• Admissions

  • You are closer to earning your degree. We have everything you need to know about applying for admission to Purdue University Global.

  • Admissions Requirements for Prospective Students

    • General Admissions Requirements

      You must complete an Enrollment Agreement and all required documents and submit monies as outlined at www.purdueglobal.edu/tuition-financial-aid/tuition-reduction/. The Enrollment Agreement must be signed by a parent or legal guardian if you are younger than 18 years of age.

      • You may be required to complete an informational interview.
      • You are encouraged to tour the campus and/or online learning environment before enrolling.
      • All courses are taught in English. You must be able to speak, read, and write English fluently. English abilities will be determined through the University's interview and application process.
      • You must complete financial arrangements prior to starting class.
    • Program and State Admissions Requirements
      • All applicants must complete any programmatic admissions requirements, if applicable. Contact an Admissions Advisor for specific requirements.
      • For nursing programs, documentation of any required health examinations, tests, and immunizations must be presented prior to registering for clinical courses or an externship experience. Health science programs may require health examinations, including pathology tests and immunization records, to be administered no earlier than 12 months prior to the end date of the externship. Documentation must be submitted prior to registering for clinical courses or an externship. Nursing and health science programs may require additional documentation as necessary to comply with specific federal and/or state requirements for student nurse candidates and health science profession candidates. Contact an Admissions Advisor for information on the specific documentation required for the program of your choice, as well as timeframes for submitting this documentation.
      • The state and various other agencies may require criminal background checks before you can be placed in an externship or take professional licensing, certification, or registration exams. If you have prior felony convictions, you may be denied the opportunity to take professional licensing, certification, or registration exams, or may be denied a license or certification to practice in some states even if the exam is taken and successfully completed. You are responsible for inquiring about current requirements prior to enrolling in the program of your choice.
      • Some programs require documentation that need not be submitted at the time of admission, but is required for successful completion of the program. If you attended high school in a foreign country, additional documentation may be required.
    • International Admissions Requirements
      • Purdue Global is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant, alien students. International students who wish to be admitted to any Purdue Global for-credit program must be 18 years or older, and must complete admissions requirements and provide evidence of adequate financial resources. To ensure that international students are prepared to complete college-level coursework, they must demonstrate a command of oral and written English skills. 
      • Transcripts from foreign institutions must meet the same requirements as domestic institutions and must be translated and evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to enrollment. The University does not guarantee the transferability of credits from other educational institutions.

      Learn More About International Admissions Requirements

    • Additional Undergraduate Student Admissions Requirements
      • To apply to Purdue Global's undergraduate programs, you must meet one of the following standards:
        • Be a high school graduate or possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate or state-specific equivalency diploma test
        • Possess a Home Study certificate or transcript from a Home Study program that is equivalent to high school level and recognized by your home state; you must also be beyond the age of compulsory attendance in that state
        • Be a high school senior eligible to apply and submit proof of high school graduation
        • Possess the foreign equivalency of a U.S. high school credential

      You must attest to high school graduation or an approved equivalent. Acceptable attestation for the University may be the proof of graduation attestation included on an Enrollment Agreement, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or any other document deemed acceptable by the University. Tennessee residents and holders of foreign secondary education credentials have an additional requirement (see below).

      The statements made in this attestation are verified through a random sampling of students admitted to the University. If you are selected for this verification, you will have 30 days to provide the University with acceptable evidence of high school graduation or its equivalent. If the University is required to obtain this proof of graduation on your behalf, you will be charged a $10 fee. Title IV financial aid cannot be used to pay this fee; you must pay the fee using your own funds.

      If, for any reason, your evidence or attestation of high school graduation or its equivalent is found to be false, untrue, or otherwise unacceptable, you will be subject to immediate dismissal from the University, all credits earned will be invalidated, and the University will take all other appropriate actions. All aid disbursed on your behalf will be refunded to the appropriate source, and you will be responsible for payment of these funds to the original source or to Purdue Global, as appropriate.

    • Criminal Background Check Requirements for Undergraduate Programs

      If you are enrolling in a Purdue Global program that requires a criminal background check, before you are fully admitted into the program you must submit a request for a criminal background check to the Purdue Global-approved vendor prior to the first day of your first term. No funding will be processed until an approved background check is on file. If your background check is not approved by the end of the third week of your first term, your enrollment will be cancelled.

    • Purdue Global Catalog

      Please see the Purdue University Global Catalog for additional information on all admissions policies.

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