Under Illinois State Law, there are a few exemptions to the immunizations requirement, but proper documentation must be provided to indicate that a student qualifies:

Additional Exemptions

Distance learning students are exempt. This exemption expires at the end of each term and is reapplied as long as the student maintains distance learning only status.

Students enrolled less than half-time are also exempt. This exemption expires at the end of each term and is reapplied automatically if the student maintains their less than half-time status. Less than half-time enrollment is defined as:

  • Undergraduate students – less than 6 quarter hours
  • Graduate students – less than 4 quarter hours
  • Professional students – less than 6 semester hours
Students in certificate programs (i.e. IPD, CPA Review, etc.) are required to comply with immunization regulations unless:

  • Only enrolled for one term (quarter or semester, depending on the program)
  • Their classes meet for less than half time on a weekly basis
  • Their classes do not meet at a DePaul University campus location


  • For More Information

    Visit DePaul Central in person (at either of the following locations):

    Lincoln Park Campus
    Schmitt Academic Center (SAC), Suite 101

    Loop Campus
    DePaul Center, Suite 9100

    Phone: (312) 362-8610
    Email: dpcl@depaul.edu

    To verify your immunization status, log onto Campus Connection and, in the left-hand menu, click on "For Students," then "Records and Registration," followed by "Immunization Status".

    Learn more by reading our FAQs section.