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How to Apply to PNW

Whether you’re finishing high school or pursuing a master’s degree, we make it easy to apply to Purdue University Northwest! See next steps for submitting your application!

How to Apply: Undergraduates

How to Apply: Graduate Studies

How to Apply: International Students

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Express Admission Days

AUGUST 15 & 16

Express Admission Day is designed to allow you to apply, turn in any transcripts and receive an admission decision the following business day. Whenever you are looking to start your PNW journey, we are ready to help.

See Dates and Register

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Find the Right Fit

With small classes, hands-on learning opportunities and an inclusive and welcoming environment, we’re confident PNW is the right place for you to build skills, make lifelong friends and launch your career. Here are four steps for seeing why PNW is right for you.

1. Visit Campus

The best way to know what life is like at Purdue University Northwest is to visit campus and see for youself!

2. Talk to the Admissions Team

Our experts can walk you through the application process and make sure you have everything you need to Power Onward with PNW.

3. Explore PNW Programs

From engineering to education, our six colleges have majors, concentrations and courses to suit every passion.

4. See How to Pay for College

PNW is all about quality education at an accessible price. Explore financial aid, including scholarships that don’t need to be paid back!


The smaller class sizes allow me to have more one-on-one interaction with professors, which is great. I can always go back and ask for help.

Aneri Patel, ’22, Mechanical Engineering

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More Information For...

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Undergraduate Students

We have everything you need to navigate the admissions and financial aid application processes.

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Transfer Students

It doesn’t matter where you start, it’s where you finish that counts. We’re excited to make the transfer process as smooth as possible.

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Graduate Students

Take the next step in your career or launch a new one with our graduate degrees and certificate programs.

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International Students

PNW students come from 38 countries. Learn more about our vibrant, diverse community.

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Veteran Students

PNW is committed to creating a community of support for veterans, active-duty service members and their families.

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Parents and Guardians

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.

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PNW en Español

Obtenga información importante sobre Purdue University Northwest, incluyendo los programas académicos y la vida estudiantil.

Aug 15

Apply Now for 2023!

The Purdue University Northwest application for Spring and Fall 2023 is now open! Apply today to join the PNW Pride.

Aug 16

Express Admission Days

Express Admission Day is designed to allow you to apply, turn in any transcripts and receive an admission decision the following business day.

Aug 18

Application Deadline for Fall 2022

Still looking to apply to attend Purdue University Northwest this fall? Classes start Monday, Aug. 22, so you’ll want to hurry, but you can apply for Fall 2022 until Aug. 18!

Sep 08

College Fair – Hammond Campus

Which college is right for you? Find the right fit—and invest in your future—with the Purdue University Northwest College Fairs!