Undergraduate Admitted Students: Next Steps Checklist
- Get connected
Log into Campus Connection, DePaul's online portal, with your user name and password (contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance). As a newly-admitted DePaul student, you'll use Campus Connection to help you complete the final steps to enroll at DePaul. You'll find your personal checklist needed to complete these steps by clicking through the following menu sequence: Self Service> Admission> Next Steps.
- Reserve your spot at DePaul
Reserve your spot in the entering class by submitting the required $100 non-refundable tuition deposit by June 1. You may pay your deposit online and complete the admitted student response request at the same time. (If paying by check, make it out to DePaul University and be certain to include your name and student ID. Checks can be mailed to Office of Admission, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604.) After June 1, deposits will be accepted on a space-available basis. Your deposit will be credited to your student account and will be deducted from your bill after you register for classes. This deposit will apply only for fall enrollment.
- Online I-20 request process
International Admission notifies undergraduate applicants of their acceptance to the University. Students will then complete the online I-20 request process at https://wd.is.depaul.edu/supportaffidavitwa/ (accessible to admitted students only). Completed requests and all other required documentation should be uploaded electronically, mailed, faxed or dropped off to:
1 E. Jackson Blvd. Suite 9300
Chicago, IL 60604
Please note, required documents vary by student and the online I-20 request process will provide the exact requirements for your student type and situation.
Visit Immigration Matters for more information.
- Submit campus housing agreement
If you are interested in living on campus during the academic year, submit your on-campus Housing Agreement with the required $200 prepayment as soon as possible. Each year, demand for on-campus housing exceeds available spaces. On-campus housing at DePaul is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis according to the date your Housing Agreement, prepayment, and parent/guardian voucher (if applicable) are received by the Department of Housing Services.
Visit Campus Housing for more information.
- Apply for financial aid (US citizens and Permanent residents only)
DePaul encourages families to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for need-based financial aid. We strongly recommend you submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1, 2013 and no later than February 15, 2013. Use the school finder on the FAFSA website and select DePaul (#001671) as one of the schools to which you would like your FAFSA information sent.
- Discover scholarship opportunities
All freshman students who apply to DePaul University and submit SAT I and ACT scores are automatically considered for academic scholarships upon admission for the fall quarter.
Transfer students applying for fall, winter or spring quarter must submit the transfer scholarship application and supporting documentation by the following deadlines:
Fall Quarter Applicants: June 1
Winter Quarter Applicants: November 1
Spring Quarter Applicants: February 1
Visit depaul.edu/scholarships for more information on freshman and transfer scholarships.
- Get placed
At DePaul, students complete their required placement process in writing, mathematics and modern languages online before registering for orientation. When you are ready to begin your placement process, log on to Campus Connection using your DePaul user ID and password and click through the following menu sequence: Self Service> Admission> Next Steps> Placement Process.
- Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), A & A/S Level exams and College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
DePaul University recognizes the achievements of our students as represented by their completion of exams through the AP, IB, A & A/S Level and CLEP programs. Students may earn credit applicable to their general education requirements, major field or elective requirements.
All AP, CLEP, A & A/S Level and IB scores/transcripts should be mailed to DePaul University, Office of Admission, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604, or sent electronically by the testing agency.
Go to sr.depaul.edu for detailed information on the placement process, or credit by exam contact email@example.com or +1 (312) 362-8610.
- Attend Campus Orientation
You will be sent registration materials for DePaul's mandatory new student orientation program where you will meet your classmates, get acquainted with the campus and surrounding neighborhoods, meet with an academic advisor and register for classes. There are several new student orientation programs scheduled during the summer months for students enrolling in the fall, or before subsequent quarters during the year, so you may register for the one that is most convenient for you upon completion of your placement process. Visit New Student Orientation for more information.
OISS Legal Document Check-in (F-1 and J-1 students only)
All new international students in F-1 and J-1 status are required to check-in at the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) after arriving on campus. Students who begin their program of study in the fall quarter will attend a scheduled Legal Document Check-in session. Students who begin their program of study in winter, spring or summer quarters should check-in at the OISS, DePaul Center room 9300.
Please bring the following documents with you when you check-in: SEVIS I-20 or DS-2019, passport, visa, I-94 card, proof of insurance (J-1 only), previous I-20 (for transfers), dependent documents (if applicable). For further information about the check-in process please visit OISS
International Student Orientation (F-1 and J-1 students only)
All new international students are required to attend a mandatory International Student Orientation. Students will be given important information about maintaining lawful immigration status, be introduced to OISS advising services, and learn about campus resources. International Student Orientation is held at the start of each quarter. For further information and for instructions on how to sign-up, please visit OISS .
- Submit final transcript
As stated in your offer of admission, enrollment is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance through all terms of your educational career. Please send us your official, final transcript from the institution you most recently attended as soon as it becomes available. If you should fall below the academic standards on which your admission was based or exhibit a significant change in character, DePaul has the right to revoke your offer of admission, withdraw you from any courses for which you have registered and institute additional requirements for reapplication. Failure to submit your final transcript will prevent you from registering for classes in subsequent terms.
- Provide proof of immunization
DePaul University complies with Illinois Public Act 85-1315. This law requires all students (both degree and non-degree-seeking) born on or after January 1, 1957, and enrolled half-time or more, to provide proof of immunization for Tetanus/Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Find out more information on this requirement.