Exemptions for the Placement Process

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All Students (First Year, Transfer, Adult and Current Students)

School/College

Math

Writing

Modern Language

All Schools
and Colleges

Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB or BC score of 3 or higher

AP English Language and Composition score of 4 or higher

AP German,
French
or Spanish Language or Literature score
of 3 or higher

International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level Math score of 5 or higher

SAT Verbal score
of 600 or higher

AP Latin Literature
or Vergil score
of 3 or higher

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Calculus score
of 50 or higher

ACT Reading score of 20 or higher
AND
ACT English score of 24 or higher

CLEP German,
French
or Spanish score of 50 or higher



Students with Transfer Credit

School/College

Math

Writing

Modern Language


Communication

Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS)
(excluding Economics)

Science and Health (CSH)(majors not requiring Calculus)*

Theatre (excluding BFA Theatre Management)

College Calculus, Quantitative Reasoning OR in some cases, certain Statistics courses, with a grade of
D or better

Composition and Rhetoric II
with a grade of
C- or better



Applies to ALL Schools and Colleges

Continued study in a language requires a placement test



Applies to ALL Schools and
Colleges


Business

Computing and Digital Media

LAS (Economics)

CSH (majors that require Calculus)*

Theatre (BFA Theatre Management)

College Calculus with a grade of
C- or better


Education

College Calculus with a grade of
C or better


  • CSH majors requiring Calculus are: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Allied Health Technology, Mathematics, Math/Computer Science, Physics and Science Data Analysis
  • Your transfer credit must be noted on your DePaul record for you to be exempt. All external credit should be sent to the Office of Admission.
  • Students in the School For New Learning who require placement assessment and are unable to access them through Campus Connect, should contact the School For New Learning to have an advisor submit a request for access on their behalf; call (312) 362-5445.
  • Non-Degree students should consult course prerequisites before enrolling in a Math, Writing or Modern Language course. Non-Degree students will need to contact their College office to have an advisor submit a request for access on their behalf.
Note Regarding Math Placement for Freshmen: The DePaul Placement Process is designed to reflect the structure of actual DePaul courses and thus provides students with an important assessment of their familiarity with specific subject areas. All incoming freshmen are required to complete the math placement process. If you are submitting advanced placement or other sources of college credit, these credits will be evaluated and if appropriate, applied toward your degree. While it may be possible that you would not need to take the course into which you placed, the placement results will aid your advisor in better understanding your mastery of concepts included in pre-requisite math courses. This information will also be beneficial to you in your approach to your first term at DePaul as you can review math concepts that may present a greater challenge or those you have not studied for a while. ​​​