Transfer to Purdue Agriculture

Nearly 15% of our undergraduates here in the College of Agriculture are transfer students from other colleges & universities. Please see below for information about some of the more common transfer paths to Purdue Agriculture, along with information for all transfer students regardless of your transfer path.

Contact Us

College of Agriculture
agtransfer@purdue.edu
615 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 494-8470

 

Common Transfer Institutions

Welcome Ancilla College​ Transfer Students!

  1. Ancilla College Transfer Sheet (sample 2-year plan of study)
    Note: The courses listed are examples and may need adjusted to fit your specific major/career goals.

  2. Comprehensive Transfer Course List (most transfer course equvalencies as of the date listed on the document)
    Note: Purdue Transfer Equivalency Guide is a real-time, exact replica of the internal credit evaluation system at Purdue West Lafayette
      
  3. Agriculture Transfer Course List – (transfer courses that are equivalent to specific courses in the College of Agriculture):
    Note:  The College of Agriculture will not use credit from any transfer courses in agriculture listed with "UND" course prefixes in the Purdue Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide.  

Ancilla College

​Purdue University

​AGRI

​101

Fundamentals Of Horticulture​

3​

​HORT

​10100

​Fundmntls Horticulture

​AGRI

​102

​Intro To Animal Agriculture

​3

​ANSC

​10200

​Intro To Animal Agr

​AGRI

​105

Crop Production

​3

​AGRY

​10500

​Crop Production

​AGRI

​203

​Agriculture Microeconomics

​3

​AGEC

​20300

​Microecon Food & Agbus

​AGRI

​230

​Mgmt Methods Agri Business

​3

​AGEC

​33000

Mgmt Methods Agr Bus

Note:  The College of Agriculture will not use credit from any transfer courses in agriculture listed with "UND" course prefixes in the Purdue Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide.


Click to view the Ancilla Transfer Sheet from 2017-18 (now archived).

Welcome Black Hawk College Transfer Students! 

  1. Black Hawk College Transfer Sheet (sample 2-year plan of study) 

  2. Comprehensive Transfer Course List (most transfer course equivalencies as of the date listed on the documents.
    Note: Purdue Transfer Equivalency Guide is a real-time, exact replica of the internal credit evaluation system at Purdue West Lafayette  

  3. Murchison Heritage Scholarship – As a Black Hawk College transfer student, this is a specific scholarship you might be interested in.  Preference is for students transferring to Purdue University College of Agriculture from Black Hawk College East Campus in Galva, IL.  Scholarship is renewable provided the recipient maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA and continues to meet the eligibility criteria. 
Application Information: Undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Agriculture at Purdue University must complete the online scholarship application each year.
Deadline: February 1
Amount: Varies
Sponsors: Dr. Marshall A. Martin and Dr. Berdine R. Martin

 Important Scholarship Application Notes:

  • The College of Agriculture uses the Purdue University Scholarship Application.  This scholarship application will be available online beginning October 1 and due by February 1.
  • Prospective transfer students do not have to be officially admitted to apply for College of Agriculture scholarships. 
  • To be considered for College of Agriculture scholarships for the following academic year, prospective transfer students must be officially admitted to Purdue by February 1.
  • The Transfer to Purdue AG Scholarship requires a separate application and is due by April 15. 
  • Transfer students are awarded College of Agriculture scholarships by May 1.

 Click to view the Black Hawk Transfer Sheet from 2017-18 (now archived).

Welcome Illinois Central College​ Transfer Students!

  1. Transfer Sheet (sample 2-year plan of study)
    Note: The courses listed are examples and may need adjusted to fit your specific major/career goals.

  2. Comprehensive Transfer Course List (most transfer course equivalencies as of the date listed on the document)
    Note: Purdue Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide is a real-time, exact replica of the internal credit evaluation system at Purdue West Lafayette.

Welcome Ivy Tech community College​ Transfer Students!

  1. Ivy Tech Community College Transfer Sheet (sample 2-year plan of study)
    Note: The courses listed are examples and may need adjusted to fit your specific major/career goals.

  2. Comprehensive Transfer Course List (most transfer course equivalencies as of the date listed on the document)
    Note: Purdue Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide is a real-time, exact replica of the internal credit evaluation system at Purdue West Lafayette.

  3. Agriculture Transfer Course List (transfer courses that are equivalent to specific courses in the College of Agriculture): 
    Note:  The College of Agriculture will not use credit from any transfer courses in agriculture listed with "UND" course prefixes in the Purdue Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide. 

