Students are responsible for planning their own programs and for
completing course sequences and degree requirements. In planning each
quarter's course of studies, students should remember that required
courses take precedence over elective courses, and that some advanced
courses have prerequisites that must be completed first. Students
should be guided by their interests or needs where electives are
indicated. A student regularly employed is advised to discuss his or her
course load for each quarter with an advisor prior to registration.
Advisors are available to assist students in planning programs and
- Students can add, drop or swap classes via Campus Connect.
It is the student's responsibility to verify that the transaction has
- Students will receive credit only for classes for which they are registered.
- Students who are not on the class roster are responsible for
completing the steps necessary to resolve the issue. It is not the
responsibility of the instructors to resolve the problem.
- Students must officially register for classes by the stated
deadline. For 10-week classes, the deadline is the end of the first
week of the term. In addition, students should consult individual
college regulations regarding special registrations (e.g., independent
studies, internships, etc.).
- The university is required to report enrollment and attendance to
fulfill requirements established by several governmental agencies. To
satisfy these requirements, it is university policy that attendance will
be monitored in all classes. Each school or college maintains
additional specific policies concerning attendance. Students should
become familiar with these policies. Promptness is expected of a
student for all class sessions. Tardiness of more than 10 minutes is
generally to be considered by the instructor as an absence.
- Students' status at the university will be changed from "active" to "discontinued" if:
- There is no enrollment in the term of admittance.
- There is no registration activity for three consecutive quarters — excluding summers — in which case these students must seek readmission.
- No progress has been made towards their degree for three consecutive
terms, excluding summers. (Candidates for theses and students on
year-long study abroad programs are excluded from this rule.)
- Students who have been "discontinued" must be readmitted through the Office of Admission in order to continue their studies.
Academic Calendar Formulas
Academic calendar deadline dates are based on the following formulas.
These formulas are particularly important for classes that meet outside
the standard (10-week term plus finals week) start and end dates for a
term. Please consult your college office for specific dates relevant to
- Students may not add classes after 10 percent of the scheduled class has elapsed.
- Students who drop a class or classes after 20 percent of the scheduled
class has elapsed will be responsible for 100 percent tuition and a grade of W
will be assigned.
- Students may not select a Pass/Fail grading option after 20 percent of the scheduled class has elapsed.
- Students may not select Audit (non-credit) grading option after 30 percent of the scheduled class has elapsed.
- Students may not withdraw from classes after 70 percent of the scheduled class has elapsed.
- Students may audit classes only with permission of their advisor
or college office. Students may not change from the status of credit to
audit or vice-versa after 30 percent of the term has elapsed (the third week
of class for a 10-week class). Full tuition is assessed for audited
- Students interested in earning credit in transfer must obtain
approval from their college office prior to registration at the other
- Extension courses taught through other accredited institutions are
accepted only when the sponsoring institution itself conducts the
courses and certifies the grade and credit through an official
transcript. A DePaul degree-seeking student must obtain the written
permission of his or her dean before enrolling in an extension course.