focuses on identifying high school and community college students
interested in DePaul and creating the processes and events that lead
them to enroll. This includes university and face-to-face
communications, on- and off-campus events, and building relationships
with key influencers, including high school guidance counselors and
In addition to recruitment, Undergraduate Admission also assesses
candidates for admission to DePaul using a variety of evaluative
tools—including prior academic work, standardized test scores, writing
samples, and out-of-class accomplishments—to identify those who have the
best chance to succeed academically. In a typical year, over 5,000 new
undergraduates enroll at the university.
Because admission is often the first point of contact for prospective
students, staff members must be experts and responsive in all phases of
life at DePaul:
- Freshman Admission staff carry out recruitment
travel (high school visits and college fairs), review applications and
make admission decisions, conduct presentations to campus visitors and
counsel students (via multiple channels or individual appointment) on
educational opportunities at the university.
- Transfer Admission staff achieve transfer
enrollment goals through admission counseling for all transfers,
recruiting students from community colleges, providing responsive
services to all prospects and developing systems to make the transfer
admission process seamless.
Graduate Enrollment oversees all aspects of the
recruitment and admission process to meet the university’s graduate
enrollment goals. Graduate Enrollment works closely with college
administrators to set enrollment goals and develop new programs that
expand offerings in order to increase overall enrollment growth.
Community College Partnerships’ primary role is to
deepen existing relationships and selectively develop new partnerships
(internal and external) that optimize the potential for students to
transfer to DePaul. The unit cultivates and manages partnerships by
connecting DePaul faculty with community college faculty and officials.
The Adult Enrollment Center responds to the needs of
adult learners by bringing DePaul’s adult curricular options into a
single, integrated recruitment and admission function. The unit works
with Institutional Research and Market Analytics to
guide strategic planning through analysis of market trends,
competitors, tuition pricing, feeder schools, course-taking patterns and
adult enrollment at peer institutions. The center is intricately
involved in working with the colleges at the undergraduate level to plan
curriculum suited for the adult learner and working with Community
College Partnerships to create curricular partnerships with DePaul’s
largest community college feeder institutions.