Sponsored students are international students who study at DePaul on scholarships provided by home governments, international organizations, home country employers or other third-party organizations or institutions. J-1 exchange students are not considered sponsored students in this context.
Requirements for Sponsored Students
Some sponsor requirements exceed those of U.S. immigration regulations (e.g. your sponsor may require you to enroll in more credits per academic term than are required by immigration regulations). Please refer to your sponsor financial agreement or contact your sponsoring organization for details about your individual requirements.
Resources for Sponsored Students
SACM Sponsored Students
DePaul welcomes students sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM). This resource is designed to help you meet your scholarship requirements as established by SACM. This information is subject to change.
Why is there a SACM registration hold on my DePaul student account?
A registration hold has been placed on your DePaul student account for the duration of your studies at DePaul. This hold will be be placed on all students sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM). The hold, and the resulting need to see an academic advisor, are intended as ways to help you meet all SACM requirements as referenced in your Financial Guarantee. These include enrollment requirements as well as restrictions on changing your major, taking online/blended/hybrid courses and participating in study abroad.
To register for and drop classes you will be required to see an academic advisor in your college office. If you do not know who your academic advisor is, please click HERE to find your advisor
How many credit hours do I need to enroll in each term?
You must successfully complete the following minimum credit hours per term depending on your level of study.
Undergraduate: 15 credit hours per term (Fall, Winter, Spring).
Graduate: 12 credit hours per term (Fall, Winter, Spring).
College of Law: 12 credit hours per semester (Fall, Spring).
English Language Academy (ELA): All English Language Academy students must be enrolled in four courses per term (Fall, Winter, Spring).
Summer enrollment is optional unless otherwise required by SACM.
May I change my major?
Written SACM approval is required before changing your major, listed on your SACM Financial Guarantee.
Will I be enrolled in the DePaul health insurance plan?
SACM provides health insurance coverage for its scholarship recipients so you will not be automatically enrolled in the DePaul health insurance plan. If in the future your SACM sponsorship ends and you remain a DePaul student, you will be eligible to enroll in the DePaul (ISO)
health insurance plan.