Ready to apply? That's awesome. You're awesome, and we can't wait to meet you, so let's make that happen. To make it as easy as possible, you'll find the application, a checklist and a form for your counselor to fill out (if you're still in high school, that is). We've listed all the requirements below that, so go ahead and get started. See you soon!
What You Need When Applying:
- Official high school transcripts or GED scores (unless holding an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college/university)
- Official regionally accredited college/university transcripts (if transferring to PNC)
- $30 transcript evaluation fee (if transferring to PNC)
- DD-214 (military discharge form) (if a veteran)
Transcripts can be sent to:
Purdue University North Central
Schwarz Building Room 40
1401 S. US Hwy 421
Westville, IN 46391-9542
- An Indiana Core 40 or Academic/Technical Honors high school diploma, or equivalent
- A scholastic aptitude test score of at least 1400 on the SAT or 20 on the ACT
- Incoming students coming directly from Indiana high schools as of 2012 must have passed their End of Course Assessments (ECA's) or be on track to get a waiver
- five-subject GPA calculation including math, English, science, social studies and foreign language.
If an applicant's academic background does not meet the direct entrance standards, the applicant may be granted one of the following alternative offers of admission:
- Conditional admission (with the stipulation that the conditional status will be re-evaluated once the student has completed 12 college-level credit hours with a "C" or better)
- Admission on probation (admission with the understanding that if the student does not achieve a specified average in the first semester, the student will be dropped from the university. In most cases, admission on probation will be applied only to transfer students who were on probation at their previous school and to former Purdue students who left the university while on probation
All of the alternative admission offers are granted based on the belief that the student has a reasonable chance of gaining regular admission at a later date. If the applicant's academic history cannot support this belief, the applicant will be denied admission to the university.
* Any admission to the university is provisional pending the receipt of all required student information. The university reserves the right to cancel any admission if a student fails to provide all necessary credentials or if fraudulent statements are made by the applicant on the application for admission.
Information for Home School Students
- Take the SAT I or ACT (with essay) test late in your junior year or early during your senior year.
- Format your home-school transcript as required by the PNC Admissions Office (transcript requirements are described below). Following these requirements result in a transcript that can be used for most any college or university to which you apply.
- Apply for admission to Purdue North Central when six semesters of grades as well as your SAT I or ACT scores are available. Students may be admitted pending the senior year transcript. Depending on quality indicators, applicants may be required to take the PNC Assessment test in English and mathematics as a part of the enrollment process.
Home-school transcripts should include:
- Student's name, address, phone number and date of birth
- All courses and related grades for each high school grade level (grade 9, 10, 11, 12):
- The grade earned in the course
- If grade 12 courses have not been completed, please indicate all courses the student will be attempting to complete
- Grading scale used to determine grades
- Date of graduation or expected date of graduation
- (If applicable) Home school registration number obtained from the Indiana Department of Education
- Notarized signature of the home school administrator
Submit a photocopy of the SAT I or ACT score report received by the student. No handwritten transcripts or test scores are accepted.
Many home school students wish to enroll in college courses while completing their high school curriculum. PNC's Superior High School Student program also encourages home-schooled student applications.