Transfer students are an integral part of DePaul’s diverse community. And we’re here to make the process easier. Visit our transfer center for inf​ormation on what courses transfer, accelerated admission and more.

Admission Steps

Transfer students are admitted to DePaul each quarter -- except applicants to the School of Music and The Theatre School, which only have fall admission.


Submit Official Transcripts

Send official transcripts from all colleges and universities you’ve attended – regardless of the amount of credit earned or grades.

  • Admission will be based on college performance if you’ve completed 30 semester/44 quarter hours of transferable credit.
  • Admission will be based on high school and college performance if you’ve completed fewer than 30 semester/44 quarter hours of transferable credit.
For information on requesting official transcripts, please visit the website of your previous institution’s records office or office of the registrar.

Send Materials

Send everything to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    1 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 9000
    Chicago, IL 60604
Electronic transcripts and test scores may be sent to If you are submitting transcripts via SCRIP-SAFE, please be sure to connect with the DePaul University Undergraduate Admissions account.

Tell Us About Classes You’re Taking Now

If you’re currently taking college courses, mail or email us a list of the courses you are enrolled in for the current term or will be for a future term.

Updating Your Application

If you need to change information on your application, use our information update form. (Example updates include changing admission term, major, etc.)

Adult Undergraduate Admission

If you are 24 or over, review the Adult Undergraduate page for admission information.

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International Transfer Admission

If you are an international student or received credit for high school or college courses outside the U.S., review the Office of International Programs’ application information for additional instruction.

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Veteran Admission

Visit the veteran student page for more information on admission, submitting military transcripts and applying for aid.

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GPA Requirements

All transfer students are reviewed holistically on an individual basis, taking into consideration all information supplied during the application process, including academic history and standing at previous institutions. A cumulative grade point average (GPA), calculated from all regionally accredited college credits earned, is used for admission review. We recommend that all students applying to DePaul for transfer admission have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for admission consideration. Students applying to transfer to the colleges below are recommended to meet the following GPA minimums:

  • Driehaus College of Business: 2.5
  • College of Education: 2.5
  • School of Music: 2.5 and an audition required
  • The Theatre School: 2.0, and audition or portfolio review, and interview required

Application Deadlines

Transfer applications are reviewed on a continuous basis. There are no deadlines to submit an application, however we encourage students to complete their application as soon as possible in order to have sufficient time to prepare for the beginning of the term.

Transfer students can be reviewed for admission with one current term of college coursework in progress. Due to this, applications for each quarter are typically reviewed on the following timeline:

​Quarter ​Application Review Period
​January - September
​Winter  ​May - January
​May - March
​Summer  ​January - June

Application Fee

DePaul does not require an application fee for undergraduate applicants.

Learn More

Contact us to attend an accelerated admission event, answer pressing questions, take a tour or visit a class. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​