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DePaul Admission Partnership Program

The DePaul Admission Partnership Program (DAPP) is a transfer preparation program designed for students beginning their college education at a partner 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.
  • Have early access to customized visits. Make your campus visit your own. Observe a class, speak with current DePaul students, tour our campuses and meet with different departments.

Learn more and apply

Learn how to join DAPPRead through frequently asked questions

Our community college partners

Our Community College Partnerships office helps facilitate the transfer process for students interested in transferring to DePaul from a Chicagoland community college. If your school is not listed, contact your admission counselor or call DePaul Admission at (312) 362-8300.

University Center partnerships

Our University Center partnerships offer community college students a chance to complete your DePaul degree at a location close to you.


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

Students interested in our School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Theatre School, and School of Music are not able to participate in DAPP due to their unique admission requirements.

All DAPP students who meet the eligibility requirements can receive up to a $12,000 DAPP Scholarship. Additional scholarships that can be stacked would include the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship, and the Chicago Star Scholarship if requirements are met. More information can be found at our scholarship page.

Yes. For further information on financial aid, please contact DePaul Central.

You can schedule an appointment to meet with a transfer counselor at your community college or at our Loop Campus.

Contact DAPP Staff

Contact us with questions at 312-362-8300 and