Transfer Credit and Credit by Examination
A maximum of 132 transfer hours (quarter hours) will be applicable to any undergraduate degree at DePaul. This includes transfer courses taken at both community colleges and other four-year institutions and credit by examination. Of the 132 quarter hours, a combined maximum of 99 quarter hours earned at a community college, through credit by examination and ACE military credit may be applied to a DePaul University degree. At least the last 60 quarter hours must be earned in residency at DePaul University. At least one half of the major field course work must be DePaul University credit. In the School for New Learning 15 of the 50 competencies must be earned at DePaul.
Credits earned from the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP) and/or International A/S and A level exams and ACE military credit combined with transfer credits from two-year institutions will total no more than 99 hours and, combined with credits from four-year institutions, will total no more than 132 hours. The senior year residency requirement prohibits the application of transfer, ACE military, CLEP, AP, IB, or A/S and A level credits to the final 60 credit hours of course work.
For additional information on types of transfer work accepted is available on the Transfer Credit Regulations in this handbook.
MAT 094, 095 and WRD 101, 102, 108 and 200 courses are intended to build a student’s skills in college-level reading, or mathematics. A maximum of 12 hours (depending upon the college or school enrolled) of these courses may be applied toward the degree as University electives. Students who take more than their maximum of these courses will graduate with an academic program in excess of the 192 hours required for the degree. No credit in these courses may be applied toward degree requirements in Liberal Studies. Students are not permitted to take these courses on a pass/fail basis. In addition, these courses may not be accepted for transfer to other colleges or universities.
Graduate Level Courses
Approved Bachelors/Masters programs
DePaul offers Bachelors/Masters degree programs which allow a student to complete 12 graduate level credit hours while still an undergraduate student. See the current University Catalog for a list of programs.
A maximum of 12 graduate level credit hours will count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Students interested in pursuing this option should consult with the appropriate college or school.
In addition, undergraduate students may be granted permission to complete a graduate level course to fulfill undergraduate course requirements. Please note that except for students participating in an approved Bachelor's/Master's program at DePaul, graduate courses taken while an undergraduate will not apply toward a graduate degree at DePaul.