DePaul University > Admission & Aid > Types of Admission > Transfer Student > Transferring Your Courses > Transfer Articulation Center FAQ
DePaul’s Transfer Articulation Center (TrAC) reviews your files, undergraduate coursework and determines its transferability to DePaul—posting credits to your record.
The majority of your coursework will be posted to your record within a week of your admission to DePaul. However, depending on when you applied, some courses may not be posted to your record until the end of your first quarter.
When a course you’ve taken does not match up to a DePaul course, but we find it is transferable and applicable to a specific DePaul department, we will make the course transferable into that department (in this case, ART) based on the level of the course (in this case, 200), and whether the course is transferable to DePaul’s Liberal Studies program.
This means that a 200-level Art course may also be applicable to the Arts & Literature General Education requirement and be listed on your record as a general 200-level course that satisfies a Liberal Studies program requirement.
TrAC looks at several factors when determining whether or not a course will count as a Liberal Studies course. The most important factor is how closely the course meets the goals and objectives of DePaul’s Liberal Studies program and, specifically, the goals and objectives of the Common Core or Learning Domain requirements.
At DePaul, Liberal Studies courses and Learning Domains are the same as “general education” courses.
No. If the institution you are attending or previously attended is regionally accredited, we will accept courses provided they meet our requirements.
Not necessarily. We will review all of your courses and determine which ones will transfer to DePaul based on our requirements.
No. Regardless of any circumstance, the final attempt at taking a course is the only attempt that is eligible to earn credit.
No. Petitions of re-reviews do not guarantee a course will be transferred to DePaul. No refunds are given for courses accepted under a re-review. Regardless of any circumstance, the final attempt at taking a course is the only attempt that is eligible to earn credit. And you cannot earn multiple credits for a course that is not considered repeatable in accordance with the University Catalog.
Review the Test Exemption Grid to see whether or not you’ve satisfied all of the requirements that will exempt you from taking a placement test.
this form if you are a current student and plan to take courses at another institution (e.g., summer courses at a community college or a non-DePaul study abroad program).
If you are studying abroad on a non-DePaul program, upload the completed form to your Transfer Credit Application to
If you have questions about how courses apply to your major, time it will take to complete your degree or how to transfer into another school or college at DePaul, please wait until you’ve completed orientation. If you’ve already attended, contact us:
*Note: If you have questions about the transferability of graduate level coursework toward a graduate degree program, please contact the individual graduate program you’re looking to transfer to for more information. TrAC only determines the articulation of external undergraduate coursework.