The DePaul Harold Washington Academy offers an exciting new path for Chicago Star Scholars to earn their undergraduate degree.
Interested students must apply to DePaul as a freshman. DePaul then refers eligible candidates to Harold Washington College.
Combining The Best of Both
Harold Washington College (HWC) and DePaul University are coming together to offer a new
program to Chicago Star Scholarship winners. The DePaul Harold Washington
Academy, just under five blocks away from Harold Washington College, combines the best of
both Harold Washington College and DePaul – allowing students to take advantage of all that
both institutions offer.
Earn Your DePaul Degree on Our Campus – From Start to Finish
Students will take associate degree classes taught by HWC faculty at DePaul's downtown campus, and earn an Associate of Arts degree from HWC. Here, they’ll have full access to a wide range of DePaul student perks, including the
Student Center, libraries, career and advising services, and tutoring. Once students have
earned their Associate of Arts degree from HWC, they’ll then get accepted to DePaul to
complete their bachelor’s degree.
How it Works
The DePaul Harold Washington Academy is for:
- Students who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree at DePaul
- Students who graduate from a Chicago Public School (CPS) in 2019 or later
- Students who are STAR Scholarship eligible