Who is Eligible to Enroll?

Pathway To Purdue Agriculture requirements to begin the program:

  • Indiana resident
  • Will earn a high school diploma or equivalent certificate prior to enrollment
  • Meets “Program Ready” requirements at Ivy Tech (does not require College Prep English or Math)
  • Must not have completed more than 15 earned credit hours from any college or university after graduating from high school. Dual credit is not included in this limit.

Enrolling in Pathway to Purdue Agriculture

  1. 1. Apply to Ivy Tech Lafayette
  2. 2. Complete the Pathway to Purdue Agriculture Enrollment Request Form
  3. 3. Complete Purdue University's nondegree application

  If the student has applied to West Lafayette to be degree-seeking, the Pathway request form authorizes Purdue's Office of Admissions to create a new non-degree-seeking application. The student does not need to submit a second Purdue application or pay the application fee again.

  Application review for the Pathway to Purdue Agriculture begins mid-January.

  The deadline to submit Enrollment Requests for fall enrollment is March 30.

  To fully participate in the programs available on the Purdue campus, students should be admitted to both institutions by April 15 for enrollment the following fall semester. Once admissions is confirmed, students will be able to apply for student housing at Purdue and enroll in Purdue's student orientation program, Boiler Gold Rush.

Program Readiness

A student is program-ready for Pathway to Purdue Agriculture program when Ivy Tech's requirements (as determined by PSAT/SAT, ACT, Knowledge Assessment, or previous college coursework) are met to waive Academic Skills Achievement (ASA) courses in reading, writing, and math. The student must be placed into English Composition (ENGL111) for reading and writing, and MATH043 (Intermediate Algebra) or higher for math. Placement scores can be reviewed at ivytech.edu/assessment/placement-scores.html and Knowledge Assessment (KA) course placement at ivytech.edu/assessment/index.html

Continued Eligibility

For continued eligibility, the student will:

  • Maintain registration of 12 credit hours, including one course at Purdue University;
  • Meet jointly with the appropriate Ivy Tech and Purdue College of Agriculture academic advisors;
  • Participate in community-building and academic-support activities (a list of these activities will be provided each semester);
  • Maintain a cumulative 2.5 grade point average at each institution (If a student falls below a 2.5 GPA, an academic success plan will be approved by both academic advisors.);
  • Earn at least a 2.0 grade in each course for transfer credit to apply.