Eligibility & Documents Required for Admission

International students aiming to get admission at Purdue University should satisfy the eligibility requirements as mentioned by the University and the government of the USA. As the acceptance rate of Purdue is estimated to around 58%, students must meet the requirements stated by the University. Documents like academic results, English test results should be submitted.

Basic Admission Requirements:

  • Overall grades in academics
  • Grades related to their preferred major
  • Strength of your overall high school curriculum
  • Non-academic achievements
  • Grades in core academic subjects such as English, academic math, laboratory science, foreign language, social studies
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Ability to be successful in preferred major
  • Essay and answers to Purdue questions
  • Personal background and experiences
  • Information provided by your high school
  • Time of year you apply
  • Space availability in the desired program

English Language Requirements


 Minimum Score required 






Admission Dates & Process 

Freshman applications dates and deadlines

Spring Semester 

  • Open - August 1
  • Deadline - October 1

Summer Semester

  • Open - August 1 
  • Deadline - January 1 

Fall Semester

  • Open-Honours deadline - November 1
  • Vet- Tech Deadline – November 1
  • Nursing Deadline – November 1

Priority Deadline

  • Deadline to accept offer – May 1 

Transfer Application dates and deadlines 
Spring Semester

  • Open - August 1 
  • Deadline - November 1 

Summer Semester

  • Open - December 15
  • Deadline - April 1 

Fall Semester 

  • Open - December 15
  • Deadline - July 1

Admission Process 

Purdue applications are reviewed individually and holistically with these two primary questions in mind. There is no definitive answer to 'what does it take to be admitted?' You can use the Freshman Class Profile Page to see “middle 50%” ranges for GPAs and SAT or ACT tests. However, these ranges represent the entire freshman class – the middle 50% for individual majors may be higher or lower based on space availability or the rigor of the program's curriculum.

Those that accept their offer of admission to Purdue must have a high school diploma or receive a recognized equivalent of a high school diploma (e.g., GED) unless they are 18 years of age or older. Purdue requires that students submit proof of high school graduation. Purdue will review to confirm that enrollment conditions have been met.

Evaluation begins when your application and all required material have been received. Here's what you need to know when preparing for admission to and success at Purdue:

  1. Complete your application as per required
  2. Meet the minimum requirements and be competitive 
  3. Do not miss deadlines

Frequently Asked Questions

It is suggested that you apply early in your senior year of college. Applying early has its advantages: more funding opportunities are typically available and more spaces may be available for admission, particularly in competitive programs.
Some programs accept applications for spring or summer admission. Please refer to the Graduate Program Requirements Web page to determine if your program of interest accepts applications for the spring or summer term.
The Graduate School welcomes applications from Bologna bachelor's degree recipients. Applicants with three-year baccalaureate degrees from countries that are not part of the Bologna Process may also be considered for admission, on a case-by-case basis, using holistic review. Conditions for admission should be clearly communicated to students at the time of their admission.
This figure varies from year to year and by program. Typically, the selectivity across all programs is approximately 30%.

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