statewide students are admitted directly into, and are a part of, the Purdue Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University. Many factors contribute to Purdue's admission process. Applicants are reviewed on an individual and holistic basis.

First and foremost, applicants must be prepared academically for college and the program to which they are seeking admission. Applications will not be evaluated until a complete application and all required materials are received.


First-Time College Students

  • You are in this population if you are a current high school student or earned 11 or fewer semester credit hours at another college after high school graduation.
  • If you don't have access to ALL of your completed high school coursework through an online portal, request a copy of your transcript from your school counseling office before completing the courses and grades section of your application.
  • See Supporting Documents and Admissions Requirements for more information. 

Dates and Deadlines

NOVEMBER 1: Early Action Application Deadline.

  • Students who meet the Early Action deadline will have an admission decision on January 15. 
  • Application deadline to be considered for Purdue's full range of scholarships and the Honors College.

 

JANUARY 15: Regular Decision Application Deadline

  • Students who apply by the Regular Decision deadline will have a decision by March 31.

 

Applying for Spring

If you're applying to begin in the spring term, submit the application as early as possible prior to the start of the term. 

 

Supporting Documents and Admissions Requirements

  • New first time college students are required to submit a final high school transcript. This is typically submitted in the summer months. Do NOT submit copy of your high school transcript until you have fully completed your senior year and your high school transcript has been updated with final semester grades and graduation date. 

    • Final HS Transcripts can be sent to Purdue University, West Lafayette via an official transcript request system such as Parchment to admissions@purdue.edu or by postal mail to
      Purdue University Office of Admissions
      475 Stadium Mall Drive
      West Lafayette, IN 47907

       
  • New first time college students are required to submit official ACT and/or SAT scores. Scores should be sent from the testing center directly to Purdue University. Purdue accepts old or new SAT or ACT scores and do not require SAT Essay or ACT Writing. 

    • ACT scores can be requested to be sent by visiting www.act.org. Scores should be sent to Purdue University, West Lafayette school code 1230
    • SAT scores can be requested to be sent by visiting www.collegeboard.org. Scores should be sent to Purdue University, West Lafayette school code 1631

 


College Transfer or Purdue Regional Campus Transfer Students

  • You are in this population if you are taking or have completed 12 or more semester credit hours at another college after high school graduation. 
  • Applications for summer and fall terms are available Dec. 15 – July 1.
  • See Supporting Documents and Admissions Requirements for more information. 

Apply Now: Transfer Students

 

>> Spring 2020 Application

>> Summer 2020 Application (not yet open)

>>Fall 2020 Application (not yet open)

Dates and Deadlines

You should apply as early as possible prior to the term you want to begin.

To meet a deadline, your application must be complete, which means all required material has been received. See Supporting Documents and Admissions Requirements, below. 
 

August 1: Application available for Spring term

December 15: Application available for Summer and Fall terms

April 1: Deadline for summer enrollment

July 1: Deadline for fall enrollment 

November 1: Deadline for spring enrollment

 

Supporting Documents and Admissions Requirements

  • Transfers students are required to submit a final high school transcript unless a Bachelor of Science degree has already been completed. 

    • Final HS Transcripts can be sent to Purdue University, West Lafayette via an official transcript request system such as Parchment, to admissions@purdue.edu, or by postal mail to 
       Purdue University Office of Admissions
       475 Stadium Mall Drive 
       West Lafayette, IN 47907
  • Transfer students are required to submit official ACT and/or SAT scores unless at least 24 college credit hours have been completed. Scores should be sent from the testing center directly to Purdue University. Purdue accepts old or new SAT or ACT scores and do not require SAT Essay or ACT Writing. 

    • ACT scores can be requested to be sent by visiting www.act.org. Scores should be sent to Purdue University, West Lafayette school code 1230
    • SAT scores can be requested to be sent by visiting www.collegeboard.org. Scores should be sent to Purdue University, West Lafayette school code 1631
       
  • Transfer students are required to submit official copies of college transcripts from all colleges attended. 

    • Official transcripts can be sent to Purdue University, West Lafayette via an official transcript request system, to admissions@purdue.edu, or by postal mail to  
       Purdue University Office of Admissions
       475 Stadium Mall Drive 
       West Lafayette, IN 47907

Non-Degree Seeking Applicants

  • You are in this population if you are a Cummins employee looking to take courses for the apprenticeship program, a college student attending another institution who wants to transfer the credit back to your college, a local resident taking a class for personal enrichment, or a high school student who would like to take a Purdue course while still in high school. 
  • Applications for spring, summer, and fall terms are available.
  • See Supporting Documents and Admissions Requirements for more information. 

Dates and Deadlines

You should apply as early as possible prior to the term you want to begin.

To meet a deadline, your application must be complete, which means all required material has been received. See Supporting Documents and Admissions Requirements, below. 

 

Spring 2020: Applications due by December 13, 2019 
Summer 2020: Applications due by May 1, 2020
Fall 2020: Applications due by August 7, 2020

*Anyone wishing to apply after a deadline should contact Whitney Ramer at wnramer@purdue.edu 

 

Supporting Documents and Admissions Requirements

  • Pay the non-refundable application fee ($60 unless eligible for a fee waiver).
     
  • Submit a transcript from your most recently completed college or high school term 

    • ​Official transcripts can be sent to Purdue University, West Lafayette via an official transcript request system, to admissions@purdue.edu, or by postal mail to  
       Purdue University Office of Admissions
       475 Stadium Mall Drive 
       West Lafayette, IN 47907