Purdue University (IN) Prepares for the Common Application

Purdue University Prepares for the Common Application

In August 2013, Purdue will transition to the Common Application for students who will be applying for 2014 enrollment. We’ve begun communicating about the Common App with high school juniors and offer the information below to help you and your students.
    • The 2014 Common App will be available by Aug. 1.
    • Only freshmen will apply to Purdue using the Common App. Transfer students will use the Purdue transfer application.
    • We will have an Early Action deadline of November 1. This also is the deadline for scholarship consideration and the firm deadline for admission to Nursing and Veterinary Technology.
    • Students who complete their application by the Early Action deadline will have an admission decision on December 13.
    • We will require the Common App school report but when submitting the school report, counselors will be able to opt out of the counselor recommendation. Opting out won’t hurt a student’s application, but a recommendation can help students be more competitive candidates for admission and scholarships.
    • Purdue will have a simple supplement to ask questions that are not included on the Common App.
    • Beginning with the 2014 enrollment year, the Purdue application fee will be $60.
As always, Purdue admissions staff members are available to answer questions by phone, (765) 494-1776, or email, admissions@purdue.edu. In addition, the Common App website has excellent information pages for students and school officials.

Important Dates and Deadlines for 2014 Enrollment

Purdue’s application deadline is changing. Beginning with students who will apply for 2014 enrollment, November 1 will be our Early Action application deadline. Below are key dates and deadlines for 2014 enrollment.
  • November 1 – Early Action deadline
  • November 1 – Firm deadline to be considered for merit scholarships and for admission to Veterinary Technology and Nursing
  • December 13 – Begin releasing decisions for fall 2014 and summer 2014 freshman applicants
  • March 1 – deadline to file a FAFSA
  • May 1 – deadline to accept offer of admission
To meet deadlines, applications must be complete. As we move to the Common App, a completed application will include the application itself, an official high school transcript, an agency-reported SAT or ACT test score (including writing), the Common App school report and counselor recommendation (or recommendation opt out) and a $60 application fee (or qualified fee waiver).

Two-Year Tuition Freeze

Not quite two months into his Purdue presidency, Mitch Daniels announced a two-year tuition freeze, which will hold tuition and most fees at current levels through the 2014-15 academic year. With this move, the president demonstrates his and the University’s commitment to ensuring that a Purdue degree will remain a valuable investment that is accessible to academically qualified students.
“In this period of national economic stagnation, it’s time for us to hit the pause button on tuition increases. Our students and their families deserve a high-value education that they can afford,” President Daniels said. “Purdue is a national leader in the value of its degrees and we intend to increase that value further.”
More details about the tuition freeze are available online.

MyMoney Fosters Financial Literacy

Managing personal finances is a learned skill. Whether it’s planning a budget, learning about investments, or just deciding whether it’s smart to buy that new pair of shoes now or to wait another month, www.purdue.edu/mymoney can help your students strengthen their financial skills.
Through collaboration with financial professionals, MyMoney offers resources to strengthen the financial fitness of K-12 students, college students, parents, teachers and anyone who visits the site to seek out its wealth of information. Through blogs and Twitter feeds, MyMoney provides current and relevant financial news and information to its followers.
Contact Brandon Endsley, bendsley@purdue.edu in Purdue’s Division of Financial Aid for additional information about the MyMoney website.
Early Action and Firm Deadlines – Students who complete their application by the November 1 Early Action deadline are guaranteed to have an admission decision when Purdue begins releasing decisions in December and will be considered for scholarships. After the Early Action deadline, Purdue will continue accepting applications for all majors except nursing and veterinary technology. November 1 is the firm deadline to apply for nursing and veterinary technology.

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