​Ivy Tech Community College

Purdue University

​AGRI

​110

Intro Ag Business & Economics​

​3

​AGEC

​20300

Microecon Food & Agbus​

​AGRI

​111

​Introduction To Crop Productn

​3

​AGRY

​10500

​Crop Production

​AGRI

​112

​Fundamentals Of Horticulture

​3

​HORT

​10100

​Fundmntls Horticulture

​AGRI

​113

​Introduction To Animal Science

​3

​ANSC

​10200

​Intro To Animal Agr

​AGRI

​114

​Intro Agricultural Systems

​3

​ADM

​10400

​Intro To Agri Systems

​AGRI

​201

​Communicating Across Cultures

​3

​AGR

​20100

​Com Across Culture

​AGRI

​205

Animal Nutrition

​3

​ANSC

​22100

​Princ Of Animal Nutr

​AGRI

​210

​Management Methods AG Business

​3

​AGEC

​33000

​Mgmt Methods Agr Bus

Note:  The College of Agriculture will not use credit from any transfer courses in agriculture listed with "UND" course prefixes in the Purdue Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide.


Halderman Farm Management Scholarship – As an Ivy Tech transfer student, this is a specific scholarship you might be interested in.  This is a merit-based scholarship for Purdue University College of Agriculture undergraduate students who have transferred from Ivy Tech Community College or other 2-year Associate Degree Program affiliate who have the intent to obtain a Bachelor's degree in the College of Agriculture at Purdue University.

Application Information: Undergraduate at Purdue University enrolled in the College of Agriculture must complete the online scholarship application by its due date for the next academic year.  An established Purdue GPA is required.
Deadline: February 1
Amount: Varies
Sponsors: Halderman Farm Management Service, Inc.
Important Scholarship Application Notes:
  • The College of Agriculture uses the Purdue University Scholarship Application.  This scholarship application will be available online beginning October 1 and due by February 1.
  • Prospective transfer students do not have to be officially admitted to apply for College of Agriculture scholarships. 
  • To be considered for College of Agriculture scholarships for the following academic year, prospective transfer students must be officially admitted to Purdue by February 1.
  • The Transfer to Purdue AG Scholarship requires a separate application and is due by April 15. 
  • Transfer students are awarded College of Agriculture scholarships by May 1.

 Click to view the Ivy Tech Transfer Sheet from 2017-18 (now archived).

Welcome joliet junior College​ Transfer Students!

  1. Joliet Junior College Transfer Sheet (sample 2-year plan of study)
    Note: The courses listed are examples and may need adjusted to fit your specific major/career goals.

  2. Comprehensive Transfer Course List (most transfer course equvalencies as of the date listed on the document)
    Note: Purdue Transfer Equivalency Guide is a real-time, exact replica of the internal credit evaluation system at Purdue West Lafayette

Welcome lake land College​ Transfer Students!

  1. Lake Land College Transfer Sheet (sample 2-year plan of study)
    Note: The courses listed are examples and may need adjusted to fit your specific major/career goals.

  2. Comprehensive Transfer Course List (most transfer course equvalencies as of the date listed on the document)
    Note: Purdue Transfer Equivalency Guide is a real-time, exact replica of the internal credit evaluation system at Purdue West Lafayette

 Click to view the Lake Land Transfer Sheet from 2017-18 (now archived).

Welcome lincoln land community College​ Transfer Students!

  1. Lincoln Land Community College Transfer Sheet (sample 2-year plan of study)
    Note: The courses listed are examples and may need adjusted to fit your specific major/career goals.

  2. Comprehensive Transfer Course List (most transfer course equvalencies as of the date listed on the document)
    Note: Purdue Transfer Equivalency Guide is a real-time, exact replica of the internal credit evaluation system at Purdue West Lafayette

Welcome Purdue Regional Campus Transfer Students!

