Admission & Aid

At DePaul, we take pride in providing an unparalleled educational experience that's accessible to everyone regardless of age, gender, religion, ethnic or socioeconomic background. There are a million reasons you might apply to DePaul, but one is certain: Here you'll learn by doing.


Deciding where to go to college is a big decision — we want you to dream big and reach your goals. Ready to get started?

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There's more to college than cram sessions and classrooms.

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Living on campus puts you at the center of everything.

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We welcome almost 2,500 transfer students each year. And we're invested in your transition. We have counselors who work exclusively with transfer students like you.

Transfer Admission InstructionsFinancial Aid


You'll be challenged by scholars and industry experts. Leverage the city of Chicago, build community connections and take part in a market-responsive education at DePaul.

Graduate Admission Instructions

Adult Undergraduate

Your experience counts. If you haven't earned a four-year degree, earn credit for skills you've already mastered, create your own curriculum or follow a traditional degree program at DePaul.

Adult Admission Instructions

Other Types of Admission

International | Returning | Visiting | Non-Degree | Continuing Education

Find the type that best fits you.

Calculating Your Costs

We're going to make DePaul as affordable as possible. We offer a full range of financial aid options.

Financial aid is money you are given, earn or loaned to pay for college.

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We award over $26 million in scholarships every year.

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You must submit a FAFSA to be eligible for aid. Act quickly so you don't miss out.

Apply for aid

Already received your aid award? Learn what it takes to keep it.

Maintain eligibility

Next Steps

If you've applied...

You put in the work to apply and now you're waiting... Don't worry. You can log in to see where your application is in the process.

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If you're in...

Congratulations! You've been accepted to DePaul. Now what? You need to complete a few steps before enrolling. Read your next-steps checklist carefully. (Program-specific staff will reach out to Graduate Students.)

Freshman Transfer/Adult International