First Time College Students

Destination: Purdue Calumet 

The following documents need to be submitted to apply for admission:

  • A completed Application for Admission
  • $25.00 Non-Refundable Application Fee
  • An Official High School Transcript or GED Scores(if applicable).
  • And, the results from either the:
    • College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or
    • American College Test (ACT).

    EXCEPTION: For applicants who have graduated from high school one year or more, the appropriate placement test results from the university’s Testing Services Center will substitute for SAT or ACT scores.

 Once all the required documents are ready to be submitted, please send them to:

Office of Admissions
Lawshe Hall, Room 130
2200 169th Street
Hammond, Indiana 46323-2094

 Admitted Students click here for steps on accepting an offer of admissions


2015-16 Criteria for Unconditional Admission to Purdue University Calumet

Admission to Purdue University Calumet is based on the following:

  • Completion of the Indiana Core 40 curriculum (or equivalent)
  • Minimum 2-part (CR + M) SAT score of 900 (or equivalent  ACT composite score)
  • Applicants with 2-part SAT scores lower than 900 can be admitted if they have a 5-subject GPA of 2.5 or higher

Students seeking admission to specific Purdue University Calumet majors or colleges will need to meet respective minimum GPA and course requirements.

*Core 40 becomes Indiana’s required high school curriculum in Fall 2007. In Fall 2011 a Core 40 high school diploma will be required for entrance to any four-year public Indiana college/university. In addition to considering high school courses, Purdue University Calumet will continue to use other factors such as grade point average, class rank, trends in achievement, honor courses, and test scores when reviewing applicants for admission. We will evaluate applicants on an individual basis and in relation to their requested major. 

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Dual Credit

Definition of Dual Credit

A high school student who is enrolled in the high school and is taking college level courses. These students are not considered dual enrolled and you do not calculate instructional days and minutes for them. Definition provided by the Indiana Department of Education.

Dual credit as defined by Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Dual Credit Courses

Dual Credit Course Listing and Descriptions

Dual Credit FAQ’s

Indiana Department of Education Frequently Asked Question About Dual Credit (PDF) 

Indiana Dual Credit Programs

Rule 10

Rule 10: A high school student who is enrolled in the high school and is taking college level courses on campus.

Rule 10 Application (PDF)

Rule 10 Course List (PDF)