COVID-19 Admissions Guide

All of us are adjusting to changes from COVID-19, but we want to reassure you that PNW is excited to welcome students. See answers to your common questions about Powering Onward with PNW, including virtual visits, test score and our fee waiver.

Looking Ahead to Fall 2021

Ready to return—and ready to roar! Purdue University Northwest is looking forward to welcoming faculty, staff and students back to campus for the Fall 2021 semester.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Purdue University Northwest Office of Admissions is now providing virtual office hours. Join our Zoom session and connect with our Admissions Counselors. You’ll be able to connect one-on-one with our Admissions Counselors and get all of your lingering questions answered.

Your health and safety is important to us. Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), in-person campus visits are canceled until further notice. In the meantime, we encourage you to enjoy our virtual admissions information sessions. You can also set up a virtual appointment with an admissions representative.

Virtual Admissions Information Sessions are online sessions about PNW. These virtual sessions are in a webinar format (i.e. you will not be on camera), and include a live presentation. There will be an opportunity for Q&A via an interactive chat feature.

  • High School Seniors/Underclassmen students (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) can learn more about the Purdue University Northwest student experience and academic colleges
  • Transfer students (Tuesday) can learn more about transferring to PNW
  • PNW accepts “P” and “S” grades (non-remedial courses only) for transfer credit and posts the applicable course articulation on the student record.  The grades are considered as a “C” letter grade and will automatically apply within the degree audit unless a minimum grade greater than a “C” is required as a pre-requisite.
  • Students planning to transfer credit to PNW should visit Transfer to PNW  to see how course will apply to PNW degree requirements

PNW will accept your official transcripts through the Parchment system or directly from your high school or college/university.  Official final high-school transcripts must include graduation date, final semester grades, and diploma type (for Indiana public schools only). Official college transcripts must include completed term course grades.

PNW is test optional for the Fall 2021 and Fall 2022 admissions cycles. This means that for students applying to be part of the university’s class of 2025, the SAT and ACT standardized tests are not required. There will be no advantage for students who choose to take the tests and no penalty for those who choose to not take the tests.

Your PNW application portal will allow you to view your admission decision letter, accept your offer of admission, view your student profile and learn more about New Student Orientation.