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Autumn 2014-2015
Catalog update:
May 15, 2014

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Students are required to follow the Academic Handbook and Code of Student Responsibility

  1. ​The student must have completed a minimum of 192 quarter hours. The total quality points must equal twice the number of graded quarter hours attempted.
  2. The student must have a minimum of 2.000 cumulative grade point average. 
  3. The student must have satisfied all the regulations of the individual college or school granting the degree.
  4. The student must have earned grades of C- or better in all major and minor classes.  Please note that the cumulative grade point average in each of these areas must be greater than or equal to 2.000.
  5. The student must have completed the residency requirement, i.e., he or she must have completed the following work at DePaul University: the final 60 quarter hours of credit; one-half of the credit earned in the major area of concentration; one-half of the credit earned in the minor if applicable; all courses in the senior year. BA students in the School for New Learning must have completed all 13 residency requirements; BA in Computing students must have completed all 15 residency requirements; BA in General Business students must have completed 29 residency requirements; and BA in Early Childhood Education students must have completed 29 residency requirements. Exemptions to the residency requirement may be made by the Dean in individual cases.
      1. Special Note: The School for New Learning is an active member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium and operates within the SOC policies and residence requirement parameters in its Individual Focus Area undergraduate degrees. Servicemembers may design degree programs in any area of interest and complete their requirements through a combination of on campus or online learning, documentation of relevant experience and independent study. Academic residency may be completed at any time while enrolled and does not exceed 25% of the academic requirements. SNL programs exempt from SOC participation include the BA in Computing, BA in General Business, BA in Early Childhood Development, and Degree Completion Majors in Applied Behavioral Sciences and Leadership.
  6. A formal application for graduation must be filed by a candidate. Application for graduation may be made only by classified degree seeking students. The student must complete the online degree conferral application in Campus Connect by the designated deadline date.
          Autumn degree conferral:   October 1
          Winter degree conferral:     January 15
          Spring degree conferral:      February 1
          Summer (August) degree conferral:   July 15

Submitting this on-line application does not guarantee the conferral (granting) of a degree from DePaul University. A student can change the expected completion term up to the last day of that term. Degree requirements are reviewed at the end of the expected completion term indicated. If all requirements are met, the degree will be conferred within 30 days of the end of the term. Diplomas are mailed (to graduates without financial holds), generally within 45-60 days after the end of the term.

DePaul reports degree information to the National Student Clearinghouse monthly. Many companies and agencies use this service to verify awarded degrees. A student's degree will only be verified by the Clearinghouse if the student's Privacy Settings in Campus Connect indicate this as releasable information at the time the degree is conferred. Students should verify FERPA Privacy Settings before the end of their completion term.