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Transfer Admission Process

Transfer Applicants

A transfer applicant is a student applying for a bachelor's degree who has completed high school and has taken additional coursework in one or more post-secondary institutions (college or university).  If this is not your situation, review the How to Apply webpage to determine your applicant type.

You are considered a transfer international applicant if you have been educated outside of the U.S. at any time during secondary school (high school) or university and/or college.  

​Application Requirements by Age 

Your application requirements may differ depending on your age and number of credits completed.  Please review to the grid below to determine the documents you will need to submit.

​​Age ​University Semester Credits  High School Transcripts Required​
​23 and younger ​30+ total semester credits ​No​​
​29 or fewer total semester credits Yes*
24 and older 12+ tot​al semester credits ​No
​11 or fewer total semester credits ​Yes* 
*Applicants required to submit high school transcripts can review the Freshman Admission Process​ webpage for more information. 

Application Process

Apply.

​Use the DePaul application​​.  ​

If you want to start your undergraduate degree overseas, view our list of international transfer partners​

Submit Official U.S. Accredited College/University Transcripts (if applicable).

What to Submit:

Official transcripts from all U.S. accredited colleges and universities you have attended-regardless of the amount of credit earned or grades.

How to Submit Transcripts:

Electronic Transcripts - Electronic transcripts may be sent to electronictranscripts@depaul.edu.

Mail - Official transcripts from all U.S. accredited colleges/universities attended in a sealed envelope can be mailed to DePaul University.  

Scanned, faxed, photocopied transcripts will not be accepted.

Send all materials to:​
Office of Undergraduate Admission
1 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 9000
Chicago, Illinois 60604​

Reminders:

If you bring your original documents to the International Admission office, photocopies can be made and the original documents can be returned immediately during the visit.

​Unless specifically requested back at the time of submission, all documents become property of DePaul University and will not be returned at a later date. 

​Submit Course-by-Course Evaluation for International University Transcripts (if applicable).

What to Submit:

Course-by Course Evaluation - Applicants with international university credit (regardless of the amount of credit earned or grades) will be required to complete a course-by-course evaluation by one of the following evaluation companies:
You will need to fill out the evaluation company's online application, pay the evaluation fee and submit all required educational credentials as described on their website.  

International Transfer Partner Institutions - Applicants enrolled at a partner institution that have a current transfer articulation agreement with DePaul will only need to submit an official transcript from the institution.  A course-by-course evaluation is not required.  For a list of international transfer partner institutions, please review the Transfer Agreements webpage.  

How to Submit:

The evaluation company will send your completed course-by-course evaluation, university transcripts, and translations to International Admission to be added to your application. 

Official transcripts from Transfer Partner Institutions​ can be mailed to DePaul in sealed envelopes to:

International Admission
1 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 9300
Chicago, Illinois 60604 USA

​Important Note: 

Please be aware that if you are admitted, you ma​y be asked by the Transfer Articulation Center (TrAC) to provide official course descriptions and/or course syllabi of your international university credit with official word-for-word English translations stamped by the translation service.  If requested, please submit these items directly to TrAC at trac@depaul.edu​

Reminders:

If you mail original documents to DePaul University, they can be returned to you if you specifically make the request in a cover letter at the time of submission.

If you bring your original documents to the International Admission office, photocopies can be made and the original documents can be returned immediately during the visit.

Unless specifically requested back at the time of submission, all documents become property of DePaul University and will not be returned at a later date

English Proficiency.

Students educated outside the U.S. for secondary school (high school) and/or university are required to submit an exam score that meets our English proficiency requirement. 

If your English proficiency scores are below the minimum requirement, you might be considered for Conditio​​nal Admission​.  

Students can demonstrate proof of English proficiency by one of the following:

Test Exam and Course Equivalency​​ English Proficiency Requirement​ Conditional Admission English Language Requirement​ Send Scores to DePaul ​
​TOEFL Internet-Based (IBT) 80 on the IBT TO​EFL with no subsection lower than 17 60 - 79 on the IBT TOEFL​ ETS TOEFL
School Code: 1165​
IELTS​ 6.5 on the IELTS​ 6.0 on the IELTS​ N/A​
SAT​ ​minimum evidence based reading and writing score of 550 N/A​ CollegeBoard SAT
School Code: 1165​
​ACT minimum reading score of 18 and English score of 20 ​ N/A​ ACT
School Code: 1012​
​PTE Academic ​minimum English academic scores of 53 42 on the English academic score​ N/A​
Composition I & II from U.S. accredited university or college minimum grade of C in Composition I & Compositio​n II (or equivalent to DePaul's WRD 103 and 104) from a U.S. accredited university or college N/A N/A

Official TOEFL, IETLS and PTE Academic exam scores are valid for two years. Official SAT and ACT exam scores are valid for five years.  Scores that are older will not be accepted.

Exception: Students whose secondary education (for all years of secondary/high school) and university level coursework took place in one of the countries below may be exempt from the English proficiency requirement. In these countries, English is recognized as the ​official "native" language. Students born in one of these countries, yet educatd elsewhere, are required to satisfy the English proficiency requirement.

U.S., Canada (English speaking provinces), United Kingdom (including S​cotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland), Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Guam, Vanuatu, Dominica, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Leeward Islands, St. Kitts & Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, Windward Islands, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada, Trinibad & Tobago, Jamaica, Turks & Caicos, Belize, and Guyana.​

Application Deadlines 

Priority Application Filing Period Deadline Classes Begin
Fall Quarter: January 1 - April 1 July 1 September
Winter Quarter: June 1 - September 1 October 1 January
Spring Quarter: November 1 - January 1 February 15 March
Summer Quarter: February 1 – March 1 April 15 June

​Conditional Admission

If your English proficiency scores are below the minimum requirement, you might be considered for Conditional Admission​.  Conditional admission can be offered to students that meet the academic qualifications for admission, but whose English proficiency, as measured by the IELTS or TOEFL, is lower than admission requirements.

In order to be conditional admitted, students must apply, meet all the international admission requirements, and meet the minimum English proficiency requirements, which are shown below:

Test Exam​ Minimum Score​
​TOEFL  60 on the IBT TOEFL​
​IELTS 6.0 overall score​
​PTE Academic  42 on the English Academic section​

​Scholarships and Financial Aid

International transfer students are eligible for merit-based scholarships based on previous collegiate academic achievement, as defined by grade point average.  Learn more about transfer scholarships here​