Admission decisions at DePaul University are based on a strong academic record, as well as personal and occupational achievements, ambition, energy, resourcefulness and leadership. The University recognizes that each individual brings unique abilities to the DePaul community and performs a holistic review of a student’s application. DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services.
Types of admission include:
Freshman Student: You are under age 24 and have completed at least six semesters of high school.
Transfer Student: You are under age 24 and have completed college courses at a regionally accredited institution. For policies regulating transfer credit, please see Transfer Credit Regulations in the Undergraduate Handbook.
Graduate Student: You have an undergraduate degree and are applying for a graduate degree program, or are taking graduate courses (non-degree or as a student-at-large).
Adult/Adult Transfer Student: You are age 24 or over and are interested in an undergraduate degree or non-credit course work.
International Student: You have been educated outside of the United States and will submit international educational credentials as part of your application, and/or you are or will be in F-1 or J-1 visa status.
Online Learning Student: You are interested in DePaul's online distance learning programs.
Veteran Student: You are a veteran and interested in an undergraduate or graduate degree or course work.
Non-Degree Student/Student At Large: You are a college graduate or high school student interested in taking undergraduate courses for credit that will transfer to another institution (i.e.: for graduate school preparation, career advancement, or personal enrichment) and not pursuing a degree at DePaul. You must submit the online application and an unofficial transcript for admission review.
: You are a student in good standing at another institution who plans to take classes at DePaul but not pursue a degree at DePaul. Simply submit the online application. Visiting students do not have to supply a transcript except to show prerequisites.
Readmitted Student: You are a former DePaul student previously enrolled in an undergraduate degree program who has been absent from the university for three or more consecutive quarters (excluding summer sessions).
Continuing Education Student: You are interested in taking courses without receiving college credit or in participating in one of our continuing education or professional review courses.
More information is available on the Admission website.