DePaul Harold Washington Academy

DePaul students on the Loop Campus

New Partnership. New Path Forward.

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

Harold Washington College 
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