Purdue Engineering Transfer

Beginning in Fall 2017, Purdue University extended its educational reach to the College of Engineering to students at Vincennes University.

Engineering students at VU who are pursuing their associate degree can take part in a direct admissions program to obtain their bachelor’s degree at Purdue.

Initially, the direct admissions agreement will apply to first-time, full-time students enrolling at VU. The students must meet specified criteria to transfer to Purdue. The plan works toward maximizing education and degree completion opportunities for students.

“The direct admissions agreement adds an important dimension to the existing partnership between Purdue and Vincennes,” said Leah Jamieson, Purdue’s John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering. “Most importantly, it represents the commitment of both institutions to continuing to grow the higher education opportunities in the state of Indiana.”
VU Provost Laurel Smith said, “We are excited to build on the longstanding 2+2 articulation agreement for engineering that Purdue and Vincennes have maintained for many years. With the direct admission pathways, qualified students will benefit from excellent instruction at a reduced cost in order to enter engineering professions with significant opportunities in our state and beyond.

“I am pleased to have worked with the student-centered faculty, staff, and administration at both institutions to create this opportunity for Indiana students. This effort has yielded a genuine partnership, and we are eager to recruit and support a learning community that will nurture engineering students in Vincennes and West Lafayette.”

VU students will be expected to complete their associate degree work to be eligible for direct admission to Purdue. Students can transfer before obtaining their degree only with permission from both universities.

Direct admission prerequisites such as grade point average and required courses differ among the 15 engineering programs in which students at Purdue can major. Students must adhere to the guidelines to be eligible for direct admissions.

The agreement follows the history of student success in pursuing their education from VU to Purdue.

“This agreement validates the quality level of the cooperative transfer partnership that Vincennes shares with Purdue,” said Paul Wilder, dean of VU’s College of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics. “Many students have transferred from Vincennes to Purdue through the years to pursue agriculture, engineering, and science degrees with great success.”

We felt like VU was a perfect fit for David, and we knew he would get a really good foundation when he transferred to Purdue in Computer Engineering. Despite being Valedictorian of his class and having been accepted to Purdue and Rose Hulman, we opted for VU. His math classes at VU were challenging, but he received a lot more individualized attention than the he would have gotten at Purdue, and we saved thousands by going to VU instead of Rose Hulman. He was able to transfer all the hours from VU to Purdue, and most importantly he started an internship with Crane before any of the first year students at Purdue. VU not only gave him an outstanding academic experience, but it gave him a significant head start in his internship relative to his peers at Purdue.

Robert Evans, Parent of David Evans VU Engineering Major

Engineering Programs with Direct Admittance:
Here is a list of the 14 engineering tracts that we have the direct admit with and the corresponding GPA requirements:

I. Agricultural Engineering 3.0 GPA
II. Biological Engineering 3.0 GPA
III. Chemical Engineering 3.5 GPA
IV. Civil Engineering 3.0 GPA
V. Construction Engineering & Management 3.0 GPA
VI. Computer Engineering 3.0 GPA
VII. Electrical Engineering 3.0 GPA
VIII. Environmental & Ecological Engineering 3.0 GPA
IX. Interdisciplinary Engineering 3.0 GPA
X. Materials Engineering 3.0 GPA
XI. Nuclear Engineering 3.0 GPA
XII. Aeronautics & Astronautics 3.9 GPA with no courses repeated
XIII. Industrial Engineering 3.9 GPA with no courses repeated
XIV. Mechanical Engineering 3.9 GPA with no courses repeated