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Applications for the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business must be completed using Purdue's Graduate School online application and will not be considered for review until all required materials have been received.
For more detailed information on how to submit your application, please review the steps to apply.
|Round 1||October 1|
|Round 2||November 17|
|Round 3||December 15|
|Round 4||March 15|
|Round 5 / Final International Applicants living outside of the U.S.||May 1|
|Final Domestic and International Applicants currently living in the U.S.||June 15|
The academic statement of purpose should not exceed two pages in length addressing the following prompts:
Required of all applicants:
The Academic Statement of Purpose and the Personal History Statement are two of the most important documents in your graduate school application. Information in the Personal History Statement should complement but not duplicate information in the Academic Statement of Purpose.
Two online recommendations are required in order for your application to be reviewed.
No paper recommendations will be accepted. We prefer that recommenders be faculty or instructors who are able to render an opinion on the basis of close, current, and sustained observation. We strongly urge that one recommendation is from your direct supervisor. Recommendations from friends, family members, acquaintances and other sources unable to evaluate professional or academic qualifications for study are not acceptable. No more than two recommendations are needed.
If you are admitted and choose to enroll at Purdue University, you must submit official transcripts to the Purdue University Graduate School. Once you submit official transcripts to Purdue University, they become property of the University and will not be returned.
The Office of Graduate Admissions accepts electronic transcripts from accredited colleges and universities sent via Parchment Exchange, the National Student Clearinghouse, or directly from the accredited college and university. The transcript must be sent to email@example.com in order to verify the authenticity of the documents.
An official transcript bears the original signature of the registrar and/or the original seal of the issuing institution. Transcripts and/or English translations may be mailed directly from a Registrar’s office to the Office of Graduate Admissions or you can choose to send the transcripts yourself.
Official documents may be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Purdue University Graduate School
155 South Grant Street, YONG 170
West Lafayette, IN 47907
You must upload to the online application transcript(s) and/or academic document(s) for every institution of higher education you attended regardless of whether or not a degree was received. If a transcript and diploma/degree certificate are not in English, an English translation (certified by the college or university which issued it) must be uploaded.
The uploaded transcript and/or academic document may be from the official or unofficial version of the document. An official transcript bears the original signature of the registrar and/or the original seal of the issuing institution. An unofficial transcript printed from your current/previous institution(s) student system is not an acceptable document.
If personal identifying information such as a student identification number or social security number appears on the document, remove this information from your electronic version of your document or mark out the information in black ink before scanning your document.
All transcripts and/or academic documents uploaded to the online application system are considered unofficial. The Purdue University Graduate School reserves the right to require official transcripts and/or academic documents at any time during the admissions process. Transcripts will not be returned.
**Please Note: A link for the required online Kira self-recorded video section is provided in the application portal once your application is submitted. Your application will not be reviewed until Kira and all other sections are complete, so plan to finalize all requirements prior to your preferred application deadline listed at the top of this page. Kira does not take the place of an admissions interview.
In the process of completing the Daniels School of Business graduate application, you will respond to 3 to 5 video essay questions. The questions vary for each program and are developed to assess core competencies that align with your specific program. The video essays are used by the admissions committee to identify business school competencies that we believe are key to building a diverse and strong cohort. You will be asked questions that will give us insight into your position on the following topics:
Just like many other business schools, we find these are some of the key skills that highly qualified candidates share. Additionally, we feel we get to know each candidate a little better as a result of the essays and gain insight that simply cannot be viewed on a written application.Please talk to your program specialist prior to submitting your essays if you would like some guidance on how to best prepare.
Applications for the Daniels School of Business must be completed using Purdue’s Graduate School online application. International applicants must follow a slightly altered application process.
Any individual who is not a permanent resident or citizen of the United States is classified as an international applicant. If you are a permanent resident, non-U.S. citizen, please upload a copy of your alien registration/green card within the online application. Permanent residents who do not provide a copy of an alien registration number will be reclassified as an international student for admission consideration and fees.
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit one Language Assessment Test for admission to the Purdue University Graduate School. Students can choose from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
The Graduate School accepts all valid forms of TOEFL testing. Daniels School of Business preferred scores are:
For the Internet-based test, all 5 minimum scores must be satisfied. Only official TOEFL scores received directly from the Educational Testing Service are acceptable. For further information, visit www.toefl.org. TOEFL scores must be reported to Purdue University’s Graduate School. Please use institution code 1631.
The Graduate School accepts the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. A copy of the official IELTS report must be scanned and uploaded into the online application. Daniels School of Business preferred scores are: An overall band score of 7.5 is required for admission, with 7.0 required per each section. For more information, visit www.ielts.org.
All scores must be documented by an official report from the Educational Testing Service. The TOEFL and IELTS must be no more than 24 months old at the time the application credentials are reviewed by the Graduate School.
We do accept Duolingo English test scores to meet English proficiency requirements. The Purdue Graduate School prefers a total score of 115 as well as 115 on each subsection for admission. The Daniels School of Business prefers a total score of 125 and prefers a score 125 on each subsection.
As an international student, you may be considered for an English language assessment test waiver only if you have obtained a baccalaureate degree, graduate or professional degree within the past 36 months from a college or university where English is the primary language of instruction, in a country where English is the native language. In order to meet this requirement, receipt of a degree must fall within the 36-month period when your documents are under review by the Daniels School of Business and Purdue University Graduate School. Test scores expire on the first day of the month in which they were taken.
If you were educated outside the United States, and the native language of the country where you were educated is not English, you must upload both a certified official transcript in the original language of instruction and a certified official English translation (certified by the college or university which issued it).
*You must also upload a certified official copy of your diploma/degree certificate in the original language of instruction and a certified official English translation. A Provisional Certificate does not meet this requirement.
In order to be considered for admission to the Daniels School of Business, international applicants holding a 3-year degree from India are expected to complete the Part 1 exams of a university master's degree to be eligible for graduate consideration. Post-graduate diploma programs offered by universities are also acceptable to complete the 4-year requirement. Professional programs offered by external agencies, organizations or non-university groups are not acceptable.
The Daniels School of Business waives the program application fee for:
For additional information about tuition and program costs, please contact the program specialist for details.
Note: If you pay the application fee before the fee has been waived, it is non-refundable.
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