Parents and Guardians Admissions Guide
Welcome parents and guardians!
At PNW, our students are at the center of everything we do. Small class sizes let your student really get to know their professors while hands-on learning opportunities help them graduate career ready.
Choosing a college is an important decision, and we know families play a crucial role in everything from the application process to move-in day. Find resources below to help your student make the right choice for their future!
How to Apply
Now is the perfect time to apply to Purdue University Northwest, as the $25 application fee for undergraduates will be waived until November 7! Our detailed guide takes you through our application process for first year and re-entering students.
The Big Picture
PNW is all about high quality education at a cost-effective price.
1 Year Full-Time Undergraduate
1 Year Full-Time Undergraduate
*Figures based on full-time (12 to 18 credit hours) enrollment for fall 2021 and spring 2022. Domestic non-resident students enrolled prior to fall 2018 will be assessed at the international rate.
See For Yourself!Launch Experience
The best way to see what life is like at Purdue University Northwest is to visit campus. Find the opportunity that’s right for you!
The Career Center helped me choose my majors, and the Center for Career Management helped me with interviews and networking. I received multiple interviews and/or offers for internships, including two "Big 4" public accounting firms.
PNW Graduates in Action
Purdue Northwest offers a pathway to success. Our graduates land with some of the top employers in the nation.
PNW graduates find careers in thriving industries such as healthcare, manufacturing and education.
Top local employers of PNW graduates include La Porte Hospital, Michigan City Area Schools and Parkview Health.
PNW alumni hold positions in some of the world’s most renowned companies including Microsoft, Amazon and Marriott.
Explore the Pride
Our community of learning has everything your student needs to thrive. From accounting to physics, explore PNW’s 70+ areas of study.
The Purdue University Northwest Police Department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide security for our campuses.
Students are less than a mile from their classes in the apartment-style housing on PNW’s Hammond campus.
Explore resources, information and tools designed to help your students have the best possible experience at Purdue University Northwest.
Key Dates and Deadlines
Oct 18PNW Application Fee Waiver
Now is the perfect time to apply to Purdue University Northwest, as the $25 application fee for undergraduates will be waived until November 7! Take the next step to success—apply to PNW today.
Nov 07College Goal Sunday
Do you need assistance in completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Attend College Goal Sunday and professional volunteers will be available to assist you in completing the form.
Nov 13Preview PNW – Westville Campus
Preview PNW on the Westville Campus walks through the admissions process, allows you to learn about majors that interest you and explore opportunities for scholarships and financial aid!
Dec 03Application Deadline for Academic Achievement Scholarship
Applying to PNW for Fall 2022? Submit your application by Dec. 3, 2021, to be eligible for a Academic Achievement Scholarship!