  1. Determine Your Major (find a fit in one of our 30+ majors)

  2. Find Your Degree Plan (follow the requirements listed for your intended major)

  3. Contact Your Regional Campus Advisor (for guidance on courses to take at your regional campus, contact one of the individuals listed at your specific campus location

    Advisor – College of Engineering and Sciences 
    Gyte Science Building, Room 171 
    Purdue University Northwest (PNW) 
    2200 169th Street 
    Hammond, IN 46323-2094 
    219-989-4116
    afpowell@pnw.edu 

    J.C. White 
    Academic Advisor, Science 
    Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 221 
    Purdue University Northwest (PNW)
    1401 South U.S. 421 
    Westville, IN 46391 
    219-785-5582 
    jcwhite@pnw.edu 

    Elliott J. Blumenthal
    Associate Chair, Department of Biology 
    Science Building, Room 390 
    Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) 
    2101 East Coliseum Boulevard 
    Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499 
    260-481-6004 
    blumenth@pfw.edu 

  4. Contact a Purdue Agriculture Academic Advisor (find out how your regional campus credit applies toward degree requirements at Purdue West Lafayette)

  5. See the "Transfer Stages" section below on this page to review the Guide for Transfer Students to Purdue Agriculture (for Transfer Applicants & Transfer Admits).

Note:  Since Regional campus credit is not considered “transfer credit” to Purdue West Lafayette…

  • Regional campus credit automatically becomes part of your Purdue record (so there is nothing to transfer).
  • Regional campus credit is not part of the Purdue Transfer Equivalency Guide (so that tool does not include courses from Purdue regional campuses).
  • You do not need to submit transcripts for any credit you earned at Purdue regional campuses (your Purdue transcript will have this credit posted).

Welcome vincennes university​ Transfer Students!

  1. Transfer Sheet (sample 2-year plan of study)
    Note: The courses listed are examples and may need adjusted to fit your specific major/career goals

  2. Comprehensive Transfer Course List (most transfer course equivalencies as of the date listed on the document)
    Note: Purdue Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide is a real-time, exact replica of the internal credit evaluation system at Purdue West Lafayette.

  3. Agriculture Transfer Course List (transfer courses that are equivalent to specific courses in the College of Agriculture):

​Vincennes University

Purdue University

​AGRI

​101

​Agri Business & Economics

​3

​AGEC

​20300

​Microecon Food & Agbus

​AGRI

​103

​Fundamentals Of Horticulture

​3

​HORT

​10100

​Fundmentals Horticulture

​AGRI

​104

​Crop Production

​3

​AGRY

​10500

​Crop Production

​AGRI

​106

​Animal Agriculture

​3

​ANSC

​10200

​Intro To Animal Agr

​AGRI

​155

​Fundamentals Of Turfgrass Mgmt

​3

​HORT

​21000

​Fund Turfgrass Culture

​AGRI

​201

​Mgmt Of Bus Related To Ag

​3

​AGEC

​33000

​Mgmt Methods Agr Bus

​AGRI

​203

​Plant Propagation

​3

​HORT

​20100

​Plant Propagation

​AGRI

​204

​Soil Science

​3

​AGRY

​25500

​Soil Science

​AGRI

​206

​Principles Of Animal Nutrition

​3

​ANSC

​22100

​Princ Of Animal Nutr

​AGRI

​207

​General Entomology

​3

​ENTM

​20600

​General Entomology

​AGRI

​208

​Genetics

​4

​AGRY

​32000

​Genetics

​AGRI

​217

​Woody Landscape Plants

​4

​HORT

​21700

​Woody Landscape Plants

​AGRI

​218

​Herbaceous Landscape Plants

​3

​HORT

​21810 & 21820

​Flowers For Color

Hardy Herbaceous Landscape Plts

​AGRI

​225

​Dendrology

​3

​FNR

​22500

​Dendrology

​AGRI ​253 ​Natural Resource Measurements ​3 ​FNR ​35300
Natural Resource Measurement

Note:  The College of Agriculture will not use credit from any transfer courses in agriculture listed with "UND" course prefixes in the Purdue Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide.

  1. Vincennes University Transfer Scholarships

Transfer Stages

Transfer Credit Evaluation Credit Evaluation – If you are an applicant or current Purdue student, Credit Evaluation staff in the Office of the Registrar will award transfer credit for any credit listed on your official college transcripts as posted in the Purdue Transfer Equivalency Guide.  You will receive a Transfer Credit Evaluation after completing/submitting the following:
  1. Application for Admission
  2. Official College Transcripts
  3. College Course Syllabi (if requested)

Students who have submitted an Admissions Application, or are current Purdue students, may submit requests for credit evaluation for any transfer courses NOT listed in the Transfer Equivalency Guide.  Please submit evaluation requests, including course syllabi (PDF or Word documents – 1 per course), directly to transfercredit@purdue.edu.

