Transfer Student

TRANSFER STUDENT

You're an integral part of our community

Thinking of transferring to DePaul? You'll find a unique focus on your needs as a transfer student and an approach to higher education designed to broaden your perspective.

DePaul is the choice of thousands of transfer students every year — with transfer students making up more than 40 percent of our undergraduate population. Why? Because of the priority we place on meeting the needs of our transfer students.

You'll have access to:

  • Admission counselors who only work with transfer students
  • Extensive choice of majors and programs
  • Small classes that emphasize hands-on learning
  • A vast alumni network

Not Ready to Apply Yet?

Prepare to Transfer Request Information Attend an Admission Event

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.

Apply

Submit a completed application online.​

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 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 9000
Chicago, IL 60604

Electronic transcripts and test scores may be sent to electronictranscripts@depaul.edu. 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

Please use the following guide if you need to change any important information (e.g., major, admit term).

Date of Application Submission
Have you received an admission decision? Yes Before August 15
On or after August 15
No Before August 15 On or after August 15

Application Deadlines

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

International Transfer Admission

If you're 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get into DePaul?

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

Do I need to send all of my transcripts?

Yes, we need official transcripts from every college or university you have attended. We cannot accept unofficial transcripts to complete your application.​

When should I apply?

You can start applying to transfer to DePaul with one term in progress at another institution. Once you begin your last term at your current school, you should start the transfer application process.

What is the application fee?

DePaul does not require an application fee for undergraduate applicants.​

Who is my transfer counselor?

Visit our Counselor Finder map to find your transfer admission representative.

If you attend a school that’s not listed, call our office at (312) 362-8300 to speak with an admission counselor.​

Can I meet with a counselor on my current campus?

DePaul representatives visit Chicago-area community colleges regularly throughout the year. Visit our Counselor Finder map for information on visits to your campus.

If you attend a school not listed on our Counselor Finder map, we invite you to contact our office to schedule an appointment.​

How long does it take to get an admission decision?

We review transfer applications on a rolling basis. Most applicants will have an admission decision within two to four weeks of their application being completed.

We also offer instant admission decision through our Accelerated Transfer Admission program. Register to attend an admission event.​

Financial Aid

Transfer students are automatically considered for merit scholarships at the time of admission to the university. Select "Transfer Students" on our scholarships page for more information.

Learn more about DePaul Financial Aid

Transfer Center

Transferring can feel overwhelming — that's why we have a center that centralizes everything you need to prepare to transfer, apply and enroll at DePaul. Our counselors specialize in working with transfer students and can assist you with the entire process.

Register for an info session

DePaul's Transfer Center location

DePaul Center
Joan H. Wish Center, Room 101
1 E. Jackson Blvd. 
Chicago, IL 60604

(312) 362-8300
admission@depaul.edu

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