Office of International Education

Freshman (Beginner) Admissions

FRESHMAN (BEGINNER) APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FALL 2018

Students who have graduated or will graduate from secondary school but have not earned credits at a post-secondary institution should apply as a freshman (beginner) student. Students who have graduated from a secondary school and who have also earned credits at a post-secondary institution should apply as transfer students.

Requirements:

Completed Common Application or Beginner Application

Proof of English Proficiency:

Required for students whose native language is other than English. Official score reports from any one of the following tests must be submitted directly to IPFW from the testing agency:

  • TOEFL: 79
  • IELTS: Minimum 6.5 Overall Band Score
  • SAT: 25 Reading
  • SAT (prior to 05/2016): 450 Critical Reading
  • ACT: 20 Composite
  • A Level First Language English: Minimum grade “C” or above
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program: SL or HL English with a grade of 5 or higher
  • PTE Academic: 58
  • ELS Language Center: Completion of level 112
  • Students attending US High Schools:
English proficiency testing requirement may be waived if the last two years of regular (not ESL) HS English have been completed with grades of “C” or above.

School Codes:

  • TOEFL: 1336
  • SAT: 1336
  • ACT: 1217

Transcripts:



  • Secondary school transcripts may be uploaded through the Common App or sent directly to the institution. If not issued in English, English translations must accompany the official transcripts.

GPA Requirement:

  • 2.50 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale from all secondary schools attended

Transfer of IB, AP, A-Level Credits:

Scholarships:

Purdue Fort Wayne Merit Award
$7,500.00 Tuition Award Per Year - No Application Required

     Requirements (any one of the following minimum test scores):

  • SAT: 1800 (old SAT)
  • SAT: 1290 (new SAT)
  • ACT score: 27
  • TOEFL: 87
  • IELTS: 7.0

                        AND

  • Minimum high school CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

     Scholarship Renewal: Up to 4 years. Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress while enrolled