Scholarships - The College of Agriculture has several scholarships available for prospective students as well as students currently enrolled in the college. We award over $2.5 million in scholarships each year to the undergraduate students in the college, made possible by the generous support of our Alumni and Friends. Purdue Agriculture recognizes scholastic capability, qualities of leadership, citizenship and character as well as FFA and 4-H 

  • College of Agriculture Scholarships – Find out about ALL College and Departmental scholarships that are available, important application dates & deadlines, and other helpful information to apply for scholarships in Purdue
  • Transfer to Purdue AG Scholarship – This non-renewable scholarship is given to transfer students for their admitted academic year to Purdue University College of Agriculture. The number of scholarships awarded varies.

Application Information: Transfer students must have at least a 3.0 GPA at their current or previous higher learning institution to be considered.

Deadline:  April 15

Amount:  $1,000 for the academic year

Other Scholarships for Transfer Students – Other scholarship opportunities exist for transfer students in Purdue Agriculture (see below - eligibility & selection criteria differ). Go to College of Agriculture Scholarships and click "SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS" for details.
  • Halderman Farm Management Scholarship
  • Murchison Heritage Scholarship
  • The Robert Fuller Vincennes University Transfer Scholarship
  • William "Doc" Treese Memorial/Purdue Ag Alumni Fund Scholarship in Agriculture

  1. Accept Your Offer – In order to complete your admission to Purdue, you must officially accept the offer.  Here are the deadlines for transfer students to accept their admission offer:
    • AUG 1 – If admitted for FALL
    • DEC 15 – If admitted for SPRING
    • Note:  If admitted after December 1, must accept offer by the start of the term.
    • MAY 15 – If admitted for SUMMER
    • Note:  If admitted after May 1, must accept offer by the start of the term.
  2. Transfer STAR – Purdue’s Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR) program is designed to ease a student’s transition to life at the University.  Transfer STAR is offered to meet the specific needs of transfer students at Purdue.  Register to attend STAR via your myPurdue account.
    Note:  If/how undistributed credit (XXXXX) applies to your program of study is determined prior to or during your STAR session, in consultation with your academic advisor.  Your academic advisor typically reviews this information with you during your “Pre-Registration” appointment at STAR.

  3. Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) – BGR takes place the week before fall classes begin, and Purdue encourages all incoming students (including Transfer Students!) to take part.  You learn about campus traditions, Purdue culture and University resources.  It is also a great chance to make lasting friendships and learn how to be a successful Boilermaker.  Register for BGR online via the myPurdue portal and submit your payment (BGR has a program fee of $320).

Purdue Agriculture Encourages Reverse Transfer!

According to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) - (accessed July 16, 2019)...

  • What is a Reverse Transfer?
    • Reverse transfer is the practice of awarding a degree to an individual who left or transferred from a college before earning the degree, but who, after leaving, fulfilled the degree requirements from that college. In other words, credit is transferred back (“in reverse”) to the former institution for the purpose of awarding a degree. A student who earns a reverse transfer degree (usually, an associate degree) might currently be enrolled at a four-year institution or might not be currently in college at all. In short, reverse transfer degrees have three basic requirements: 1) the student used to attend a specific institution, 2) the student does not currently attend that specific institution, and 3) if the student was currently enrolled in that institution, they would be eligible for a degree.

  • Some Possible Benefits to Students:
    • Employment & job promotion opportunities
    • Increased earning power with a college degree
    • Added credential for your resume
    • Receive full credit for your academic achievements
    • Show competency and a dedication to finish an educational milestone
    • Increased likelihood to finish your bachelor’s degree

However, Reverse Transfer does not just benefit you – you can make a difference well beyond yourself!  By showing your academic accomplishments, this is an opportunity to support your former institution, your community, and your state.  Reverse Transfer is a winning situation for all who support college students and for all of us who value the importance of a college education!

If interested, please contact your former college or university directly to find out their specific eligibility requirements and reverse transfer procedures.  Alternatively, if you attended one of the following institutions, you may access or request their reverse transfer information by going to these specific pages below:

Indiana Commission for Higher Education. (2017) Reverse Transfer: Context and Policy Guidance. A Report in Response to House Enrolled Act 1281-2017, November 1, 2017. State of Indiana.

Please email agtransfer@purdue.edu if you have any additional questions about transferring to the College of Agriculture on the West Lafayette campus.

Save the Date

Attend our annual Transfer to Purdue Ag Day on Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 from 10am-3pm at Pfendler Hall, Room 241 (715 W State St, West Lafayette, IN). Registration is required. 

Purdue Faculty, Staff & Advisors - Access additional Purdue Ag Transfer information HERE.