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Admissions FAQ

All students who complete their application by November 1 will receive a decision from the Office of Admission on January 15.

The Daniels School and Purdue have a holistic review process that factors in many items when reviewing applications, including GPA, ACT/SAT test scores, extracurricular involvement, and the essay. We pay close attention to your math and English grades. Calculus is a required course in our degree plans, so courses like pre-calculus and calculus are the best preparatory courses. Here are the Office of Admissions course requirements.

The Daniels School of Business does not have a direct admit process like those found at other business schools because Purdue University admits students into the respective colleges that they apply to.

Unless they meet the Upper Division requirements, business students are admitted into a pre-version of their major called the Lower Division. Around 65 percent of our incoming students each year are admitted into a pre-major/Lower Division: pre-accounting, pre-economics, etc. These students are required to complete the MAI/EAI (complete five core courses and earn at least a 3.0 GPA) in order to move into Upper Division. Specific requirements for each major can be found in the Plan of Study.

Approximately 35 percent of our incoming students are admitted into Upper Division. These students may begin taking Upper Division courses as soon as freshman year if they've met the required pre-requisites.

Nearly all (more than 99%) of those incoming students who start their first year in Lower Division/a pre-major move to Upper Division. 

All business school students complete the same core courses required for graduation. The average time to degree completion is less than four years for all Daniels School of Business students. 

Incoming students will be evaluated for scholarships as long as they apply by November 1 their senior year.

In the student's application portal, there is a Scholarship Universe portal which may have supplemental Purdue scholarships matching to a student and a list of outside scholarships.

Yes, we have three learning communities, through the Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE) program, the Larsen Leaders Academy, and the Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Business.

There are also Universal Learning Communities open to students across campus. Options that may be of interest include The Data Mine; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and Leadership for Social Change.

3.0 transfer GPA and a “B” or above in Calculus.

You must have taken college-level calculus with a B or better in the course to transfer to the Daniels School.

Integrated Business and Engineering is not currently accepting transfer students.

The Purdue Transfer Credit Course Equivalency Guide can help you determine the Purdue equivalency for many courses. The university's Office of the Registrar evaluates transcripts and makes final decisions about how credits transfer to Purdue.

The Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business is creating the next generation of students ready to lead, or found, great companies and transform society. We are a STEM-focused school training innovative thinkers who will thrive at the intersection of business and technology. Data analytics is woven throughout the curriculum and our students graduate understanding how to use data to make sound business decisions. Technology needs business to change the world. Our students and alumni harness communication skills, hands-on learning, and technological excellence to turn new discoveries into societal change.

Yes, all incoming business school students will participate in CareerBound. Through curriculum and co-curricular activities, students will develop eight competencies for career readiness. Beginning sophomore year, students will be paired with an alumni mentor. Our advisors, faculty and staff will guide and coach students to attain the highest levels of competency.

The dedicated staff in our career services office conduct resume critiques, provides elevator pitch coaching and gives mock interview feedback. We host three career fairs annually, typically bringing in more than 130 companies to the spring and fall career fairs. A required course, MGMT 295, focuses on career preparation and progression.

Yes! The Daniels School offers more than 100 approved study abroad programs all over the world. There is a program for every need: short-term programs, semester-long programs, and even year-long opportunities. Study abroad is an integral part of a global business leader's professional and personal development.

Yes! Many high-achieving business school students earn combined degrees from the Daniels School. We offer an MS in Human Resource Management that requires only one additional semester of study, for example. We also offer a one-year Master of Accounting Pathway Program, which prepares students to sit for the CPA exam. Learn more about combined degrees

Our on-campus Empowering Women in Business course is designed for young women who are rising juniors or seniors in high school. This exciting summer program for college credit introduces students to business principles and provides a glimpse of life as a Purdue Boilermaker.

The BOP Future Scholars Camp is also an on-campus summer experience. Rising high school seniors from historically underrepresented minority groups attend at no cost and discover career options related to functional areas of business.