Next Steps Checklist: Transfer/Adult

Get Started

As a newly-admitted DePaul student, you'll use Campus Connect to help you complete the final steps to enroll at DePaul. In Campus Connect, you'll find your personal checklist of everything that needs to be completed.

  • Log in to Campus Connect using the username and password previously sent to you. 
  • Use the menu sequence: Self Service > Admission > Next Steps.

If you’ve forgotten your Campus Connect password, use the “Recover Password” link on the login page. If you’ve not received your Campus Connect user ID, contact the Information Services Help Desk at (312) 362-8765 and inform them that you are a newly-admitted student.

Complete Placement Process and Submit Scores

Prior to registering for orientation, you will need to complete DePaul’s required placement tests for writing, mathematics and modern languages (optional) online. You may be exempt from the placement process based on previous transfer credit. To see if you have already fulfilled these requirements or to complete your placement process:

Submit them in Campus Connect

  • Log in to Campus Connect using your username and password.
  • Use the menu sequence: Self Service > Admission > Next Steps > Placement Process.

If you’ve completed exams through Advanced Placement courses, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and/or the International Baccalaureate program, you may receive course credit from DePaul based on your scores/transcripts.

You may have your scores/transcripts sent electronically by the testing agency, or you may mail them to:

DePaul University
Office of Undergraduate Admission
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604

Learn more about DePaul’s Test Credit and Placement process.

Please email dpcl@depaul.edu or call (312) 362-8610 with questions.

Transition to DePaul

DePaul's transfer student orientation program – Transition DePaul – is a two-part orientation, consisting of both online and on-campus experiences. Once you've completed the online orientation and the placement process outlined above, you'll be ready to register for our mandatory on-campus orientation program where you will register for classes and prepare for the upcoming quarter.

Transition DePaul on-campus orientation programs are offered periodically throughout the year.

Get started with your orientation experience:

  • Log in to Campus Connect using your username and password.
  • Use the menu sequence: Self Service > Admission > Next Steps > New Student Orientation.

Learn more through the Office of New Student and Family Engagement.

Contact the Office of New Student and Family Engagement at (773) 325-7360 or email orientation@depaul.edu with any questions.

Reserve Your Spot

Declare your intent to enroll through Campus Connect.

  • Log in to Campus Connect using your username and password.
  • Use the menu sequence: Self Service > Admission > Next Steps > Admitted Student Response.
  • Submit your $200 non-refundable tuition deposit.
    (Note: Your deposit will be credited to your student account and will be deducted from your bill after you register for classes and will only apply to the term for which you’ve been admitted.)

If you’ve been admitted after the deposit deadline or for a term other than the fall, submit your deposit within two weeks of receiving your acceptance packet.

Make checks out to "DePaul University," include your name and student ID in the memo space and mail to:

DePaul University
Office of Undergraduate Admission
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604

Apply for Financial Aid

You must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for need-based financial aid. Submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 for maximum aid consideration for the fall quarter.

  • Go to the FAFSA website to file your FAFSA application.
  • Use the School Code Search and select DePaul (#001671) as the school to which you would like your FAFSA information sent.

Note: If you are entering DePaul in the Winter, Spring or Summer quarters, file the FAFSA as soon as possible.

Submit Campus Housing Agreement

Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis according to the date your Housing Agreement, prepayment and parent/guardian voucher (if necessary) are received by the Department of Housing Services.

To apply for housing, submit your on-campus Housing Agreement through Campus Connect.

  • Log in to Campus Connect using your username and password.
  • Use the menu sequence: Self Service > Admission > Next Steps > Campus Housing.
  • Submit your on-campus Housing Agreement.
  • Submit the $400 prepayment.

Visit Housing Services for more information.

Visit Campus

The best way for you to get a feel for what life at DePaul is like is to visit. We offer many options for campus visits to admitted students. Learn more and register online.

Submit Final Transcript

Enrollment is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance through all of your educational terms. Send us your official, final transcript from the institution you most recently attended as soon as it becomes available. Failure to submit your final transcript will prevent you from registering for classes.

Submit your transcript to:
DePaul University
Office of Undergraduate Admission
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604

If you should fall below the academic standards on which your admission was based or exhibit a significant change in character, DePaul has the right to revoke your offer of admission, withdraw you from any courses for which you have registered and institute additional requirements for reapplication.

Provide Proof of Immunization

DePaul University complies with Illinois state law, which requires all students attending a campus location to provide proof of immunization. Please view the immunization requirements for more details. You can upload your records online in Campus Connect under Self Service > Admission > Next Steps > Immunization Status.​