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Transfer Students

Resources for transfer students. Learn about transfer student orientation.

Transfer Student Union

Transfer Student Union (TSU) is a student organization and programming board that works to provide transfer students the opportunity to fully transition into the DePaul University student body. TSU works closely with the Office of New Student & Family Engagement to coordinate events, programs and initiatives for transfer students to promote successful transition both socially and academically, as well as acclimate to the city of Chicago.

Transfer Student Union will:
  • promote a welcoming environment for incoming transfer students
  • provide opportunities for transfer students to interact with faculty, staff and advisors
  • coordinate events independently and in conjunction with other organizations and/or offices to promote transfer students’ social transition and acclimation to the city of Chicago
  • organize service opportunities for transfer students based on DePaul’s Vincentian values
Contact TSU

Find TSU on DeHUB for more information about upcoming meetings and events. If you have questions about Transfer Student Union, email TSUDePaul@gmail.com


Tau Sigma National Honor Society

Tau Sigma is a national academic honor society for transfer students who ranked in the top 20% of the entering transfer class during their first quarter at DePaul. Tau Sigma’s mission is to "recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students."

The DePaul University Tau Sigma Chapter was founded in 2007 and has inducted over 400 members since it began.

Membership Criteria
To be eligible for Tau Sigma, students must:
  1. Be enrolled full-time at DePaul University.
  2. Transfer into DePaul with at least one full year of academic credits from their previous institution(s).
  3. Earn a first quarter GPA that puts them in the top 20% of their entering cohort (all new transfer students that quarter).
Accepting Membership to Tau Sigma

Membership to Tau Sigma is by invitation only. Students who meet the membership criteria will be sent an invitation to join Tau Sigma National Honor Society in the summer following their term of entry into DePaul. Students interested in becoming Tau Sigma members must complete the membership form and mail it back to the Tau Sigma National Office with their one-time $45 membership fee.

If students do not respond to the initial invitation for membership, students are unable to join Tau Sigma at a later date.

DePaul Chapter Opportunities

Members of DePaul’s Tau Sigma Chapter have various leadership and scholarship opportunities available to them, including appointment as an executive board officer and involvement on committees. Members of Tau Sigma are encouraged to get involved with Transfer Student Union for social events and leadership opportunities.

Congratulations to Jamie Islas, one of our members who received a scholarship from Tau Sigma National Honor Society in 2014!

Contact Tau Sigma

Tau Sigma Honor Society
DePaul University
2250 N. Sheffield, Suite 307
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 325-7360


Academic Support through Students Together Are Reaching Success (STARS)

STARS peer mentors assist with the transition into the DePaul community during a student's first year. Students are offered various services that perpetuate their academic, cultural, transitional and leadership development. These students also can give back to the community later on in their academic careers by serving as peer mentors to future DePaul students.

Watch the STARS Video.

More information on the Peer Support page.


Transition DePaul is our mandatory orientation program for incoming transfer and adult students. Transition DePaul programs are offered in the summer for students entering DePaul in the fall quarter, in the winter months for students entering in the winter quarter, and in March for students entering in the spring quarter.

We recognize that you may have attended an orientation already as a freshman at another institution, and we also understand that your needs are different from that of a freshman student. The one-day Transition DePaul program is designed so that students have all their student-related business taken care of prior to the start of classes.

At Transition DePaul, you will:
  • Meet with an academic advisor from your college
  • Select and register for courses
  • Get your DePaul ID card
  • Meet other new students
  • Tour campus
  • Learn about campus resources and services
  • Attend sessions with helpful, relevant information about life at DePaul
  1. Complete the Required Placement Process

    At DePaul, students complete their required placement process online before registering for orientation. To complete the placement process, log in to Blue Demon Domain with your user ID and password.
    Please note – it can take up to two business days for placement tests to process.

  2. Register for Transition DePaul

    One or two business days after you complete the placement process, return to Blue Demon Domain to sign up for the orientation session most convenient for you. Note – registration for orientation closes 5-7 days before the program.

  3. Receive Your Confirmation Details

    Once we receive your Transition DePaul reservation, a confirmation email will be sent to you with the date, time and location of your session. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, please email orientation@depaul.edu.
    Do NOT make any travel arrangements prior to receipt of the confirmation email.