Office of International Education

Freshman (Beginner) Admissions


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.


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


  • 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:


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


  • 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