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Winter/Spring/Summer 2014-2015
Catalog update:
October 17, 2014

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

Auditing Courses 

Students cannot audit courses that are part of their degree or certification requirement. However, students may choose to audit other courses. Audited courses are not graded and students receive no credit for the course.

Double Counting Courses

Under no circumstances can a course taken at DePaul University or at any other college or university fulfill degree requirements in more than one degree program. A course can only be counted as fulfilling the degree requirements of one degree program. 

Limit on Courses 

Courses taken at DePaul University or any other college or university that were completed more than 8 years ago can only be counted toward certification, degree, and/or content area requirements after a review of the student’s transcripts. Courses for endorsements will be limited to 10 years.  Transcripts will be evaluated based on the most-up-to-date licensure, degree, endorsement, and content area requirements. Exceptions will be evaluated by a faculty advisor.

General Education Coursework (Content Area Prerequisites) 

All general education requirements must be completed prior to student teaching. A grade of C- or better is required for all general education requirements. DePaul-approved CLEP tests may substitute for appropriate general education coursework. Remedial coursework cannot substitute for general education coursework.

Double Majors

Please refer to the undergraduate student handbook section of the catalog for the current policy regarding COE majors and options for double majoring.

Undergraduate Inter-College Transfer (ICT)

Undergraduate students who wish to transfer to another program within DePaul should submit an ICT request through Campus Connect. In order to transfer, students must meet the admission criteria of the program to which they are transferring.

Pass/Fail Option

Students can take elective courses or courses not required for certification or degree fulfillment as pass/fail. Courses taken pass/fail are not factored into students’ GPA.

Request to Register for More than 20 CREDIT HOURS (Undergraduates only).    

For consideration of this request, you must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have successfully completed at least 44 credit hours, and have successfully completed 4 courses the previous quarter. DEADLINE: Last day to add classes deadline.

Request for Transfer Credit as Part of FINAL 60 Credit Hours at DePaul (Undergraduate Residency Requirement)   

A request to take and transfer in credit from another institution as part of your final 60 hours of credit at DPU is granted only under extenuating or extra-ordinary circumstances. Any request must be accompanied by documentation demonstrating your need for this exception. All requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. DEADLINE: Last day to add classes for that term.   

Undergraduate Academic Standing

In order to receive advanced standing, undergraduate students in most majors must have a 2.5 or better GPA. Students who do not have a 2.5 GPA will be placed on probation. Students who do not have a 2.75 GPA will receive an academic alert.

In order to student teach and graduate, undergraduate students must have a 2.75 GPA.

Students in the Exericise Science major must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 to remain in good standing and need a 2.0 GPA to graduate.

Discontinuation and Re-admission

Students who have stopped their program of study for 3 consecutive quarters will be dropped from that program and must re-apply for re-admission through the admission office.  Re-admitted students must follow curriculum requirements as they exist at the time of re-admission.

Credit Hour Conversion

DePaul University's academic calendar is based on the quarter system.  College credit is accumulated on the basis of quarter hours.  To convert credit hours from the semester system to the quarter system, multiply the number of semester hours by 1.5 (example: 3 semester hours x 1.5 = 4.5 quarter hours).  To convert credit hours from the quarter system to the semester system, multiply the number of quarter hours by .67 (or 2/3) (example: 4 quarter hours x 2/3 = 2 2/3 semester hours).