Thinking of transferring to DePaul? You'll find a unique focus on your needs as a transfer student and an approach to higher education designed to broaden your perspective.
DePaul is the choice of thousands of transfer students every year — with transfer students making up more than 40 percent of our undergraduate population. Why? Because of the priority we place on meeting the needs of our transfer students. In fact, we were recently named to the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll for our commitment to transfer students' academic success.
You'll have access to:
- Admission counselors who only work with transfer students
- Extensive choice of majors and programs
- Small classes that emphasize hands-on learning
- A vast alumni network
Not Ready to Apply Yet?
Prepare to Transfer Request Information Attend an Admission Event
Transfer students are admitted to DePaul each quarter — except applicants to the School of Music and The Theatre School, which only have fall admission.
Submit Official Transcripts
Your application requirements may differ depending on your age and number of credits completed. Please review to the grid below to determine the documents you will need to submit.
||University Semester Credits
||High School Transcripts Required?
|23 and younger
|30+ total semester credits
|29 or fewer total semester credits
||Yes. And you also will need to submit either your ACT or SAT scores.
|24 and older
|12+ total semester credits
|11 or fewer total semester credits
For information on requesting official transcripts, please visit the website of your previous institution's records office or office of the registrar.
Send everything to:
Office of Undergraduate Admission
1 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 9000
Chicago, IL 60604
Electronic transcripts and test scores may be sent to email@example.com. If you are submitting transcripts via SCRIP-SAFE, please be sure to connect with the DePaul University Undergraduate Admissions account.
Tell Us About Classes You're Taking Now
If you're currently taking college courses, mail or email us a list of the courses you are enrolled in for the current term or will be for a future term.
Updating Your Application
Please complete the following steps if you need to change any important information (e.g., major, admit term).
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.)
- Review your checklist; any items listed as “Awaiting” still require action on your part.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
||Application Review Period
||January - September
||May - January
||May - March
||January - June
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.
International Transfer Admission
If you're an international student or received credit for high school or college courses outside the U.S., review the Office of International Programs application information for additional instruction.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get into DePaul?
All transfer students are reviewed holistically on an individual basis, taking into consideration all information supplied during the application process, including academic history and standing at previous institutions. A cumulative grade point average (GPA), calculated from all regionally accredited college credits earned, is used for admission review. We recommend that all students applying to DePaul for transfer admission have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for admission consideration.
Students applying to transfer to the colleges below are recommended to meet the following GPA minimums:
- College of Education: 2.5
- School of Music: 2.5 and an audition required
- The Theatre School: 2.0 and audition or portfolio review, and interview required
When should I apply?
You can start applying to transfer to DePaul with one term in progress at another institution. Once you begin your last term at your current school, you should start the transfer application process.
Transfer students are automatically considered for merit scholarships at the time of admission to the university. Select "Transfer Students" on our scholarships page for more information.
Learn more about DePaul Financial Aid
Apply Now Find Your Admission Counselor
Transferring can feel overwhelming — that's why we have a center that centralizes everything you need to prepare to transfer, apply and enroll at DePaul. Our counselors specialize in working with transfer students and can assist you with the entire process.
Register for an info session
DePaul's Transfer Center location
Joan H. Wish Center, Room 101
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
DePaul University is an equal opportunity employer and educator and complies with the Clery Act, which requires all universities to make this information available to prospective students.
DePaul University's Safety & Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report is available upon request and at 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.