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Admission to Upper Division Requirements

Krannert School of Management

The purpose of the Economics Admissions Index (EAI) courses is to give all Economics students a common academic background and to provide the opportunity to acclimate to the academic environment at Purdue. Students may not enroll in 300-level or above Economics or Management courses before being admitted to Upper Division Economics. To be admitted to Upper Division Economics, students must:

  • complete all EAI courses with an EAI GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • have a C- or higher in all EAI and ECON courses
  • not be on academic probation
Economics Admission Index (EAI) Courses
University Core Requirement
Microeconomics: ECON 25100 Behavioral/Social Science
Macroeconomics: ECON 25200 Behavioral/Social Science
Fundamentals of Speech Communication: COM 11400 or COM 21700 Oral Communication
First-Year Composition: ENGL 10600 or ENGL 10800 or SCLA 10100 Written Communication
Calculus I:  MA 16010 or MA 16100 or MA 16500 Quantitative Reasoning
Calculus II MA 16020 or MA 16200 or MA 16600 Quantitative Reasoning


  • EAI is calculated only with grades earned for the above courses taken in the Purdue system.
  • A maximum of three EAI courses may be taken two times each for a grade if you complete 4-6 EAI courses at Purdue; a maximum of two EAI courses may be taken two times each for a grade if you complete 2-3 EAI courses at Purdue
  • EAI courses completed with a letter grade from Purdue cannot be replaced by a transfer course
  • All EAI courses must be completed at Purdue or through other credit means. The EAI must consist of at least 2 Krannert graded courses (ECON 25200 & ECON 25100) or 3 Purdue graded EAI courses