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Direct admission means that you enter your degree program immediately upon arrival to the University. This sets you on course to graduate on time with other DePaul University students. You will take courses with domestic and international students who are studying the same degree program.

  • Intakes
    Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer
  • Program Options

Check our academic and English language entry requirements

Visit the Fees page for full details.

What will you study?

Undergraduates will take liberal arts and sciences courses to gain a broad understanding of many academic subjects, from mathematics and science to writing and history. You will then choose your major and focus your studies on this subject. Graduate students will study classes related to their area of focus.

Program structure

DePaul uses a quarter system for its academic terms, with students taking courses in Fall, Winter, and Spring, and then optional courses in Summer. Each quarter lasts 11 weeks, including final exam week. DePaul courses carry 4 quarter hours of academic credit. Undergraduates must complete a minimum of 192 credits, and graduate students must complete a minimum of 45 credits beyond their bachelor's degree.

Outside of classes

While you study at DePaul, you will be part of the University and involved with organized activities, societies and clubs where you will meet other students, both American and international.