​Admission decisions at DePaul University are based on a strong academic record, as well as personal and occupational achievements, ambition, energy, resourcefulness and leadership. The University recognizes that each individual brings unique abilities to the DePaul community and performs a holistic review of a student’s application. DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services.

Types of admission include:

Freshman Student: You are under age 24 and have completed at least six semesters of high school, and have not enrolled in another college or university.

Transfer Student: You are under age 24, have graduated high school or passed the General Education Development (GED) exam or the equivalent for your state  and have enrolled in college courses at another institution. For policies regulating transfer credit, please see Transfer Credit Regulations in the Undergraduate Handbook.

Graduate Student: You have an undergraduate degree and are applying for a graduate degree program, or are taking graduate courses (non-degree or as a student-at-large).

Adult Undergraduate Student: You are age 24 or over and have graduated high school or passed the General Education Development (GED) exam and are interested in an undergraduate degree.

International Student: You have been educated outside of the United States and will submit international educational credentials as part of your application, and/or you are or will be in F-1 or J-1 visa status.

Non-Degree Student: You are a college graduate interested in taking undergraduate courses for credit and not pursuing a degree at DePaul (i.e.: for graduate school preparation, career advancement, or personal enrichment).

Visiting Student: You are a high school student or a student in good standing at another college or university who plans to complete classes at DePaul to transfer back to your home institution and not pursue an undergraduate degree at DePaul.

Readmitted Student: You are a former DePaul student previously enrolled in an undergraduate degree program who has been absent from the university for three or more consecutive quarters (excluding summer sessions) or has previously withdrawn from the university.

Continuing Education Student: ​You are interested in taking courses without receiving college credit or in participating in one of our continuing education or professional review courses.

More information is available on the Admission website.