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Exchange Program

International students who are currently enrolled at one of DePaul University's partner institutions may be eligible to enroll in the Exchange Program.  Students must be nominated by their home institution in order to apply and will need to have sufficient proficiency in English to be admitted as an exchange student.

If you are an Exchange Coordinator from a partner institution, please click here.

Information for Exchange Students

How to Apply

​In order to apply as an exchange student to DePaul, you must be nominated by your home institution.  All Exchange Program applications are submitted to DePaul via the exchange program c​oordinator at your home institution.​ We will not accept Exchange Program applications that are submitted by students.

Academic Calendar

DePaul operates on the quarter system.  Unlike semesters, which are typically 15-16 weeks in length, quarters are 10 weeks in length, occurring in the fall, winter, spring and summer.  You can find start and end dates of each academic term by clicking here. Exchange students typically enroll for one academic year, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, or Winter Quarter & Spring Quarter.​

How to Enroll in Courses

​Exchange students will be emailed information on how to access DePaul's student portal Campus Connect.  Campus Connect is where students access course enrollment information, important dates, grades, etc. throughout their study at DePaul. It is best to log-in to Campus Connect as soon as you are able in order to explore all of the resources available to you through this portal. 

In addition to receiving your Campus Connect credentials, you will also be assigned an academic advisor after you have been admitted. Your academic advisor will be able to assist you with enrolling in the proper courses, as well as override prerequisite requirements if you have taken the proper coursework at your home institution. You can search course descriptions​​ through the University Catalog. You can search for course availability through Campus Connect by clicking "Search" and selecting the term in which you will be enrolled. If you have not yet been admitted, please visit Campus Connect and select "Guest Login."

Visa Requirements

All ​Exchange students must apply for a J-1 visa.  You will receive your DS-2019 form with your official admission packet.


​We recommend Exchange students to live on-campus at DePaul.  You can find more information and search for housing options available to you on DePaul's Housing Services website.


DePaul complies with the Illinois Department of Health, which requires all students to submit proof of immunization for a number of diseases.  We recommend you submit your immunization records PRIOR to arriving to DePaul.  Please note: Global Engagement is not able to determine whether your immunizations meet the requirements.  You must submit your immunizations through DePaul's immunization website in order to determine what you need.  Learn about how to submit your immunization records to DePaul here.


Exchange students will participate in the same International Student Orientation as all newly arriving international students.  Learn more about DePaul's international student Pre-Arrival and On-Campus Orientation here. Please note: In the fall term international students are give​n access to move in to DePaul's on-campus housing before the International Student Orientation begins.  In order to be eligible to move-in on this date​, you must be registered for Orientation.

Register for Orientation here.​

For any questions regarding DePaul University's Student Exchange Program, please contact Associate Director, Kristina Walters, at: