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Adult Undergraduate Student

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Find the degree that fits your needs

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.

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Adult-Focused Degree Options

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 Applied Behavioral Sciences by attending class on campus one night a week (other courses are available online).

Program Guidelines
BA in Applied Behavioral Sciences

Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) from Illinois or 66 semester hours applicable to the degree program based upon review

Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

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.

Program Guidelines

BA in Decision Analytics

BA in Healthcare Administration

BA in Leadership Studies

BA in Nonprofit Management

BA in Professional Studies with a major in Business Administration (BAPS)

BA in Professional Studies with a major in Computing (BAPS)

BA in Recreation and Sport Management

You may pursue a professional degree program with or without previous college credit

Must be age 24 or older

Have a high school diploma or GED

Minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA from your last school attended

Exceptions can be made upon review of an individual’s credentials by an admissions representative

DePaul's traditional programs combine liberal studies with majors in more than 150 areas. Find traditional degree programs here.

College/School Guidelines
College of Communication
Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
College of Science and Health
The Theatre School
Driehaus College of Business
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
12 semester (16 quarter) hours of transferable credit completed*
College of Education
School of Music
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 
 12 semester (16 quarter) hours of transferable credit completed*

*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 School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) 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 Jarvis 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

Admission Steps

Adult Undergraduate Student Applicants

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 If you are submitting transcripts via SCRIP-SAFE, please be sure to connect with the DePaul University Undergraduate Admissions account.

Please complete the following steps if you need to change any important information (e.g., major, admit term).

  1. Go to your Blue Demon Domain account and log in. (If you have multiple applications on file, please select the one you want to check and then click the "Open Application" button.)
  2. Review your checklist; any items listed as “Awaiting” still require action on your part.
  3. If you need to make an update to your term of entry, major, or other important details from your application, click on the "Update Application" button under "Account Tools".

For any issues accessing your Blue Demon Domain account, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (312) 362-8300 or

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.

Application Deadlines

Adult undergraduate admission takes place on a rolling basis. Your application and transcripts can be reviewed at any time prior to your start date. The earliest time that application and transcript review can take place is one year prior to your desired starting term.

Adult Enrollment Center

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:

  • Evaluating your degree options
  • Transferring existing college credit
  • Applying for financial aid
  • Earning credit for life experience
  • Enrolling in programs like employer tuition reimbursement or veteran's assistance
  • Connecting you with other adult education student services

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DePaul’s Adult Enrollment Center location:

Loop Campus
DePaul Center
1 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 9000
Chicago, IL 60604

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