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How To Apply

Are you ready to apply? First, determine which type of applicant you are:


A freshman applicant is one entering university directly after secondary school (high school). If you are applying as a freshman, click here for detailed application instructions.​


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 you are a transfer student, please click here for detailed application instructions.

DePaul also has formal transfer agreements​ with several international institutions, allowing you to begin your degree in your home country before transferring to DePaul.

Visiting International Student:

A visiting undergraduate applicant is a student that would like to study at DePaul University full time, for one academic year or less, and plans to graduate from their home university. To learn about the application process, please click here for more information.
A graduate applicant is a student who has completed at least a bachelor's degree or an equivalent higher education degree, and is interested in applying for a master's or a PhD program. Graduate admission is coordinated by each of the nine academic colleges graduate admission offices. To learn about the application process, please click here for more information.

Conditional Admission:

DePaul University offers conditional admission to qualified applicants in select disciplines. Conditional admission may be offered to students whose academic record qualifies them for admission, but whose level of English proficiency is lower than the admission requirements.  Conditionally admitted students will attend DePaul's English Language Academy (ELA)​ before enrolling in their academic studies.  To learn about the application process, please click here for more information. ​