What is DAPP?
DePaul Admission Partnership Program (DAPP) is for students like you who have decided to begin their college education at a community college.  It is a great way to make sure that you are taking the right courses for your degree by mapping out a path to your selected major. As a DAPP student you will be participating in specialized advising, workshops and campus events held both at your community college campus and DePaul University campuses.  

Who are your partner schools?
Participating Community Colleges

What if my school is not listed?
You can contact your DePaul University transfer counselor through our Counselor Finder Map for information regarding other transfer options. 

How long do I have to be a participant of DAPP?
You can transfer up to 66 semester hours to DePaul University and must transfer within three years for degree requirements to remain the same. Students are encouraged to complete the associate’s degree. 

Do I need to be a full-time student to be in DAPP?
Yes, or very close to full-time, in order for you to complete your associate’s degree within the three year limit.

Are all programs/majors at DePaul available for DAPP?
Due to the nature of DePaul Programs, not all programs are eligible; please speak to your transfer advisor for more information.

Why would I want to participate in DAPP?
Here are the benefits you will get from participating in DAPP. You will:

  • Be able to take advantage of the lower tuition rate for the first two years of  your degree and stay close to home
  • You will be able to earn both an associate’s degree and a bachelor’s degree from two quality schools
  • Have assistance in planning your DePaul transfer as early as after high school graduation
  • Be able to attend workshops for students who are undecided about their major provided by DePaul
  • Receive advance notifications of counseling appointments offered by DePaul University Transfer Admission Counselors , transfer events, or special programming on your community college campus
  • Have a DePaul Transfer Admissions Counselor
  • Receive counseling on which courses to take and a plan on how to get your bachelor’s degree with updates and progress reports
  • You will have up to 66 semester hours of community college credit apply to your bachelor’s degree
  • Have your degree requirements locked in for three years after joining DAPP, provided you follow the DAPP requirements
  • Be invited to faculty presentations and workshops on topics of interest provided by DePaul
What do I need to do to be part of DAPP?

  • Be enrolled at a community college that is a DAPP partner community college
  • Complete DePaul’s online transfer admission application indicating your intended date of transfer and major
  • Begin participation in DAPP as early as possible and before completing 30SH/45QH of college level credit
  • Must be in good standing at your school at time of DAPP participation and at the time of admission to DePaul
  • Maintain continuous enrollment of at least two courses per term, except for summer, in a transfer degree program
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA 2.00
  • Notify both your current school and DePaul of your intent to participate in DAPP
  • Submit updated transcripts at the completion of each term to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. A final official transcript must be submitted for the formal admission decision at the time of transfer
  • Enroll as a transfer student at DePaul within three academic years of initial participation in DAPP
  • You will need to grant permission for DePaul and your community college to share information about your courses
How do I join DAPP?
Complete the transfer application on line. Indicate your major and date you intend to enroll at DePaul (one to three years out). DAPP students do not pay the application fee.

Why do I need to complete the transfer application if I do not plan to attend DePaul for another two or three years?
By completing the application we will know that you are a DAPP student. We can provide you with a path to your degree, lock in your degree requirements, invite you special events and keep you informed of special services and updated information about your program.  

What student services will be available?
As an enrolled student at the community college you will have access to the benefits included as part of the community college. As a DAPP student you will have access to DePaul University workshops, tours, information sessions, special campus events, on a scheduled basis. 

What scholarships are available to DAPP students?
All DAPP students who meet the eligibility requirements will receive a $2,000/year DAPP scholarship. Please see the DAPP Scholarship page for more details. Phi Theta Kappa scholarship information can be found directly on our Transfer Scholarship Application.  

Is there other financial aid available?
Yes, for further information please contact the Financial Aid office​

Who do I contact to find out more information about DAPP?
Get in touch with a Transfer Admission Counselor today. Please identify yourself as a DAPP student.

Call: (312) 362-8300 or (800) 4DEPAUL, ext. 28300