Graduation, Degree Conferral Policy


​Final certification of degrees is completed by the Office of the University Registrar thirty days after the conferral date.

In dual degree programs authorized by the colleges, the degrees will be conferred simultaneously.

Academic records will be locked upon degree conferral. Under no circumstances will changes be made to the academic record after degree conferral.

If a student begins a new program of study at DePaul after a degree has been conferred, the student’s GPA will be restarted. The one exception to this rule involves master's students whose DePaul master’s degree is accepted to meet DePaul’s PhD requirements either in the same or a new field. In this instance the GPA in the PhD program will include the GPA from the DePaul master’s degree. 

Combined Bachelor's + Master's Degree Program

Students combining a master's degree with a bachelor's degree in an approved DePaul Combined Bachelor's + Master's Program will restart their GPA at the beginning of their graduate career.

JD/LLM Program

In the case of students who are accepted into the joint JD/LLM program, the students' GPA in the LLM program will include the GPA from the JD program. Students who have completed the JD degree and are independently pursuing the LLM degree will have their GPA restarted.    ​​