New students are admitted only at the beginning of the autumn quarter of each year and must enroll full time.
The application deadline for Acting is two weeks prior to your
audition date OR January 15, whichever date is earlier. Auditions can be
scheduled from The Theatre School’s website The application deadline
for Arts Leadership and Directing is December 15. Select finalists will
be invited to interview based on the application review. All decisions
are rendered and communicated in March.
The application fee is $25.00, payable online when completing the application.
A student in need of financial aid may request a waiver of the
application fee by submitting a personal letter requesting this
You must arrange to have an official copy of your academic transcripts from every college or university you've attended sent to:
2135 N. Kenmore Avenue
In addition to your application, DePaul University requires you to
submit your official educational credentials (transcripts, mark sheets,
degree certificates) and evaluation fee directly to one of three
evaluation companies. These evaluators will then provide DePaul with a
general evaluation of your studies and certified copies of your
international educational credentials which will be used during
admission review. (It doesn’t matter which company you choose. Only
One Earth International Credential Evaluation
Education Credential Evaluators, Inc.
DePaul will not accept evaluations from any other evaluation companies
and will not accept any educational credentials without an evaluation
from One Earth, ECE or EP.
To determine what credentials you need to submit for evaluation, please
refer to the website of your chosen evaluation company.
Proof of English Language Proficiency
All international students must submit proof of English proficiency. You
can prove your English proficiency by submitting any of the following
- A minimum TOEFL score of 80, no section lower than 17 (internet
based TOEFL), 213 (computer based TOEFL), or 550 (paper based TOEFL).
DePaul University's institutional code is 1165. You can access
information about the TOEFL test and register at www.toefl.org.
- A minimum IELTS score of 6.5. To learn about the IELTS test and register to take the test, please visit www.ielts.org.
- The equivalent of DePaul's courses WRD 103 and WRD 104 with grades of C or better at an accredited US educational institution.
- A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic score of 53. To learn
more about the Pearson Test of English please visit www.pearsonpte.com.
- If you have completed a Bachelor degree in the US, the English proficiency requirement may be waived.
Students who plan to apply for F-1 of J-1 student visa status are
required by US immigration law to submit evidence of adequate funding to
meet the estimated tuition and living expenses for their first year of
study before an I20 (used to apply for an F1 student visa) or DS-2019
form can be issued. Please submit an original bank statement, issued
within six months of your anticipated entry term, preferably in savings,
reflecting the appropriate amount in US dollars. If you will be
sponsored, request a signed and dated "affidavit" or official letter
from your sponsor indicating the amount of sponsorship, as well as the
sponsor's name, address, and relationship to you, accompanied by the
sponsor's current/original bank statement. Please note that translations
must accompany any letters or bank statements issued in a language
other than English. Promissory notes or employers statement of estimated
earnings will not be accepted. Photo/notarized copies or
email/facsimile transmissions will not be accepted. Any false statements
made regarding financial responsibility violate US immigration laws.
DePaul is not responsible of the amount of funds shown as available by
the student or sponsor on the affidavit of support becomes unavailable
after the date on this affidavit.
The Financial Affidavit of support and Transfer Release Form (for
F1 visa holders currently attending another U.S. institution) can be
found on the Student Visas
section of the site.
Although financial documentation may be submitted after an
admission decision has been made, applicants are encouraged to submit
the appropriate paperwork as soon as possible.
Copy of Passport
All students requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 form from DePaul must submit a copy of the identification page of their passport.
Transferring Your I-20 Form
If you are currently in F-1 visa status and attending another
school, college, university of English language program in the US and
are admitted to DePaul, you must receive a new DePaul I-20 form. Please
submit the financial documents and copy of your passport as outlined
above, along with a copy of your current I-20 form, and the completed Transfer Release form
Evidence of Immigration Status
(For non-F1/J1 students) If you are on a type of visa other than
F-1 or J-1, or if you are a permanent resident of the US, please submit a
copy of the current visa page and I-94 card in your passport, or a copy
of your Alien Registration card (front and back) as verification of
your current status.
The documents outlined above are not requirements for admission,
but are necessary for the issuance of your I-20 form. Please note that
I-20 forms can only be issued to students who are accepted to DePaul in
full-time degree-seeking programs.
DePaul University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
A copy of DePaul University's Safety & Security Information
Report and Fire Safety Report is available upon request. The report
includes statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and public
property immediately adjacent to campus. The report includes
institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual assault and
other matters. It also includes fire statistics, fire safety practices
and standards of the institution. A copy of this report can be obtained
by contacting the Crime Prevention Office at (773) 325-7775 or by
visiting the DePaul Public Safety website.