Information for Exchange Partners
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) has prepared this webpage to provide information to its student exchange partners in the hopes that it will be helpful in promoting PNW to and advising your students. This page will be updated regularly.
Last Update: September 2020
|Contact for General Exchange Program Inquiries:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|PNW Contact for Incoming Exchange Students:||George Kacenga
Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions
|Office Address:||Purdue University Northwest
Office of Immigration Services
2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323, USA
|Office Phone and Fax Numbers:||Phone: +1-219-989-2754 Fax: +1-219-989-8302|
|Informational Websites:||International Admissions
English Language Program (ELP)
Admission Deadlines, Eligibility Criteria, and Immigration Information
Partner institutions should contact the Director of Education Abroad to confirm exchange spot availability ahead of nomination deadlines.
|Period of study:||A student may apply for:
Exchange spots for summer term may be available depending upon the signed exchange agreement on file.
|Student Application Deadlines:||
|Required Documents:||The Director of International Admissions will email the online application link to the nominated students and their home coordinator. Please do not mail any admission documents prior to receiving this email.
*If the home institution provides the transcript and English test score instead of the student then PNW will accept an unofficial copy.
|Immigration Information:||Exchange students must have a form DS2019 to apply for the appropriate visa to enter the United States. To receive the DS2019 form, accepted students will:
Additional costs associated with the immigration process to plan for include:
|Insurance Requirements:||Students are required to provide proof of medical insurance that meets the following minimum coverage:
International Student Insurance is one company of which PNW is aware of that meets these minimum requirements.
The following information is for academic year 2020-2021.
|Residence Hall Check In:||
|Final Exams and Semester Ends:||
English Language Test Score Requirements
Exchange students should submit documentation from one of the following tests showing the below minimum scores or higher. Note: some programs may require higher scores.
Students wishing to participate in the English Language Pathway Program may consult this page for information on the necessary test scores and application process.
|TOEFL (PBT)||iBT||IELTS||EIKEN (Japan Only)||TOEIC (Korea Only)|
|550 or higher||79 or higher||6.5 or higher||B1 or higher||751 or higher|
Tuition and Other Expenses
|Tuition and Fees (single semester):||
|Estimated Other Expenses (books, health insurance – single semester):||$2,750|
|Required Proof of Financial Sponsorship Amount (single semester):||
For academic year students, double these amounts.
Campus housing is normally available for international students and students will apply through the PNW student portal once they are admitted to the university. The approximate cost of room and board is USD $5,500 per semester. There is also a $200 deposit and $20 application fee paid via the student portal.
Visit PNW’s Housing page for more details on campus housing.
|Arrival Airport:||Chicago O’Hare (ORD) or Chicago Midway (MDW)|
|Airport Pick-up Service||Free airport pickup is available during designated dates and times. Check here for additional information.|
|Immunization Requirements:||Students are required to have certain immunizations if they live on campus. Please refer to PNW’s Housing page for more information.|
|Ordering PNW Transcripts:||Official transcripts may be ordered online via the Registrar’s website. If the student is no longer a current PNW student, please note that they will have to click on the link to register for a new account.|