Global Engagement > Student Resources > Study Abroad > Non-DePaul Programs > Checklist


​We've provided a checklist to review throughout the process—from selecting a program to returning back to the U.S. and DePaul.

Select a Program

When selecting a non-DePaul program, we recommend you think about the following:
  • Your goals: What is important to you in a program?
  • Academics: You will find out how courses apply to your degree progress after you select a program and submit a list of courses with a syllabus in English for each. 
  • Cost: You will pay tuition and fees directly to your study abroad program provider. You cannot use DePaul scholarships but you can use external aid or federal loans. DePaul bills an administrative fee of $400 for the first quarter and $200 for each subsequent quarter. This fee includes facilitation of the transfer credit process and mandatory CISI international health and accident insurance. Transfer students should check residency requirement rules.
  • Internships: DePaul does not grant transfer credit for internships completed abroad. If you would like to register for a DePaul online internship class for credit while you are abroad, contact the University Internship Progr​am.
See program types and recommendations from former students on the Program Selection page. DePaul will accept credit from any accredited institution.

Get Ready to Go!

Ready to apply to your non-DePaul program? You'll want to take the following next steps:
  • Complete two applications (in any order or simultaneously, depending on deadlines):
    • Your Study Abroad Program Application: Do this on your own as your program requires.
    • Non-DePaul Study Abroad Application: Use your regular DePaul Campus Connect username and password to log in.
    • Application Deadlines
      • Summer: May 1
      • Fall/Academic Year: May 1
      • Winter/Spring: November 1
  • Find out how your courses will count at DePaul. Study Abroad will email you a list and your college office or academic advisor will then give you final approval and discuss degree progress.
  • If you plan to use federal financial aid, there are additional steps you will need to take.  Please contact Financial Aid​ to start the process. It is important to start the process early.  Be aware that aid will not disburse until you are onsite and have started classes abroad
  • Apply for a visa, if necessary. Review the Visa Information and Resources page and consult your study abroad program materials for more information.
  • Plan for health and safety. Study Abroad will email you with information on how to access the international travel health and accident insurance we purchase for you. You are also required to attend the study abroad orientation and will be notified via email of the date.
  • See the first zero-credit, no grade course on your DePaul registration. It triggers a $400 fee for the first quarter of a non-DePaul program ($200 for each subsequent quarter) on your DePaul student account.  

While Abroad

If you enroll in any courses that were not previously approved, complete an additional Transfer Credit Approval form and email it with a syllabus in English for each course to​.

After your program contact confirms that you have arrived onsite and started classes, Study Abroad will register you for the second zero-credit, no grade course. This confirms that you are enrolled in a non-DePaul study abroad program and allows for financial aid to disburse.

Upon Return

Once you return from studying abroad, you should take the following next steps.
  • Have your study abroad transcript sent to the Study Abroad office at the address below. We will email you when we receive it.
    • Study Abroad
      Attn: Transcripts
      DePaul University
      2320 N. Kenmore Ave, Suite 460
      Chicago, IL 60614
  • If your transcript comes from an international institution (not a U.S. school of record like University of New Haven through CEA), you may need to request and pay for an external evaluation of your international credentials.  You can choose any certified credential evaluation service. Some examples are ECE and EP
  • See transfer credit posted to your DePaul academic record about three weeks after DePaul receives your transcript (and international evaluation, if applicable).
  • Check in with your academic advisor to ensure that credit is listed appropriately on your degree progress report. 
  • The Experiential Learning credit must be applied by the academic advisor for Non-DePaul programs. Find more information, here, under Section 8​. ii.
  • Participate in study abroad re-entry activities like Lessons from Abroad, the photo contest, the resume workshop and more. See emails from Study Abroad for details.