We understand your time is precious—that’s why we have an adult enrollment center that centralizes everything you need to enroll at DePaul as an adult student. Whether you have attended college before or are enrolling for the first time, DePaul has a program that will fit your particular needs. Our counselors specialize in serving adult undergraduate students and can assist you with the entire admission process, including:

  • Evaluating your degree options
  • Transferring existing college credit
  • Applying for financial aid
  • Inquiring to see if you qualify for earning credit for life experience
  • Enrolling in programs like employer tuition reimbursement or veteran's assistance
  • Connecting you with the other adult student services you need

Admission Information

Learn more about the adult admission process, or apply for admission​ as an adult student.

Academic Programs

We understand that the lives of adult students are complex, and you have distinct educational needs. Our range of programs, tailored to your goals and learning preferences, were developed to meet your specific needs.

Adult Student Degree Program Portfolio:

Traditional Programs​
​School for New Learning (SNL)
Competenc​e-​based Programs
​School for New Learning (SNL)​
Accelerated Degree
Completion Programs
​Program Highlights Combine liberal studies with majors in more than 150 areas.​ ​Receive credit for college-level learning through life and work experience; use this credit to earn our bachelor's degree in as little as 15 months.
​Go from an associate degree to a bachelor's in 24 months while attending class on campus one night a week.
Degree Options​ Traditional degree programs

​Bachelor of Arts with an Individualized Concentration (Focus Area)

Bachelor of Arts in Computing

Bachelor of Arts in General Business

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies*

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Sciences

*We offer the B.A. in Leadership Studies at our Loop and Naperville Campuses.

Financing Your Education

The staff of DePaul's Office of Financial Aid is skilled in helping adult students like you explore your options and make your education affordable. Find more information on academic scholarships, payment plans, employer reimbursement, and tuition rates. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Adult Student Services

Find support services designed to meet your needs through the Office of Adult Student Affairs and Academic Advising.

Career Opportunities

Explore career and internship options, build work experience and find employment through DePaul's nationally recognized Career Center.


We host a variety of events throughout the year, including designated information sessions designed to help you learn more about our Degree Completion Majors. 

Military Personnel

If you are a veteran of U.S. military service, you may be eligible for Veteran's Affairs (VA) educational benefits. For more information, visit gibill.va.gov. For information about additional services for veterans at DePaul, visit the Office of Veterans Affairs. 

For More Information 

Contact the Adult Enrollment Center to receive more information: 

1. On-line: Complete the Contact Us form.

2. Schedule an appointment with an admission counselor. Call: 312-362-6338 

3. Attend an information session at a campus near you. Register online
You may check the status of your admission application by logging in to Campus Connect with your previously mailed user ID and password.

DePaul's Adult Enrollment Center location:

Loop Campus 
DePaul Center

1 East Jackson Blvd.

Suite 101 

Chicago, IL 60604-2287