How to Apply – ELP Admissions
STEP 1: English Language Program Student Application and Essay
Complete the application found here
Documents can be sent to International Admissions at:
Purdue University Northwest
Office of International Admissions
2200 169th Street
Classroom Office Building Room 176
Hammond, IN 46323
We must receive all required application materials on or before the deadlines below:
April 1- For Maymester/summer admission
June 1- For fall admission
November 15- For spring admission
STEP 2: Submit Application Fee
Students who have not attended a previous college must submit a non-refundable $25 application fee. The fee is payable online at the time of application.
Transfer students (students who have not attended a Purdue campus) must submit a non-refundable application fee of $55. This fee includes evaluation of all college transcripts.
STEP 3: Submit Official Transcripts
Please submit official transcripts from each secondary school, college or university attended.
- Transcripts should be official and show an original stamp or seal.
- Transcripts should be sent in an envelope, sealed by a secondary school, college, university, or examination board.
- If the original is not in English, include a certified, detailed translation.
- At least a 2.5 grade point average is required on secondary school transcripts
STEP 4: Submit Documentation for Student Visa
In order to obtain a student visa for studying in the United States, you must submit the documents listed below. If you are granted admission, they will be required in order for Purdue University Northwest to issue your “Certificate of Eligibility” or I-20. The I-20 is one of the main documents you will need to apply for a student visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate.
To receive an I-20, you will need to submit:
A. Scan or photocopy of photo page of your passport (if available)
B. Evidence of financial support in the amount of $27,200.00
Your documents must be original, or true and attested copies, and less than six months old. The minimum amount of financial sponsorship and support that must be shown on these original financial documents is $27,200.00. This is the estimated cost of tuition and fees, room and board, living expenses and miscellaneous costs for one academic year, which includes fall and spring semester (see details below). Maymester and summer sessions are additional. Tuition and fees are subject to change..
Fees & Tuition (Academic Year)
|Spring Semester||+ $7,100.00|
|Optional Maymester session=$1775.00 Optional Summer session=$4262.00|
|Miscellaneous (books, insurance)||+ $2,000.00|
|Total per academic year||= $16,200.00|
Living Expenses for All International Students
|Room and Board||$11,000.00|
|Total per academic year||= $11,000.00|
Estimated total: $27,200.00
STEP 5: Pre-arrival
Once you have received an admission letter from Purdue University Northwest, please read the pre-arrival information found here: http://www.pnw.edu/english-language-program/elp/pre-arrival/.
Once you have your visa and travel itinerary, you may Continue to Airport Pick-up and Housing Information Form.