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Economic Requirements for Admission to Upper Division

The purpose of the EAI is to give all Krannert students a common academic background and to allow the student an opportunity to acclimate to the academic environment at Purdue.If a beginning or transfer student has completed some or all EAI courses, then an alternate EAI will be defined as follows, using courses required for the student's Krannert major and after consultation with the student's academic advisor:

  1. The alternate EAI will consist of 5 courses for at least 15 credits.
  2. Alternate courses will be similar to those in the original EAI (e.g.,  ECON 252 in lieu of ECON 251; STAT 225 in lieu of MA 224).
  3. Only courses with grades earned on a Purdue campus will be used to calculate the alternate EAI.
  4. Attain 2.75 EAI GPA for Economics.

To be admitted to upper division Economics Courses, you MUST either meet the automatic acceptance requirements or be admitted by faculty review. Faculty reviews are conducted only under exceptional circumstances.  Conditions for each are listed below. Three hundred level and higher School of Management courses (including upper division Economics courses) can be taken only after admission to Upper Division Economics unless approved by the Economics Advisor in advance.

Automatic Acceptance

Minimum number of hours completed at PU/WL 12
Minimum GPA on EAI courses* 2.75 GPA
Courses that MUST be completed prior to admission - BS Economics Admission Index (EAI) courses for the BS degree*: ENGL 106/108, MA 223/161/165, MA 224/162/166, COM 114, ECON 251, and CS 235
Courses that MUST be completed prior to admission - BA Economics Admission Index (EAI) courses for the BA degree*: ENGL 106/108, MA 153, MA 220 or higher level, COM 114, ECON 251, and CS 235
Other Requirements Must have "C-" or higher in all Econ courses completed as well as all EAI courses*. May not be on Probation.
Overall GPA Requirement Must have an overall GPA of 2.5.

Faculty Review**

Minimum number of hours completed at PU/WL 12
Minimum GPA on EAI courses* 2.50-2.74
Courses that MUST be completed prior to admission All Economic Admission Index (EAI) Courses*
Additional GPA Requirements Must have "C-" or higher in all Econ courses completed as well as all EAI courses*. May not be on Probation.
Other Requirements The Faculty Review Committee is unlikely to conduct a  review unless exceptional circumstances are documented by the student's academic advisor. Admission to upper division will not be granted unless there is convincing evidence that the student will be an asset to the program. A written petition from the student which both describes the justification for a faculty review and provides evidence of strong future performance is expected.
 Overall GPA Requirement  Must have an overall GPA of 2.5.

* There is a limit of one retake per EAI course (for a grade) and three retakes across all EAI courses in meeting the minimum EAI GPA requirement.

** Students who meet these minimum requirements will be reviewed by an Economics faculty committee to determine whether space is available and sufficient cause exists to be admitted to the upper level Economics Division.