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Academic & Support Services For Students

Academic advisors provide assistance and guidance in all aspects of students’ chosen curricula; they also offer major field and career-related advice. Academic advisors can help students plan workable educational goals; understand degree options, requirements and the financial implications of decisions; assess academic strengths and challenges and clarify realistic career objectives upon graduation. 

Students meet their academic advisors during orientation, and should meet with them each quarter prior to registration. For additional information, students can visit the Student Success web page or they should contact their college advising office. Students who are undeclared or looking to make a change to their major or minor should conftact the Office for Academic Advising Support (OAAS).

BlueStar is an online system that supports students’ academic success by helping to connect students to advisors, instructors and other DePaul resources. Faculty members use BlueStar to allow students to schedule appointments online, record notes from meetings, send messages, refer students to other offices, assign tasks for them to do, offer kudos, and, most importantly, to raise flags that indicate some kind of concern about a particular student's performance. Twice a quarter, faculty members also receive Progress Surveys asking if there are any flags or kudos that need to be raised. For additional information email BlueStar@depaul.edu.

BlueStar can be accessed here.

The university online portal used to conduct student, faculty and staff business such as employee services, grade reporting and tuition payments.

Access Campus Connect.

CSH tutoring services are offered in various locations. Visit their website to learn more about the service, as well as location and hours.

For currently enrolled DePaul students, the College of Science and Health Tutoring Services provides free tutoring and academic support in the following areas: chemistry, mathematical sciences, physics, psychology (for statistics), nursing and quantitative reasioning (for LSP 120/121).

The schedule of tutors is available on the College of Science and Health's website. Tutoring services are offered on a walk-in basis only, per the posted schedule. Students must bring their valid student i.d. with them.

DeHUB is a web-hosted platform that facilitates engagement by connecting students to organizations, departments and programs.

Access DeHUB here.

One-stop services to help students manage the business side of being a student at DePaul: registration, financial aid and payment.

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Desire2Learn is a web-based learning tool used for course instruction. Professors can post course syllabi and readings. Students can host discussions, post homework and submit writing assignments.

Learn more here.

The Degree Progress Report (DPR) is an academic planning tool accessed through Campus Connect to help students determine the courses and requirements needed to complete their degree at DePaul. The DPR also offers course planning and what-if simulations to explore additional major or minor interests at DePaul.

Learn more here.

The DePaul University libraries provide resources and services to students, faculty and staff at three campus locations as well as from home or office via the library website. Library facilities include the Richardson Library at the Lincoln Park Campus and the DePaul Center and the Law libraries at the Loop Campus.

Access to materials in all the DePaul libraries is provided through the libraries' online catalog. Through the catalog, students can also locate and check out books from 70 other colleges and universities in Illinois. Reference librarians are available at the Loop and Lincoln Park libraries to assist students with research assignments. Or student can get research help via the AskALibrarian chat widget or the AskALibrarian email form.

Lincoln Park Campus

John T. Richardson Library

2350 N. Kenmore Ave.

(773) 325-7862

Loop Campus

Loop Campus Library

1 E. Jackson Blvd.

DePaul Center, Floor 10

(312) 362-8433

Rinn Law Library

25 E. Jackson Blvd.

Lewis Building, Floor 5

(312) 362-8121


Access the Library site here.

The Learning Commons, located on the first floor of the John T. Richardson Library, is a collaborative learning studio, which provides a variety of peer tutoring services and résumé assistance. 

Tutoring and consulting services are offered daily, according to the schedule. No appointment necessary. Visit the Learning Commons website for the schedule and more information.

The Office for Academic Advising Support (OAAS) works with undeclared and exploratory undergraduate students to help them find majors and minors that align witht hteir interests, skills, values and goals. Students can schedule an advising appointment by stopping by the office or calling (773) 325-7431.

Lincoln Park Campus

2320 N. Kenmore Ave.

Schmitt Academic Center, Room 192

(773) 325-7431

Loop Campus

1 E. Jackson Blvd.

DePaul Center, Suite 9500

(312) 362-8437


Learn more here.

Students Together are Reaching Success (S.T.A.R.S.) is an academic success and retention program for first-year students administered by the Office of Multicultural Student Success. A peer mentor in the S.T.A.R.S. program serves as an academic mentor, an advocate and a resource for 10-12 students assigned to them as mentees. The program specifically targets DePaul students who are the first in their families to go to college, demonstrate financial need are students of color.

Learn more here.

The Student Government Association consists of elected representatives that act as the student body “voice” to the president of the university and the Board of Trustees.

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The Student Support Services (SSS) program provides advising, academic assistance, mentoring and career-related services to qualified undergraduate students at DePaul. The program, which is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, is part of a national network of TRiO programs designed to enhance the college experience and achievement of student from first-generation and low-income families. Students who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., are in a baccalaureate degree program and who demonstrate a need for academic or other support may benefit from participation in this program.

Lincoln Park Campus

2320 N. Kenmore Ave.

Levan 110

(773) 325-4600


Learn more here

Most of the university’s individual academic departments offer tutors to assist students with specific course problems. Tutoring services are free to DePaul students and available throughout the academic year. Tutoring schedules are generally available through departmental offices. See also College of Science and Health Tutoring Services.

Free tutoring services are offered through the Department of Modern Languages. Students currently enrolled in a DePaul language course are eligible to arrange for up to two appointments a week (one hour per session). For appointments, call (773) 325-1888 or students can visit the Language Learning Center in Schmitt Academic Center 305 in Lincoln Park

The University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL) works with all members of the DePaul University community to support writers and to promote the use of writing in teaching and learning through five major initiatives: The Writing Center, The Writing Fellows Program, workshops, The Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research (CMWR) and faculty development.

Lincoln Park

2320 N. Kenmore Ave.

Schmitt Academic Center 212

(773) 325-4272

Loop Campus

25 E. Jackson Blvd.

Lewis Center, Suite 1600

(312) 362-6726

Learn more here

The Ventra card is a contactless way to pay for transit on CTA and Pace trains and buses. Riders can purchase passes and add transit value at CTA rail stations, participating retail locations, online or by phone.

All full-time, eligible students at DePaul get a Ventra U-Pass, which provides unlimited rides on any CTA or Pace system bus or train at a discounted price during the academic quarters.

Learn more here.