DePaul University > Admission & Aid > Types of Admission > Adult Undergraduate Student
We're focused on your needs as an adult student. DePaul will help you leverage skills you already have and prepare you to hit the ground running.
Whether you have some college credit or are starting from scratch, we have the programs and flexible formats to meet your needs. Tailored to your goals and learning preferences, we offer a variety of adult education degree options for adult students.
If you have an associate degree and are ready to complete your education, then the accelerated adult degree completion programs are for you.
Earn your Bachelor of Arts Degree in 24 months in Leadership Studies or Applied Behavioral Sciences by attending class on campus one night a week (other courses are available online). All admitted students qualify for a scholarship and flexible payment options are available to those who are eligible.
DePaul provides a distinctive approach for adult learners through its professional degree programs. These programs allow you to gain new knowledge and develop innovative skills to help you achieve your personalized career goals. Designed for working adult learners, these professional majors offer a structured path to graduation that may be accelerated through transfer credit and assessment of prior personal and professional experiential learning.
BA in Professional Studies with a major in Business Administration (BAPS)
BA in Computing
BA in Healthcare Administration
BA in Decision Analytics
Students may enter with or without previous college credit.
Students transferring college credit must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
Exceptions may be made if transcripts are older than three years.
DePaul's traditional programs combine liberal studies with majors in more than 150 areas. Find traditional degree programs here.
*If you have earned fewer than 12 semester hours (16 quarter) hours of college credit, please submit an official copy of your high school transcript or GED score report.
Through DePaul's Office of Continuing and Professional Education (OCPE) you may benefit from high-quality certificate programs for adult learners seeking new skills for professional development and certification for career advancement. The Institute for Professional Development — a unit of the College of Computing and Digital Media — offers certificate programs in computer science. These programs are geared towards working professionals in information technology who would like to update a skill, or who are seeking career advancement.
Learn more about continuing education
To begin your journey in adult education, submit a
completed application online.
Send official transcripts from all colleges and universities you've attended — regardless of the amount of credit earned or grades.
Students applying to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies with no previous college coursework or applying to traditional degree programs with fewer than 12 semester (16 quarter) hours of transferable credit from another college or university will also be required to submit official high school transcripts or GED score report.
For information on requesting official transcripts, please visit the website of your previous institution's records office or office of the registrar.
Office of Undergraduate Admission
1 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 9000
Chicago, IL 60604
Electronic transcripts and test scores may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are submitting transcripts via SCRIP-SAFE, please be sure to connect with the DePaul University Undergraduate Admissions account.
If you are already pursuing your adult education by taking college courses, please send a list of courses you will be enrolled in for the current term or for a future term to email@example.com. (Example: Eng 101/English Composition I — 3 semester hours.)
Please complete the following steps if you need to change any important information (e.g., major, admit term).
For any issues accessing your Blue Demon Domain account, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (312) 362-8300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Student Applicants
If you're an international student or received credit for high school or college courses outside the U.S., review International Admission's application information for additional instructions. Contact International Admission at (312) 362-8376 with additional questions.
Students who apply for admission after the deadline will have their application considered on a space-available basis until the first day of class.
We understand your time is precious — that's why we have an adult enrollment center that centralizes everything you need to enroll at DePaul. Our counselors specialize in serving adult undergraduate students and can assist you with the entire admission process, including:
Loop Campus DePaul Center
Joan H. Wish Center, Room 101
1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604