Prepare to Transfer

Transferring to DePaul is simple, but it can be difficult to know where to start. Are you planning ahead or ready to apply? Either way, the following steps will guide you to the information you need:

Plan ahead

Step 1: Request information from DePaul.

Learn more about the transfer process, timelines, credit transfer and your program of interest. Fill out the form.​​​

Step 2: Determine which courses will transfer to DePaul.

Use these tools to find out how credits will transfer to DePaul. Learn more. ​​

Step 3: Find your transfer admission counselor.

Explore our interactive map to find your counselor's contact information and learn more about them. Search the map. ​​

Step 4: Join the DePaul Admission Partnership Program (DAPP).

If you attend or are planning to attend a Chicago area community college, consider joining DAPP, a transfer preparation program.

Step 5: Attend an upcoming admission event.

Visit DePaul, take a tour, learn about transfer partnerships and more. View our admission events calendar.

Prepare to apply

Transfer students are admitted to DePaul each quarter. (The School of Music and Theatre School only have fall admission.)

Step 6: Learn about the transfer admission process.

Find out about cumulative GPA requirements, application deadlines and more on our Transfer Student Admission Process page. ​​

Step 7: Consider accelerated admission.

Every first and third Friday of each month, admission staff is available to review your application and make an immediate admission decision. Learn more.​​

Step 8: Familiarize yourself with official transfer policies.

Dig into the details about academic policies and graduation requirements. ​​


Ready to apply? Go directly to DePaul's online application for transfer students.

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