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Purdue Polytechnic South Bend Information

Mission and Goals

The mission of Purdue Polytechnic South Bend is to provide excellent technical education for students with an interest in, and aptitude for, applied technologies. Purdue Polytechnic South Bend also participates in appropriate applied research and service activities. The goal is to produce graduates with marketable skills and the capacity for growth on the job. Its departments serve identified needs for technically trained labor within the state of Indiana.

These goals are achieved by serving students in many ways—counseling, classroom and laboratory teaching, cooperative programs, and broadly-based general education. Graduates acquire not only technical knowledge and skills but also the ability to communicate well. They are prepared for both immediate employment and continuing development as citizens and responsible human beings. Finally, Purdue Polytechnic South Bend makes every effort to help place its students in appropriate jobs after graduation.

Admission Criteria

All applicants to Purdue Polytechnic Institute Statewide locations must apply online for admission. To begin the application process, visit the Admissions Application site at Click on the “Apply” icon, and then click on “The Common Application*” icon, followed by clicking on the “Apply Now” icon.

To apply to Purdue Polytechnic South Bend, you will have to:

  • Choose this location under “Campus”
  • Choose Polytechnic Institute for your “College, School or Program”
  • Choose your major

Admission standards are set by Purdue University and are summarized below. Prospective students are encouraged to contact Purdue Polytechnic South Bend at (574) 520-4180 or

Meeting or Exceeding Minimum Subject-Matter Requirements

For admission to the freshman class of Purdue Polytechnic, your record must include:

  • four years (eight semesters) of English (grammar, composition, literature, speech, and vocabulary—but not journalism, newspaper, yearbook, or theatre arts)
  • four years (eight semesters) of academic mathematics
  • three years (six semesters) of laboratory sciences
  • three years (six semesters) of social studies
  • two years (4 semesters) of foreign language (can be waived only for statewide students)
Meeting Quality Requirements

Quality is determined by considering a combination of rank in class, test scores, probability of success, grade point average (GPA) in college preparatory subjects, grades in courses related to the degree objective, trends in achievement, completion of high school subject-matter requirements, and the strength of the college preparatory program.

Indiana applicants should demonstrate that they belong to one-half of the available pool of prospective students. This may be shown by several measurements—high school rank, test scores, and academic grade average—in combination with the other factors listed above.

Out-of-state applicants should belong to the upper one-third of the available pool, according to the achievement indices described above.

Taking Required Tests

All applicants who have not completed a full year of college work are required to take the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), or the ACT® Assessment test (ACT®). Students who desire early admission are encouraged to take the college entrance tests in the spring of their junior year. This requirement is waived for students who have been out of high school for three or more years.

Note | Purdue Polytechnic classes are typically offered only once a year. Most required IU South Bend classes are offered every semester.

    Academic Bulletins

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    2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
    2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
    2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
    2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

    Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.