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Next Steps for Undergraduate International Students

Undergraduate Admitted Students: Next Steps Checklist
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Get Started

As a newly-admitted DePaul student, you'll use Campus Connect to help you complete the final steps to enroll at DePaul. In Campus Connect, you'll find your personal checklist of everything that needs to be completed.

  • Log in to Campus Connect using your username and password sent to you when you first applied to DePaul.
  • Use the menu sequence: Self Service > Admission > Next Steps > Admitted Student Response.

If you’ve forgotten your Campus Connect password, use the “Recover Password” link on the login page. If you’ve not received your Campus Connect user ID, contact the Information Services Help Desk at +1 (312) 362-8765 or tsc@depaul.edu and inform them that you are a newly-admitted student. ​

Reserve Your Spot

Declare your intent to enroll through Campus Connect.

  • Log in to Campus Connect using your username and password.
  • Use the menu sequence: Self Service > Admission > Next Steps > Admitted Student Response.
  • Submit your $200 non-refundable tuition deposit.  Note: Your deposit will be credited to your student account and will be deducted from your bill after you register for classes and will only apply to the term for which you’ve been admitted.

If you’ve been admitted after the deposit deadline or for a term other than fall, submit your deposit within two weeks of receiving your acceptance packet.

Make checks out to 'DePaul University,' include your name and student ID in the memo space and mail to:

DePaul University
Office of Undergraduate Admission
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604 USA ​​

Submit Campus Housing Agreement

Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis according to the date your Housing Agreement, prepayment, and parent/guardian voucher (if necessary) are received by the Department of Housing Services.

To apply for housing, submit your on-campus Housing Agreement through Campus Connect.

  • Log in to Campus Connect using your username and password.
  • Use the menu sequence: Self Service > Admission > Next Steps > Campus Housing.
  • Submit your on-campus Housing Agreement.
  • Submit the $4​00 pre-​payment.

Visit Housing Services for more information.

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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 (accessible to admitted students only). Completed requests and all other required documentation should be uploaded electronically, mailed, faxed or dropped off to:

  • ​DePaul University
    International Admission

    1 E. Jackson Blvd. Suite 9300
    Chicago, IL 60604 USA

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. ​​

Complete Placement Process and Submit Scores

Prior to registering for orientation, you will need to complete DePaul’s required placement tests for writing, mathematics and modern languages (optional) online.

  • Log in to Campus Connect using your username and password.
  • Use the menu sequence: Self Service > Admission > Next Steps > Placement Process.

If you’ve completed exams through Advanced Placement courses, the International Baccalaureate program and A/S or A Levels, you may receive course credit from DePaul based on your scores/transcripts.

You may have your scores/transcripts sent electronically by the testing agency, or you may mail them to:

  • DePaul University
    International Admission
    1 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 9300
    Chicago, IL 60604 USA

Learn more about DePaul’s Test Credit and Placement process. Please email dpcl@depaul.edu and/or call +1 (312) 362-8610 with questions.​

Attend Orientation and Register for Classes

DePaul’s orientation program will provide you with all the information you need before arriving on campus for your first day of classes. During orientation, you will meet your classmates, get acquainted with the campus and surrounding neighborhoods, meet with an academic advisor and register for classes.

Sign up for New Student Orientation through Campus Connect beginning April 1 for students admitted to summer and fall quarters.

  • Log in to Campus Connect using your username and password.
  • Use the menu sequence: Self Service > Admission > Next Steps > New Student Orientation to register for orientation.

Learn more about orientation through the Office of New Student & Family Engagement.

ISS Electronic Legal Document Check-in (F-1 and J-1 students only)

If you received a SEVIS I-20 or SEVIS DS-2019 from DePaul University,you must complete an electronic immigration document check-in with International Student and Scholar Services (ISS) and update your local U.S. address in Campus Connection within the first week of your arrival on campus.

Click here for further instructions or log in ​using the button below.

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A class registration hold has been placed on your student account and will not be released until ​ISS receives and reviews your immigration documents and verifies that your local address has been entered in Campus Connection. If your documents are not successfully submitted, you will receive an​ email from ISS with further instructions.​

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 International Student and Scholar Services (ISS) and their advising services, and learn about campus resources. International Student Orientation is held at the start of each quarter. For more information including instructions on how to sign up, please visit the International Student Orientation page

Apply for Financial Aid (U.S. Citizens & Permanent Residents only)

You must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for need-based financial aid. Submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 and no later than February 1 for maximum aid consideration for fall quarter.

  • Go to the FAFSA website to file your FAFSA application.
  • Use the School Code Search and select DePaul (#001671) as the school to which you would like your FAFSA information sent.

Note: If you are entering DePaul in winter, spring or summer quarters, file the FAFSA as soon as possible.

Research and Apply for Scholarships

DePaul awards scholarships for academic excellence, strong leadership, service to your community and artistic talent. Learn more about our scholarships. ​

Visit Campus

The best way for you to get a feel for what life at DePaul is like is to visit. We offer many options for campus visits to admitted students. Learn more and register online. ​

Submit Final Transcript

Enrollment is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance through all of your educational terms. Send us your official, final transcript from the institution you most recently attended as soon as it becomes available. Failure to submit your final transcript will prevent you from registering for classes.

Submit your transcript to:

  • DePaul University
    International Admission
    1 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 9300
    Chicago, IL 60604 USA

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. ​

Provide Proof of Immunization

DePaul University complies with Illinois state law, which requires students to provide proof of immunization for Tetanus/Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Learn more about the process, requirements and exemptions. ​