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International Education

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Requirements

What you need to apply.

General Admission Requirements

  • Completed application and $30 application fee
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Proof of English proficiency (for students whose native language is not English)

Engineering Additional Requirements (Civil, Mechanical, Computer, and Electrical Engineering)

  • One semester of trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, or higher math

One of the following:

  • SAT-R Math 570
  • ACT Math 24+
  • PFW Math Placement 50+
  • AP Calculus AB score 4+
  • AP Calculus BC score 3+
  • Dual math credit MA 15400+
  • Previous college math credit MA 15400+

Advanced Standing
If you have completed the IB Diploma, Cambridge International AS/A levels, Oxford International AS/A levels, Pearson Edexcel AS/A levels, AQA AS/A levels,  OCR AS/A levels, and/or AP courses, you may qualify for university credit at Purdue Fort Wayne. Credits awarded vary based on program, grades, and intended major. Be sure to send your official score reports directly to the Office of International Education.

ACCEPTED EXAMS

General Admission Requirements

  • Completed application and $30 application fee
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Proof of English proficiency (for students whose native language is not English)

Engineering Additional Requirements (Civil, Mechanical, Computer, and Electrical Engineering)

  • One semester of trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, or higher math

One of the following:

  • SAT-R Math 570
  • ACT Math 24+
  • PFW Math Placement 50+
  • AP Calculus AB score 4+
  • AP Calculus BC score 3+
  • Dual math credit MA 15400+
  • Previous college math credit MA 15400+

International Transfer Credit Requirements
For any institution outside the United States that does not hold United States Regional Accreditation, a credential evaluation will be prepared by the Office of International Education. Undistributed credit in corresponding disciplines will be awarded for international credit unless course descriptions and/or syllabi are provided as well.

If your university has an exchange agreement with Purdue Fort Wayne, you can take advantage of all the opportunities that we have to offer. Please submit all official documents to your home coordinator or through International Student Exchange Programs to be considered for admission.

You will need to submit the following documentation:

  • Completed nondegree/guest application
  • Copy of biographical page of passport
  • Official transcript of current institution
  • Financial documents—official certification of finances provided on bank letterhead from a private sponsor, company, or government entity or bank statement; amount requested varies by program and will be communicated during the application process

General Admission Requirements

  • Completed application and $30 application fee
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Proof of English proficiency (for students whose native language is not English)

Note: nondegree students are not eligible for financial aid.

  • Application and $75 application fee
  • Official transcripts
  • Certification of graduation or degree certificate—to be submitted upon completion of undergraduate degree
  • GMAT for business administration (waivers available)
  • Letters of recommendation: one to three (varies by program)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Proof of English proficiency (for students whose native language is not English)

Explore Graduate Admissions

Undergraduate
To help you succeed, Purdue Fort Wayne requires one of the following regarding English-language proficiency (for students whose native language is not English):

  • TOEFL: 79
  • TOEFL Essentials : 8
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • SAT Reading Test: 25
  • ACT: 20
  • Duolingo English Test: 110
  • O, AS or A Level First Language English: C (or above) from Cambridge International, Oxford International, Pearson Edexcel, AQA, or OCR
  • International Baccalaureate SL or HL English: 5 (or higher)
  • PTE Academic: 58
  • ELS: Level 112
  • Students attending US high schools: English-proficiency testing may be waived if the last two years of high school English have been completed with grades of at least C (ESL will not qualify)
  • College-level English from an accredited US institution with a grade of C or better

Countries Exempt from English-Proficiency Requirement

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas, The
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Christmas Island
  • Cook Islands
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Gambia, The
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia 
  • Malawi
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Montserrat 
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norfolk Island
  • Palau, The Pacific Islands of
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom 
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Graduate
To help you succeed, Purdue Fort Wayne requires one of the following regarding English-language proficiency (for students whose native language is not English):

  • TOEFL: 80 overall, with minimum bands of 19 Reading, 18 Speaking, 18 Writing, and 14 Listening
  • TOEFL Essentials: 8 overall, with minimum bands of 8 Reading, 8 Speaking, 8 Writing, and 8 Listening
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with minimum bands of 6.5 Reading, 6.0 Listening, 6.0 Speaking, and 5.5 Writing
  • Duolingo English Test: 115 overall, with minimum bands of 115 Literacy, 115 Comprehension, 115 Conversation, and 115 Production
  • ELS: Level 112

Countries Exempt from English-Proficiency Requirement

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas, The
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Christmas Island
  • Cook Islands
  • Dominica
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Gambia, The
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norfolk Island
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • South Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

December 1

International students residing outside the United States who wish to start in the spring.

December 15

International students residing within the United States who wish to start in the spring.

May 1

International students residing outside the United States who wish to start in the fall.

July 15

International students residing within the United States who wish to start in the fall.

 

 * Some graduate programs have earlier deadlines.  Please check with the specific graduate program you are applying to and confirm the application deadline. 

 

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