Information for Incoming Undergraduate Students
High School Students
Admission to Purdue for undergraduate study in Engineering is handled by the Office of Admissions. The School of Engineering Education's First-Year Engineering Program is the entry point for all beginning engineering students. Students must complete the First Year Engineering Requirements before being eligible for admission into a professional engineering school (e.g. Electrical and Computer Engineering).
Preparation for Study in ECE
Students must satisfy the minimum admission requirements outlined by Purdue’s Office of Admissions. Although not required, additional preparation for study in Engineering disciplines can be obtained through the rigor of AP coursework, a computer science course, and additional courses in science and mathematics. Additional information can be found on Purdue's Advanced Placement Credit page.
Prospective Engineering students have several opportunities to visit campus and learn about Purdue Engineering. Some events, including Fall Preview Days and Purdue is For Me, offer opportunities to tour the the various ECE buildings and speak with an ECE Academic Advisor.
Admission to Purdue for undergraduate study in engineering is handled by the Office of Admissions. International students may also need to work with the office of International Students and Scholars (ISS). Transfer students should work with Admissions to see if they are eligible to apply for admission into a professional school. Additional information can be found on the Engineering Transfer Criteria page.
For information on how transfer credit will come into Purdue, students should use the Transfer Credit Database.
Courses listed in the transfer credit database as NXXXX (i.e. MA 2XXXX) indicate that there is no direct equivalent found at Purdue and the credit will come in as undistributed. In such cases, it is at the discretion of the ECE undergraduate office how and if the credit will be used (applicable to ECE degrees only). Students should be prepared to provide a course description for evaluation.
At least 32 credit hours and all 30000 level and above courses applied to the EE and CmpE Major Courses Requirement must be completed on the Purdue West Lafayette campus.
Regional Campus Transfer Students
Additional information for transfer students from a Purdue Regional Campus, including Purdue course equivalencies and institution-specific information, can be found on the Regional Campus Engineering Course Equivalencies page.
It is possible to apply to change your degree objective (CODO) to electrical or computer engineering. See: Change Your Major