General Program Requirements

As you’re preparing to start your degree or certificate program at Purdue University Global, make sure you understand the specifics of your program and fulfill any requirements on schedule.

Pre-Start Requirements

Some degree programs have additional admissions requirements you must complete before you may start your program.

To see a complete list of your required documents and their status, sign in to Purdue Global Campus, click on the My Account tab, then on Account Documents . Many documents can be submitted to the University by uploading them to that page.

Financial Aid Packaging

If you are using federal financial aid to fund your education, you need to submit all required financial documents before your financial aid can be packaged. The recommended deadline is no later than 8 days prior to starting your first term.

Official Transcripts Showing Previous Degree Completion

All graduate programs and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program require you to submit official transcripts showing previous or required degree completion.

  • Deadline (if using federal financial aid): Because packaging cannot begin until this requirement is met, the recommended deadline is no later than 8 days prior to starting your first term.
  • Deadline (if not using federal financial aid): The deadline is no later than the Monday prior to starting your first term.
  • Submission: The official transcript(s) must be sent directly from the issuing institution to:
    Purdue University Global
    Office of the Registrar
    2550 Northwestern Avenue, Suite 1100
    West Lafayette, IN 47906 USA

Approved Background Check

Select health sciences, nursing, and social and behavioral sciences programs require you to have an approved background check on file from the Purdue Global-approved vendor no later than the Monday prior to the start of your first term. If your program has this requirement, you should have received information about it at the time of enrollment. Contact your Student Advisor at 866-522-7747 as soon as possible if you have any questions.

Approved Drug Screen

The Associate of Science in Nursing program requires you to have an approved drug screen on file from the Purdue Global-approved vendor no later than the Monday prior to the start of your first term. If your program has this requirement, you should have received information about it at the time of enrollment. Contact your Student Advisor at 866-522-7747 if you have any questions.

Program Requirements Checklist

I know how to find the Account Documents page in Purdue Global Campus to see the status of my required documents.

I know that if I am using federal financial aid to fund my program, I must submit all required financial documents no later than 8 days prior to the start of my first term.

I know whether I'm required to submit official transcripts, and I know the deadline (dependent on whether I’m using financial aid).

I know whether I must have an approved background check on file. If it’s needed, I'll provide it no later than the Monday prior to the start of my first term.

I know whether I must have an approved drug screen on file. If it’s needed, I'll provide it no later than the Monday prior to the start of my first term.

I have reviewed my degree plan. I'll consult my Advisor to make sure my courses align with my career path.

I have reviewed the grading scale and SAP standards of my program's courses.

Degree Plan

Do you know what courses you’ll be taking? Take a few minutes to review your program’s degree plan, which lists all of the courses you’ll need to take to complete your program—including elective course options. You can find this in Purdue Global Campus.

Grading Scale

The grading scale applied to your courses depends on whether your program is undergraduate or graduate, nursing or nonnursing, or traditional or ExcelTrack™. Review the grading scales.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards

You must earn a cumulative GPA of 1.0 or higher at the end of your first term of enrollment with the University to remain enrolled; there are additional SAP standards thereafter. This policy is based on quantitative and qualitative criteria students must meet, and, as with the grading scale, standards vary by degree or program. Failure to meet SAP standards may affect your enrollment status and financial aid eligibility. Review SAP Standards, then contact your Student Advisor if you have questions.