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Graduation: Undergraduate Degree Requirements

​In order to graduate, undergraduate students must have fulfilled all of the following requirements:
  1. ​The student must have completed a minimum of 192 quarter hours or a minimum of 50 competencies for the School for New Learning competency-based programs
  2. The student must have a minimum of 2.000 cumulative grade point average. 
  3. The student must have completed all requirements for their degree by the last day of term for which they apply for degree conferral.
  4. The student must have earned grades of C- or better in all major and minor classes.  Please note that the cumulative grade point average in each of these areas must be greater than or equal to 2.000.
  5. The student must have fulfilled the residency requirement, i.e., he or she must have completed the following work at DePaul University:

Special Note for School for New Learning Competency-Based Programs:

  • A minimum of 25% of the School for New Learning (some programs may require additional) undergraduate degree requirements must be earned through residential credit by taking courses at the School for New Learning (SNL). A maximum of 75% of the School for New Learning degree requirements may be met through transfer coursework and Prior Learning Assessment.  However, Prior Learning Assessment may not account for more than 25% of the total degree requirements.
Exemptions to the residency requirement may be made by the Dean in individual cases.  
  1. A formal application for graduation must be filed by a candidate. Application for graduation may be made only by classified degree-seeking students. The student must complete the online degree conferral application in Campus Connect by the designated deadline date.
          Autumn degree conferral:   October 1
          Winter degree conferral:     January 15
          Spring degree conferral:      February 1
          Summer (August) degree conferral:   July 15
    Submitting this on-line application does not guarantee the conferral (granting) of a degree from DePaul University. A student may change the expected completion term up to the last day of that term.
  • Degree requirements are reviewed at the end of the expected completion term indicated. If all requirements are met, the degree will be conferred within 30 days of the end of the term. Diplomas are mailed (to graduates without financial holds), generally within 45-60 days after the end of the term. 
  • DePaul reports degree information to the National Student Clearinghouse monthly. Many companies and agencies use this service to verify awarded degrees. A student's degree will only be verified by the Clearinghouse if the student's Privacy Settings in Campus Connect indicate this as releasable information at the time the degree is conferred. Students should verify FERPA Privacy Settings before the end of their completion term.