Registration in Courses in Other Colleges or Schools

College of Communication graduate students may be permitted to register for graduate-level courses offered in other colleges or schools of the university after appropriate consultation and approval, including:

  • ​Submitting written email approval from instructor of the outside course for the CMN student to take the desired course as an elective. Student must submit this approval to graduate advisor.
  • Once received, the graduate program director or graduate advisor must give​ final approval that the outside elective will count towards degree completion requirements.  The graduate advisor can assist with registration, if necessary.

Non- College of Communication Student Course Registration

Students who are not enrolled in a CMN graduate program may register for courses if they email the instructor for permission.  Student must forward the email stating instructor​ approval to CMN graduate advisor.  Once received, the CMN graduate advisor will help the student register for the class.

Residence Registration

All graduate students who will use the facilities of the university (library, laboratory, etc.) or who will consult with faculty members regarding theses, projects, or comprehensive examinations, must be officially registered in each quarter.

Late Add Policy

Students will not be added to courses past the add deadline for each quarter as posted on the Academic Calendar. The Academic Calendar is available on DePaul’s website prior to the start of each academic year. All enrollments must be completed before this date. After this date, students will be unable to add courses through Campus Connect, and Advisors will not process late adds due to University policy, even if the student has gained instructor permission.

For certain courses such as internship courses, independent studies, or courses that have a later start date indicated on Campus Connect, a late add is occasionally permissible and can be discussed with the student’s Academic Advisor. In the rare case that a student must be added late to a course because of extenuating circumstances, permission from both the instructor and the Associate Dean of the College of Communication is required. If the student gains permission from the instructor, the instructor must contact the Dean with the reason for the late add. If the Dean approves the request, it is then forwarded to the student’s Academic Advisor for processing. Students should not attend any course for which they are not registered.​ 

Closed Course Policy

The College of Communication will not process additions to closed Communication courses. Students should not attend a class for which they are not registered. 
In rare circumstances, a student who needs a specific course in their final quarter will be added by an Academic Advisor to a closed course so that they can meet degree requirements in their final quarter. If there are other sections of that course still open, the student must add the open section. If a student finds a course that they need to graduate is closed, they must email their Academic Advisor and request addition to the closed course. The advisor will verify that the course is required for graduation in that term and that there are no other sections of that course open. If those conditions are met, the student will be added to a section of the course. 
Once a course is closed, students should not email instructors to be added to closed courses. Course limits are set so that all students and the instructor can have a positive classroom experience. In the rare circumstance that an instructor does approve the addition of a student to his or her closed course, the instructor must email the student’s Academic Advisor within the deadline to add courses for that quarter so that the enrollment can be processed. Late additions to courses will be not be processed, even with instructor permission. The deadline to add courses can be found on the Academic Calendar, which is available on DePaul’s website.

Important Tips for Registration

  • Check your Holds and To-Dos frequently by signing in to Campus Connection. Please resolve them as soon as possible, as some may affect your ability to register.
  • Our online Learning Center with Campus Connection will help you make full use of new and updated tools for registration.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Academic Calendar, which includes critical academic and financial deadlines.
  • Answers to many student questions can be found on DePaul Central website.