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Application for Admission
There’s no better time than now.
If you’re ready to become a Mastodon, start your application today. You can also use these links to return to an application you previously started or check on the status of your submitted application.
What you need for undergraduate admission.
You have what it takes to be a Mastodon—to join the Herd of the ambitious, the inspired, and the bold. You’re ready to take thunderous steps toward the life you want. And we make it easy to get started. If you’re applying to be an undergraduate student, you need only the following few items to begin your application.
High School GPA
2.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Complete transcript from all educational institutions you’ve attended
Core 40 Diploma
Or a strong college-prep curriculum
SAT or ACT Scores
Not required, but scores are strongly encouraged for students who are applying to an engineering program
Get all the details.
Whether you’re a first-time or returning student, take a look at the following information to learn more.
Since we require official transcripts to be sent directly to us from your educational institution, it isn’t necessary to upload them through the application portal. If you upload your transcript yourself, it will not be considered official. You have the following options to provide Purdue Fort Wayne with your official transcript:
Purdue Fort Wayne strongly encourages all students to take the SAT or ACT. While not a requirement for admission to our university, standardized test scores are an important part of determining eligibility and calculating an award for the Purdue Fort Wayne Scholarship. You have the following options to provide Purdue Fort Wayne with your test scores:
- SAT: collegeboard.org
- ACT: act.org
- Mail: Office of Admissions, 2101 East Coliseum Boulevard, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
- Email: [email protected]
If your test scores are listed on your official high school transcripts, we will accept scores from the transcript.
If you were previously enrolled at Purdue Fort Wayne and are considering returning to the Herd, you fall into one of two categories: reentry or readmission. Review the following information to determine your status and what your next steps are to reenroll.
If you’ve attended Purdue Fort Wayne but have not registered for classes for more than one year, you must submit a new application. You will also need to provide the university with official transcripts from all colleges attended since your enrollment here. You will not have to pay an application fee. You are not guaranteed reentry or entry to your desired degree program.
If you have been academically dismissed from Purdue Fort Wayne—or any Purdue University campus—for the first time, you are required to wait for a complete semester (either fall or spring) before you can submit an application for readmission. In the case of two or more dismissals, the waiting period extends to two full semesters for readmission. Summer terms are not considered within this timeframe.
Reach out to your academic advisor to discuss your educational goals and address any questions about your academic standing before initiating the reapplication process. Please note that readmission to the university is not automatic, and acceptance into your current department or major is not guaranteed.
Graduate, International, and Transfer Students
If you fall into one of these categories, be sure to check out the special admissions criteria found on these respective sites.
Take in campus from near or far.
Sometimes making a campus visit is the deciding factor of where you want to attend college. We offer several visit options, from
in-person events to a narrated virtual tour. Browse what’s available and find what works for you.