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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.
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.
*Applicants required to submit high school transcripts can review the
Freshman Admission Process webpage for more information.
Use the DePaul application.
Official transcripts from all U.S. accredited colleges and universities you have attended-regardless of the amount of credit earned or grades.
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 Admission1 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 9300Chicago, Illinois 60604 USA
Please be aware that if you are admitted, you may 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 Conditional Admission.
Students can demonstrate proof of English proficiency by one of the following:
Institutional TOEFL: To take an Institutional TOEFL at DePaul's English Language Academy (ELA), please contact the ELA office at +1 (312) 362-6455 about the next available test. If a test space is available, you will need to register and complete a FERPA release form. The cost of this paper-based TOEFL is $50 USD. Please note that scores on the Institutional TOEFL can only be reported to DePaul University.
TOEFL, IELTS Academic and PTE Academic exam scores are valid for two years. 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. Students born in one of these countries, yet educated elsewhere, are required to satisfy the English proficiency requirement.
U.S., Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (English speaking provinces), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Leeward Islands, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Solomon Islands, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, United Kingdom (including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), Vanuatu, and Windward Islands.
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:
Transfer applicants for Fall, Winter and Spring terms are automatically considered for academic scholarships based on their academic record at the time of admission. Transfer scholarships range from $9,000 - $15,000 per year. DePaul does not offer need-based scholarships to international students. Learn more about transfer scholarships
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents are considered for need-based financial aid upon filing the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).