Using Undergraduate Credit for Graduate Courses:

All courses numbered 100 through 399 are considered to be at the undergraduate level and are not accepted for graduate credit.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit is not widely accepted at the graduate level. However, in certain circumstances and with the approval of the student's faculty advisor and the CDM Dean's Office, it will be considered.  In all instances:

  • A maximum of two courses will be considered for transfer into any CDM graduate degree program.
  • Any course that has already been applied toward a degree may not be applied again as transfer credit in a different degree.
  • If approved, the credit transferred to DePaul University applies only to programs offered through the College of CDM.
  • Credit earned through a program in the Institute for Professional Development at DePaul University is considered transfer credit and is subject to all transfer credit policies.
  • In order for a request for transfer credit to be considered, please submit the following materials to the CDM Academic Success Center:
    • An official copy of the transcript from the school where the course was completed.
    • A written statement confirming that the course did not apply towards a previously earned degree.
    • A written statement explaining how this course might apply to your program in CDM.

Graduate level introductory courses, typically numbered between 400 and 419, may not be substituted for any other course at any other level.

Second Degree

CDM does not permit admission to more than one graduate program at a time. Under no circumstances may one course be used to satisfy requirements in multiple programs, except for introductory courses (i.e., waivable). Students may not repeat the same course for credit in multiple programs. Cross-listed courses are considered to be one course in this policy. Students wishing to apply unused courses from one degree to another must consult with an academic advisor.