DePaul University > Admission & Aid > Admitted Students > Next Steps Checklist: Freshman
As a newly-admitted DePaul student, you will need to complete the final steps to enroll at DePaul. DePaul students use two web portals to conduct business:
Blue Demon Domain and
Blue Demon Domain is your application and next steps portal where you’ll find your personal checklist of everything that needs to be completed. You may have set up an account when you were applying to DePaul to check on the status of your application. If you haven’t logged in yet, go to the site and set up your account. You will find instructions and links to your next steps there.
When you were admitted to DePaul, you also should have received an email with instructions on setting up your BlueKey credentials. You will be required to use your BlueKey information to log in to
Campus Connect (DePaul’s main student portal) to move through some of your next steps. Once you are enrolled at DePaul, you will use this portal for all your university transactions and administrative tasks.
Please note: Your BlueKey login credentials can be used for both portals. If you’ve forgotten your password, use the “Forgot your password?” link on the login page. If you’ve not received or are having issues with your BlueKey credentials, contact the Information Services Help Desk at (312) 362-8765 and inform them that you are a newly-admitted student.
Declare your intent to enroll through
Blue Demon Domain by the National Candidate Reply Date of May 1 or within two weeks of receiving your acceptance packet.
If you’ve been admitted after the deposit deadline or for a term other than the fall, submit your deposit within two weeks of receiving your acceptance packet.
On-campus housing isn’t required or guaranteed, but students who wish to live on campus can apply for housing upon admission to DePaul. Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis according to the date your Housing Agreement, prepayment and parent/guardian voucher (if necessary) are received by DePaul Housing. Specific residence halls and roommates requests are not guaranteed.
To apply for housing, submit your on-campus Housing Agreement and prepayment through the Housing link in
Blue Demon Domain.
To view virtual tours of our residence halls, and for more information about living on campus, visit the
DePaul Housing website.
Prior to registering for orientation, you will need to complete DePaul’s required placement process for writing and mathematics online. Placement tests for modern languages and chemistry are optional for students planning to enroll in these courses. You can access the Placement Process in
Blue Demon Domain.
Learn more about DePaul’s Placement process.
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If you’ve completed exams through Advanced Placement (AP) courses, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and/or the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, you may receive course credit from DePaul based on your scores/transcripts.
You may have your scores/transcripts sent electronically by the testing agency, or you may mail them to:DePaul UniversityOffice of Undergraduate Admission1 E. Jackson Blvd.Chicago, IL 60604Learn more about DePaul’s course credit by exam.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
(312) 362-8610 with questions.
The Premiere DePaul orientation program will provide you with all the information you need before arriving on campus for your first day of classes. During orientation, you will meet your classmates, get acquainted with the campus and surrounding neighborhoods, meet with an academic advisor and register for classes.
One of the first courses you’ll take at DePaul will be your Chicago Quarter course, either Discover or Explore Chicago. Chicago Quarter courses acquaint first-year students at DePaul with the metropolitan community, its neighborhoods, cultures, people, institutions, organizations and issues. It is through these classes that you’ll make first contact with both the university’s urban identity and its Vincentian mission. You’ll also learn about university life, resources, and how to be a successful student. This learning is accomplished through a variety of means, but particularly through first-hand observation, participation, personal discovery, reflection, discussion, and guest lectures.
Sign up for Premiere DePaul Orientation and Chicago Quarter through
Blue Demon Domain beginning in early April for students admitted to summer and fall quarters. In order to access this registration, you’ll first need to submit your tuition deposit and complete the required placement process noted above.
Learn more about orientation through the Office of New Student & Family Engagement.
Learn more about the Chicago Quarter courses through the First-Year Program office.
If you haven’t already, you must file the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for need-based financial aid.
Submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 for maximum aid consideration for the fall quarter.
Note: If you are entering DePaul in the winter, spring or summer quarters, file the FAFSA as soon as possible.
DePaul awards scholarships for academic excellence, strong leadership, service to your community and artistic talent.
Learn more about our scholarships.
The best way for you to get a feel for what life at DePaul is like is to
connect with us. We offer everything from individual appointments with your admission counselors to information sessions, student panels and campus tours.
Learn more and register online.
Enrollment is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance through all of your educational terms. Send us your official, final transcript from the institution you most recently attended as soon as it becomes available. Failure to submit your final transcript will prevent you from registering for classes.
Submit your transcripts electronically or by mail to: DePaul University Office of Undergraduate Admission 1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604
If you should fall below the academic standards on which your admission was based or exhibit a significant change in character, DePaul has the right to revoke your offer of admission, withdraw you from any courses for which you have registered and institute additional requirements for reapplication.
DePaul University complies with Illinois state law, which requires all students attending a campus location to provide proof of immunization. Please view the
immunization requirements for more details. You can upload your records online through
Blue Demon Domain.