Eligibility requirements to begin the Pathway program:
- Indiana resident
- Will earn a high school diploma or equivalent certificate prior to enrollment
- Minimum 2.0 high school academic core GPA (academic core includes English, science, social science, college-preparatory math, and foreign language coursework)
- Meet Ivy Tech's program readiness requirements described below
- Must have fewer than 15 credit hours from another college or university
Enrolling in Pathway to Purdue Agriculture
- Apply to Ivy Tech Lafayette
- Complete the Pathway to Purdue Agriculture Enrollment Request Form
- Complete Purdue University's nondegree application
If the student has applied to West Lafayette to be degree-seeking, the Pathway request form authorizes Purdue’s Office of Admissions to create a new non-degree-seeking application. The student does not need to submit a second Purdue application or pay the application fee again.
Application review for the Pathway to Purdue Agriculture begins mid-January.
If the student is not “program ready,” he or she may spend additional semesters at Ivy Tech to become “program ready.”
The priority deadline to apply for fall enrollment is April 1.
To fully participate in the programs available on the Purdue campus, students should be admitted to both institutions by April 15 for enrollment the following fall semester. Once admissions is confirmed, students will be able to apply for student housing at Purdue and enroll in Purdue's student orientation program, Boiler Gold Rush.
A student is program-ready for Pathway to Purdue Agriculture program when Ivy Tech’s requirements (as determined by PSAT/SAT, ACT, ACCUPLACER, or previous college coursework) are met to waive Academic Skills Achievement (ASA) courses in reading, writing, and math. The student must be placed into English Composition (ENGL111) for reading and writing, and MATH100 (Intermediate Algebra) or higher for math. Placement scores can be reviewed at http://www.ivytech.edu/assessment/placement-scores.html and ACCUPLACER course placement at http://www.ivytech.edu/assessment/placement-test.html
For continued eligibility, the student will:
- Maintain registration of 12 credit hours, including one course at Purdue University;
- Meet jointly with the appropriate Ivy Tech and Purdue College of Agriculture academic advisors;
- Participate in community-building and academic-support activities (a list of these activities will be provided each semester);
- Maintain a cumulative 2.5 grade point average at each institution (If a student falls below a 2.5 GPA, an academic success plan will be approved by both academic advisors.);
- Earn at least a 2.0 grade in each course taken at each institution.