Students at the Purdue Polytechnic Institute at South Bend 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.
Admissions Factors for Degree-Seeking Students
- Subject matter expectations completed in high school or previous college work
- Overall grades in academic coursework
- Grades related to intended major
- Strength of student's overall curriculum in high school and/or college
- Trends in achievement
- SAT or ACT+Writing sent directly from the testing agency (required for applicants who graduated from high school with the past five years and who have not completed at least 24 college credits). Test scores must be sent electronically from the testing agency. When registering to take one of these tests, take advantage of the free reporting option to have the testing agency send your scores directly to Purdue (SAT School Code: 1631; ACT School Code: 1230).
- Personal background and experiences
- Information provided by high school counselor or other school/college official
- High school diploma or GED
Minimum Subject Matter Expectations (these match those required for the Indiana Core 40 Diploma and can be met by previous academic work in high school or through college courses; generally a semester of college work is equivalent to 2 credits or 1 year of high school coursework)
- English/Language Arts: 8 high school credits
- Mathematics: 6 high school credits (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II); 8 high school credits recommended
- Science: 6 high school credits (includes 4 credits of laboratory science)
- Social Studies: 6 high school credits
- Note: Foreign language is not required, but 4 high school credits are recommended
Applicants with no college experience and who graduated from high school prior to 2011 and do not meet the Subject Matter Expectations will be reviewed on an individual basis.
Transfer Applicants who have coursework at a post-secondary institution:
- Minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Meet Subject Matter Expectations