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How to Apply

Ready to Begin Your Graduate Application? Let’s Get Started! 

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to apply to Purdue University's online graduate programs. If you are interested in applying for an undergraduate program or registering for a professional development program, please visit the specific program's webpage. 

Deciding to apply to Graduate School is exciting, but it can also feel like a daunting task. We are here to help make sure the process is clear and that you feel prepared to submit your application confidently.  

Prepare Your Graduate Application Documents 

  • Review the application checklist and required documents for your intended online program’s application.  
  • Most programs require a resume, personal statement, and academic transcripts. Other program applications require GRE scores and supplemental documents. It is important to make sure you have all that is required prior to applying.  
  • Have the e-mail addresses of your Letter of Recommendation writers on hand to input into appropriate section in the application. 
  • If you are an international student: 

Start Your Graduate Application 

The Graduate School Application is completely online, making it an easy process to upload documents and save your progress as you go.  

You can apply to up to three graduate programs. If your intended program is offered in an online (distance) format, it is listed under the West Lafayette/Main Campus. 

Paying the application fee is the final step to ensure your application is submitted. 

Be Mindful of Application Deadlines 

Don’t wait until it’s too late to apply: Prepare to submit early and be mindful of the deadline to ensure your specific online graduate program application is processed on time. Application deadlines differ for undergraduate residential programs. For more information, click the links below. 

Undergraduate Application, Apply Today

Graduate Application, Apply Now

Need Extra Help?  

Do you have a question about a specific document for your graduate application? Do you need assistance in completing the Graduate School application? Are you unsure if you meet all of the admission qualifications for your intended graduate program? Schedule an appointment with an Online Graduate Program Enrollment Counselor or email to get the answers to all of your online graduate application questions.