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DePaul provides a number of services to help students succeed academically. Some services are program-specific and provided through academic departments and others through formal workshops offered to the DePaul student body. A number of informal opportunities such as tutoring and student study groups also exist. More information can be found on your academic department website or by talking to your academic advisor and professors.
As an international student, U.S. law requires you to be enrolled in a "full course of study." What does this mean?
by your government or other scholarship provider (e.g. SACM), you may also be required to meet the specific obligations of your scholarship, which may be above and beyond U.S. government requirements. Refer to our Sponsored Students page for more information.
Your academic advisor is your primary resource for questions about classes . They will also help you make your academic plan for your time at DePaul.
What professors consider class participation in the United States may be very different than in your home country.
Professors at DePaul will expect you to talk and share your opinions in class to show that you have read the material and are thinking about the subject of the class. For some of you this may be really difficult - especially in English! Don't worry - you can do it! Push yourself to be active and outspoken in classes.
What does it mean to “work together” on a paper or project? Working together can have a very different meaning in different cultures - even within the United States. While at DePaul, you will have many group assignments and even team papers. It is important to learn what this means and what your fellow students and professors will expect of you.
Standards of academic conduct may be different at DePaul than at your prior institution in your home country.
As you review
DePaul’s Academic Integrity Policy, try to identify similarities and differences between academic expectations in your home country and at DePaul.
The Writing Center is also a great resource for many DePaul students.
Student Success @ DePaul highlights resources for tutoring, mentoring, advising, study help and other support services available to DePaul students.