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You’ve earned your Associate of Applied Science—now put it to work toward a bachelor’s degree. Our Bachelor of Applied Science allows you to complement your expertise with leadership and management skills by following one of five tracks:
- Business specialty
- Supervision and leadership
- Information Technology
- Information Systems
While the business specialty, supervision and leadership, information technology, and information systems tracks have specific requirements, the interdisciplinary track is more flexible and is our most popular option.
Earn a nationally recognized degree at an affordable price in as little as two years—apply now and advance your degree.
BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE EVENTS AND INFORMATION
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Resident: $291.00/credit hour
Out-of-State Online Programs: 1.5 times resident rate. See full tuition information.
Scholarships are available for qualifying students, including transfer students.
What does "accreditation" mean, and why is it important?
An accredited school has gone through a rigorous check by an authority on education to make sure the school meets their standards and is qualified to teach students the programs they are offering. This helps students determine acceptable institutions for enrollment and assists institutions in determining acceptability of transfer credits.
What makes up a bachelor's degree?
A minimum of 32 hours of residential credits, at the 200-level or greater, must be earned at Purdue Fort Wayne.
What is the difference between the Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), and Associates in Applied Science (A.A.S.)?
Associate of Arts (A.A.)
The A.A. is a two-year degree that’s designed to transfer to a four-year school. The A.A. is best for those planning to pursue four-year majors that fall under Liberal Arts (such as art, art history, psychology, history, English, philosophy, and theater).
Associate of Science (A.S.)
Like the A.A., the A.S. is a transfer degree. It is best to choose the A.S. if you plan to major in something like math or astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, or other science.
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
The A.A.S. is a a career/technical degree that prepares you to enter skilled occupations such as nursing, accounting, machining, computer networking, welding, etc.
Is it necessary to finish the associate degree before transferring to a university?
For the Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) program, no. For the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) program, you must have completed your A.A.S. degree to transfer into that program.
If I apply for the B.AS., what areas of study can I focus in?
Individuals interested in a B.A.S. can take ANY ONE of the following five concentrations (no matter what your A.A.S. focused in): Business, Information Systems, Information Technology, Interdisciplinary, or Supervision & Leadership. All of these concentrations are available face to face or fully online.
How many credit hours will transfer? Does my GPA from my previous college transfer?
An unofficial credit evaluation can be done any time during the application process. After admission, an official transfer credit evaluation (TCE) will be completed by the Registrar’s Office. We will only accept up to 88 college credits from schools that are regionally accredited, with a completion grade of C- or better.
No, your transfer GPA does not calculate into your Purdue Fort Wayne GPA.
Yes. More information about Military Student Services can be found here.
What if I graduated more than 10 years ago, can I still transfer? Will "D" or "F" grades transfer?
For both the B.G.S. and B.A.S. programs, you can transfer dated credits.
No, grades of C- or better will transfer.
Can I change majors?
If you are accepted the Bachelor of General Studies or the Bachelor of Applied Science programs and choose to switch your major, you can do that, but a transfer credit review will be re-done by the new major department and many of your credits may not be applicable (especially from the A.A.S. degree).
How and when do I apply for transfer admission? Do I need to submit official ACT/SAT scores as a transfer student?
You can apply for transfer admission by filling out the online transfer application at www.pfw.edu/apply.
We have priority, preferred, standard, and rolling admission deadlines, depending on the time of year you apply. Deadlines can be found here. If choosing rolling admissions, be sure to give yourself plenty of time to submit your application and credentials before the start of the semester. The sooner you apply for admission the easier the transfer process will be.
We are a SAT/ACT test optional school. That being noted, those scores are used for some scholarship awards.
What is an articulation agreement and how does an articulation agreement help me?
An articulation agreement is an official partnership between colleges and universities that outlines how credits toward a degree will be recognized and applied toward general education, major, and elective requirements.
These formal transfer guides between colleges and universities guarantee if you follow a specific program of study, you will be assured that your courses will transfer and count toward your major. Using these agreements as guides will take away the guesswork.
What is considered an “official” transcript and do I have to submit an official transcript from every college or university I have attended?
An “official transcript” is one that is mailed directly from your previous institution to Purdue Fort Wayne’s Office of Admission. It can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Purdue Fort Wayne Admissions, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805.
Yes, even if you enrolled but withdrew or only received credit for one class, you have to request official transcripts to be mailed to PFW from every college or university attended.
Where can I get more information about financial aid and scholarships?
You will need to apply for federal/state financial aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.FAFSA.ed.gov. Purdue Fort Wayne’s school code is 001828.
Transfer student scholarship opportunities: https://www.pfw.edu/nancial-aid/types/scholarships.html
When do I register for my first semester of classes at Purdue Fort Wayne?
Once you have been admitted to PFW, you will receive an email to accept your admission. Following your acceptance, someone from Student Success will reach out to at your PFW email. Be sure to set up your PFW email right after you accept your admission so you can take the necessary steps to enroll in classes. Registration periods are determined by semester and you will need to register for classes with an academic advisor.
What is an academic residency requirement?
Academic residency requirements at Purdue Fort Wayne is 32 credit hours for the B.G.S. or B.A.S. programs. They outline the number of credits you must take at an institution to receive a degree, whether online or in person. Thirty of these credits must be at the 200 level or above. Classes at 300 level can be transferred in and applied to a degree.
Who can I contact if I would like more information or to set up a visit? Do recruiters ever come to my campus?
Beth Carlin. Text or call at 260-240-0256, email at email@example.com or set up a zoom meeting here.
Yes. Recruiters typically come to campus, but during the pandemic, these are virtual visits.