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Transfer

​​​​​​​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.

Application Requirements by Age

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.

Age University Semester Credits  High School Transcripts Required
23 and younger 24+ total semester credits No
23 or fewer total semester credits Yes*
24 and older 12+ total semester credits No
11 or fewer total semester credits Yes* 

*Applicants required to submit high school transcripts can review the Freshman Admission Process webpage for more information.

Application Process

Use the DePaul application.  

 
If you want to start your undergraduate degree overseas, view our list of international transfer partners
What to Submit:
 

Official transcripts from all U.S. accredited colleges and universities you have attended-regardless of the amount of credit earned or grades.

 
How to Submit Transcripts:
 
Electronic Transcripts - Electronic transcripts may be sent to electronictranscripts@depaul.edu.
 
Mail - Official transcripts from all U.S. accredited colleges/universities attended in a sealed envelope can be mailed to DePaul University.  
 
Scanned, faxed, photocopied transcripts will not be accepted.
 
Send all materials to:
Office of Undergraduate Admission
1 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 9000
Chicago, Illinois 60604
 
Reminders:
 
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. 

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 a 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.

Transcripts from Transfer Partner Institutions can be either emailed to us at international@depaul.edu or mailed to:

International Admission
1 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 9300
Chicago, Illinois 60604 USA

Important Note: 

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 trac@depaul.edu.

Reminders:

If you are admitted based on unofficial credentials, you must submit official transcripts in order to enroll.

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:

Test Exam and Course Equivalency English Proficiency Requirement Send Scores to DePaul
TOEFL Internet-Based (IBT) 80 on the IBT TOEFL with no subsection lower than 17 ETS TOEFL
School Code: 1165
IELTS Academic 6.5 on the IELTS Academic IELTS
Duolingo English Test (DET) 105 on the DET DET
SAT minimum evidence based reading and writing score of 540 CollegeBoard SAT
School Code: 1165
ACT minimum reading score of 18 and English score of 20  ACT
School Code: 1012
PTE Academic minimum English academic scores of 53 N/A
Revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test 59 on the PdT overall with no subsection lower than 17 ETS TOEFL
School Code: 1165
Composition I & II from U.S. accredited university or college minimum grade of C in Composition I & Composition II (equivalent to DePaul's WRD 103 and 104) N/A


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.

We will waive the English proficiency exam requirements for students who have completed the following coursework and achieved the minimum following results:

Curriculum / Exam Minimum Result
International Baccalaureate (IB) English A: Language & Literature IB grade of 5 or letter grade equivalent (HL and/or SL)
Advanced Placement (AP) English Language & Composition Score of 4 on the exam AND/OR a grade of B in the class
British Curriculum (I)GCSE (O levels) English First Language Result of D (letter scale) or 3 (number scale)
British Curriculum GCE (AS/A levels) English Language and/or English Language & Literature Result of C 

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.

Application Deadlines

Priority Application Filing Period Deadline Classes Begin
Fall Quarter: January 1 - April 1 July 1 September
Winter Quarter: June 1 - September 1 October 1 January
Spring Quarter: November 1 - January 1 February 15 March
Summer Quarter: February 1 – March 1 April 15 June

Conditional Admission

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 is lower than admission requirements.​

Scholarships

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 here.

Financial Aid

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents are considered for need-based financial aid upon filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).