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DePaul’s Early Action Program (EAP) requires that you apply by November 15. You will be notified by December 15 of the year you expect to enroll at DePaul. If you are admitted under EAP, you will receive strongest consideration for academic scholarships and priority consideration for advising and registration.
Learn more about the Early Action Program.
If you’ve taken advanced course work in high school (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, College Level Examination Program or specific advanced credit equivalencies), we offer credit for demonstrated prior learning at the college level.
For detailed information, visit our
Test Credit and Placement site.
Additionally, we offer credit to satisfy undergraduate general education, major field and elective requirements for dual (high school–college) enrollment programs. For these dual enrollment programs, credit is evaluated by the Office of Admission. Send an official transcript from the institution awarding credit.
DePaul’s School of Music and The Theatre School require additional application steps, including auditions, interviews and application fees.
School of Music for detailed application processes and requirements.
The Theatre School for detailed application processes and requirements for your intended major. Using the link above, select your intended major and “How to Apply” at the bottom of the page for more information.
Music and Theatre School applicants are not eligible to participate in the Early Action Program and will be given strongest consideration for academic scholarships if they meet their respective application deadlines.
New, first-time students applying to enter the Animation BA or Animation BFA degree programs are required to submit a Creative Statement and a Creative Portfolio.
Learn more about what to include and how to submit these materials.
Students who have been home schooled through high school will need to submit the following materials with the application for admission consideration:
Optional materials that we recommend submitting include textbooks used, specifically for math and science.
Office of International Admission for detailed application and admission requirements.
DePaul, in a partnership with Harold Washington College (HWC), will offer the DePaul Harold Washington Academy – an exciting new path for Chicago Star Scholars to earn their undergraduate degree from DePaul.
Students will take associate degree classes taught by HWC faculty at DePaul’s downtown campus, and earn an Associate of Arts degree from HWC. They’ll also 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.
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Loop Campus DePaul Center 1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604
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go.depaul.edu/CleryASR. The report includes statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and public property immediately adjacent to campus, institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual assault and other matters. It also includes fire statistics, fire safety practices and standards of the institution. For a paper copy of the report, contact DePaul’s Crime Prevention Office at (773) 325-7775.