The DePaul Admission Partnership Program (DAPP) is a transfer preparation program designed for students beginning their college education at a community college. It is a great way to make sure that you are taking the right courses for your degree by mapping out a path to your selected major.

By participating, you'll be able to:

  • Plan ahead. Map out courses at your community college and DePaul for a smooth transfer process.
  • Pay lower tuition rates. Take advantage of the lower tuition rates at your community college for up to two years (66 semester hours).
  • Work with our admission counselors now. Receive guidance, meet them on your community college campus and attend special events.
  • Earn two degrees. Earn an associate degree from your community college and a bachelor's degree from DePaul.
  • Attend special events and workshops.

How to Join DAPP

To join DAPP, you must apply and be enrolled in a partner community college, and currently have completed less than 30 semester/45 quarter hours of credits. To be considered for participation:

  1. Complete the DAPP participation form.
  2. Schedule an appointment to meet with a DePaul University transfer counselor at the Loop Campus or at your local community college within a month of submitting the DAPP form.
  3. Confirm that you meet the DAPP participation requirements at your scheduled appointment.

Upcoming DAPP Events

If you haven't signed up for our DAPP program yet, join us at one of our upcoming events to learn more about DAPP.

Participation Requirements

As a DAPP student, you must:

  • Maintain continuous enrollment at your community college, taking at least two courses per term (except for summer).
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Submit transcripts at the end of each term. Bring unofficial transcripts to your regular appointments with your DePaul counselor. (A final official transcript must be submitted at the time of transfer.)
  • Enroll at DePaul within three years of initial participation in DAPP.
  • Be in good standing at your community college and at the time of admission to DePaul.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I be a DAPP participant?

You must transfer within three years for degree requirements to remain the same. Students are encouraged to complete the associate degree prior to transferring and may transfer up to 66 semester hours of credit.​ 

Do I need to be a full-time student to be in DAPP?

Yes, or very close to full-time, in order for you to complete your associate degree within the three-year limit.​​

Are all programs/majors at DePaul available for DAPP?

All DePaul University undergraduate programs are available for DAPP students except for those within the School for New Learning, the School of Music, or The Theatre School.

What student services will be available?

As a DAPP student you will have access to DePaul University workshops, tours, information sessions and special campus events, on a scheduled basis.​​ 

What scholarships are available to DAPP students?

All DAPP students who meet the eligibility requirements will receive a $3,000-per-year DAPP scholarship. The Phi Theta Kappa scholarship can also be awarded if you meet the eligibility requirements. More information on scholarships can be found on our Scholarship page.​

I will be staying at my community college longer than planned. How do I update my application?

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

Date of Application Submission
Have you received an admission decision? Yes Before August 15
On or after August 15
No Before August 15 On or after August 15


Contact us at (312)362-8300 or email us at admission@depaul.edu.