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Admissions FAQs

All students who complete their application by November 1 will receive a decision from the Office of Admission on January 15. Krannert and Purdue have a holistic review process that factors in many items when reviewing applications, including GPA, ACT/SAT test scores, extracurricular involvement, and the essay. We pay close attention to your math and English grades. Calculus is a required course in our degree plans so courses like pre-calculus and calculus are the best preparatory courses. Here are the Office of Admissions course requirements.

Krannert does not have a direct admit process like those found at other business schools. Around 75 percent of our incoming students each year are admitted into a pre-major: pre-accounting, pre-economics, etc. These students are required to complete five core courses and earn at least a 3.0 GPA in order to move into Upper Division. Specific requirements for each major can be found on the Plan of Study. Approximately 25 percent of our incoming students are admitted into Upper Division. These students may begin taking Upper Division courses as soon as freshman year if they've met the pre-requisites required for those courses. All Krannert students complete the same core courses required for graduation.

Incoming students must apply for Krannert scholarships by December 15. The application can be found by logging into your Purdue portal after you have submitted your application for admission.

Yes, we have three: Larsen Leaders Residential Program, The Data Mine, and Women in Management

There are also Universal Learning Communities open to students across campus. Options that may be of interest include Boiler Serves: Community Engagement; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and Leadership for Social Change.

3.0 transfer GPA and a “B” or above in Calculus.

You must have taken college-level calculus with a B or better in the course to transfer to Krannert.

Integrated Business and Engineering is not currently accepting transfer students.

The Office of Admissions evaluates all transcripts and makes final decisions about how credits transfer to Purdue. The Purdue Transfer Credit Course Equivalency Guide can help you determine the Purdue equivalency for many courses.

The Krannert School of Management focuses on the intersection of business and technology. Data analytics is woven throughout the curriculum and our students graduate understanding how to use data to make sound business decisions. Krannert is one of the smaller colleges at Purdue, which allows us to offer students personalized attention at a world-class Big Ten University.

The Larsen Leaders Academy (LLA) builds leaders who will change the world for the better. We welcome highly motivated, high-ability students with a passion for excellence and desire "to do their best to become the best they are capable of becoming." LLA is a rigorous, structured program that takes students on a transformational leadership journey involving concentrated leadership coursework, experiential learning, and immersive experiences unique to undergraduate education. Students learn to critically think, communicate, and collaborate. With opportunities to reflect in novel classrooms such as Gettysburg, Yosemite, NASA, and abroad, LLA students develop self- and other-awareness through emotional intelligence as they search for meaningful purpose-their "why."

Yes, all incoming Krannert students will participate in CareerBound. Through curriculum and co-curricular activities, students will develop eight competencies for career readiness. Beginning sophomore year, students will be paired with a Krannert alumni mentor. Krannert advisors, faculty and staff will guide and coach students to attain the highest levels of competency.

The Krannert Professional Development Center conducts resume critiques, provides elevator pitch coaching and gives mock interview feedback. The KPDC hosts three career fairs annually, typically bringing in more than 130 companies to the spring and fall career fairs. A required Krannert course, MGMT 295, is taught by KPDC staff. It focuses on career preparation and progression.

Yes, we offer one-week programs during spring break, and two-week and four-week programs during May and June. Students may also study abroad for a semester, or up to an entire academic year.

Yes, we offer a Master’s in Human Resource Management to high-achieving students, which only requires one additional semester of study. We also offer a one-year Master of Accounting Pathway Program, which will prepare students to sit for the CPA exam.

Yes, we have two! A week-long Empowering Women in Business course is offered in July. High school students will earn one college credit upon completion. And, the BOP Future Scholars Summer Camp is a week-long experience, also in July for rising high school seniors from historically underrepresented minority groups.