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Winter/Spring/Summer 2016-2017
Catalog update: 
October 15, 2016

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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 fulfilled 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.

    Special Note for School for New Learning Competence-Based Programs:

    • A minimum of 25% of the School for New Learning (some programs may require additional) undergraduate degree requirements must be earned through residential credit by taking courses at the School for New Learning (SNL). A maximum of 75% of the School for New Learning degree requirements may be met through transfer coursework, proficiencies and Independent Learning Pursuits (ILPS). However, proficiencies and Independent Learning Pursuits may not account for more than 25% of the total degree requirements.
    • Attention Active Duty Servicemembers, Reservists and National Guardsmen: The School for New Learning is an active member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium. The School of New Learning academic residency requirement does not exceed more than twenty-five percent of the degree requirements for its undergraduate degree offered exclusively by the college. Active-duty servicemembers can design the Individualized Focus Area degree program in an area of interest and complete their requirements through on campus and/or online learning, documentation of relevant experience and independent study. Academic residency can be completed at any time while active-duty servicemembers are enrolled. Reservists and National Guardsmen on active-duty are covered in the same manner.  

    Exemptions to the residency requirement may be made by the Dean in individual cases.  

  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.