The process outlined here applies only to students who want to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree student. Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and wish to take graduate-level courses as a non-degree student should contact the graduate admission office serving the college through which the courses are offered.

Application Deadlines

​Term Applying For
​Deadline ​Classes Begin
​Fall Quarter ​August 1 ​September
​Winter Quarter ​November 1 ​January
​Spring Quarter ​March 1 ​March/April
 
Students who apply for admission after the deadline will have their application considered on a space-available basis.

Application Fee

The application fee is $25 for non-degree students who want to take undergraduate courses.

Please make your check payable to DePaul University. Send in your application fee, and be sure to write your name and date of birth on the check. When it arrives at DePaul, we will match it up with your application. You should send in your application fee as soon as possible after submitting the application.

Send all materials to:​
    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    1 East Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL 60604

You can also arrange to have official electronic transcripts and test scores sent to electronictranscripts@depaul.edu​.

Application fees are waived for visiting summer students-at-large.

Course Registration

To check course availability online, go to Campus Connection. If you need assistance with registration, please contact the college office to which you applied:
 
  • Driehaus College of Business: (312) 362-5358 
  • College of Communication: (312) 362-8600 
  • College of Computing and Digital Media: (312) 362-8381 
  • College of Education: (773) 325-7740 
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences: (773) 325-7310 
  • College of Science and Health: (773) 325-7310 
  • School of Music: (773) 325-7260 
  • The Theatre School: (773) 325-7917

Course Prerequisites

Please check prerequisites carefully. If you have any questions, please contact your college office. Check with your current institution regarding transfer hour requirements.

Proof of English Competency

All students educated outside of the United States must submit proof of English proficiency. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (or 213 on the computer-based test) is required for all applicants who intend to take undergraduate classes as a non-degree student.

Changing Student Status

Applicants wishing to change from non-degree to degree seeking status must submit the following:
 
  • Application for admission-either the freshman or transfer/adult student application. 
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended 
  • A $25 non-refundable application fee

Requirements by Student Type

Please choose your student status from the following student types:


Student-at-Large

Description: Students currently attending another institution who will transfer credit back to another school. 

Items Required: Copy of a current unofficial undergraduate transcript. Transcript must indicate student is in good academic standing.
 

Graduate School Preparation

Description: Students with an undergraduate degree who are taking courses as preparation for a graduate-level program. 

Items Required: Copy of a current unofficial undergraduate transcript. Transcript must indicate that the student is in good academic standing and that he or she has completed a Bachelor’s degree program.

Personal Interest

Description: Students with an undergraduate degree who wish to take courses for personal interest. 

Items Required: Copy of a current unofficial undergraduate transcript. Transcript must indicate that the student is in good academic standing and that he or she has completed a Bachelor’s degree program.

Career Advancement

Description: Students who wish to take undergraduate courses as a part of their employment training. 

Items Required: Letter from employer stating course is required for employment.

Accounting Studies

Description: Students with an accredited undergraduate business degree who wish to take courses in preparation for the CPA Exam. 

Items Required: Copy of all official undergraduate transcripts. For more information go to http://driehaus.depaul.edu/academics/undergraduate-majors/accountancy-bsb/Pages/default.aspx , or for information on CPA Review go to http://cpareview.depaul.edu. Contact the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems (MIS) at (312) 362-8770 if you have questions.

Certificate Program in Geographic Information Systems

Description: Students with an undergraduate degree who wish to earn a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 

Items Required: Copy of a current unofficial undergraduate transcript showing a Bachelor Degree is needed for admission purposes, but for continued enrollment in the program an official transcript will need to be submitted. Students must complete the undergraduate non-degree application for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Transcript must indicate student is in good academic standing. The pre-requisite LSP120 will be automatically waived if the student has a completed Bachelor's degree recognized by DePaul University. 


Graduating High School Students

Description: Students​ who have recently graduated from high school and wish to take courses to transfer to another college. 

Items Required: Final official high school transcript and official standardized test scores.

Current High School Students

Description: Current high school students wishing to take a summer course.

Items Required: Current official high school transcript, official standardized test scores and a letter from a counselor indicating academic standing and readiness for college coursework.
 

Application Status

You may check the status of your admission application by logging in to Campus Connection with your previously mailed user ID and password.

Contact Us

Contact a DePaul Admission representative if you have questions, or to receive more information: 

1. Online: Complete the Contact Us form. 
2. Call: (312) 362-8300 or toll-free 1-800-4DEPAUL (outside Illinois) 
3. Fax: (312) 362-5749 

DePaul Office of Admission Location:

Loop Campus 
DePaul Center 
Joan H. Wish Center, Room 101 
1 East Jackson Boulevard 
Chicago, IL 60604
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