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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.
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Transfer 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.
Transfer students can be admitted to DePaul during any quarter, except applicants to the School of Music and The Theatre School, which only allow fall admission.
Submit a completed application online.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Yes, we need official transcripts from every college or university you have attended. We cannot accept unofficial transcripts to complete your application.
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.
DePaul does not require an application fee for undergraduate applicants.
Visit our Counselor Finder map to find your transfer admission representative.
If you attend a school that’s not listed, call our office at (312) 362-8300 to speak with an admission counselor.
DePaul representatives visit Chicago-area community colleges regularly throughout the year. Visit our Counselor Finder map for information on visits to your campus.
If you attend a school not listed on our Counselor Finder map, we invite you to contact our office to schedule an appointment.
We review transfer applications on a rolling basis. Most applicants will have an admission decision within two to four weeks of their application being completed.
We also offer instant admission decision through our Accelerated Transfer Admission program. Register to attend an admission event.
We are pleased to work with transfer students to navigate the financial aid process, including scholarship awards. Transfer students receive automatic consideration for merit based scholarships at the time of admission (see below), and we encourage you to review Scholarship Connect to learn about other opportunities that you may qualify for as a transfer student. For example, a generous donor has established the Chicagoland Community College Transfer Scholarship for those entering DePaul as a full time student at the junior level. Please visit Scholarship Connect to learn more about the criteria for this and other awards.
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
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.
DePaul Center Joan H. Wish Center, Room 101
1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604
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