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Frequently Asked Questions by Newly Admitted Grad Students
I received my admission letter in the mail. What is my next step?
Your first step is to complete the Intent to Enroll
form. Submitting this form notifies the College of Science and Health
and the Office of Graduate Admission that you intend to enroll at DePaul
for the quarter stated in your admission letter. You will receive an
email acknowledging that your student record has been activated within
one to two business days.
How do I choose my classes and follow my progress toward degree?
Degree-seeking students should consult their admission packet or program
website for information on course selection and sequence. If this
information was not included, students should contact their department's
graduate program director or the Office of Graduate Admission at (773)
325-7315 or GradDePaul@DePaul.edu
If you are a newly admitted non-degree student or a student-at-large,
contact the graduate student services administrator in the College of
Science and Health's Office of Advising and Student Services at (773)
325-8490 or CSHAdvising@depaul.edu
students should follow their progress toward degree via the Degree
Progress Report (DPR) found under the 'For Students' tab in Campus Connect
. In addition view the Course Catalog
for specific program and course detail.
Am I assigned an advisor?
In most cases, your advisor is the director of your graduate program.
However, depending on your program, there may be exceptions. Please
contact your department to determine who your advisor will be. If you
are a non-degree seeking student or a student-at-large, your advisor is the graduate student services administrator in the College of Science and Health's Office of Advising and Student Services
. You may contact the administrator by calling (773) 325-8490 or emailing CSHAdvising@depaul.edu
When can I register for classes?
The date on which you can register for courses is determined by the
university. You will receive an email from DePaul indicating the date on
which registration begins. You can also view your registration
appointment in the Student Center section of your Campus Connect
by selecting "Enroll," and then selecting the term for which you would like to enroll.
How do I register for classes?
You will register online through Campus Connect
by simply following the prompts to register for your first term. Please
note that some programs will register you for your first term as a
DePaul graduate student, so please check with your program office for
specifics regarding course registration. After you have registered for
classes, you may then obtain your student ID, email
and U-Pass from one of the ID Card Services Offices
Where do I get my Campus Connect user ID and password?
You can find your Campus Connect user ID and initial password in an email that was sent to you upon admission. If you have misplaced or discarded that email
, you may also obtain your user ID and password by contacting the
Technology Support Center
at (312) 362-8765. Obtaining your user ID and password is the first
step in registering for classes and accessing information and resources
made available to admitted students through DePaul's Campus Connect
If you are interested in obtaining your user ID and password by
visiting one of DePaul's ID Card Services Offices, please visit the Information Services
website for more information.
How do I get my student photo ID, email account information and U-Pass?
After you have registered for classes, you may obtain a photo ID card
and DePaul email account. The ID card functions as a library card and is
required for entry into some buildings and computer labs. To obtain
your ID card, you will need to visit one of the ID Card Services Offices
All students are provided a free DePaul email account. Accounts can be created and accessed at mail.depaul.edu
. Free online training for your email account, is available from Media Production and Training
who are enrolled full-time may be eligible for a U-Pass, which greatly
reduces the cost of rides on the CTA. All eligible students are
automatically enrolled in the program and are responsible for picking up
the U-Pass and paying the CTA fee. Eligibility is determined based on
your academic program, credit hours, and course locations as it appears
on your registration. For more information, please visit the U-Pass
website at upass.depaul.edu
How much is tuition?
Tuition for the 2017 - 2018 academic year is $71
0.00 per credit hour; most classes are four credit hours. You may contact Student Financial Accounts
for questions and more information about tuition and billing.
How do I find out where my classes are located?
Classroom assignments are posted on your schedule by the start of the
academic quarter. You can view this information through the Student
Center section in Campus Connect
Select "Enroll," then click on the desired term, then click "continue."
Your courses, as well as classroom locations, will be listed once the
information is available. Classroom assignments are also located on the
bulletin boards of all academic buildings on the first day of classes.
I am an international student and have been accepted to attend DePaul University. How do I get my I-20?
Admitted international students seeking an F-1 or J-1 student visa must submit the following documents:
- a copy of the identification page of your passport,
- a complete Financial Affidavit of Support Form (available online after admission),
- and original financial documents showing your ability to afford tuition and living expenses (through personal expenses or a sponsor). Please note that the Financial Affidavit of Support Form and original bank statement verifying the availability of funds cannot be more than six months old. In addition, all documents must be written in English or accompanied by an official translation. Promissory notes or employers statement of estimated earnings will not be accepted.
If you are currently in F-1 visa status and attending another school, college, university or English language program in the U.S. and are admitted to DePaul University, you must receive a new DePaul I-20 form and must submit the following documents in addition to the documents listed above:
- a copy of your current or expired student visa page of passport,
- a copy of the front and back of your I-94 card,
- a copy of your current or previous I-20 form ,
- a completed Transfer Release Form (provided upon admission),
- and a copy of EAD card if you are currently on OPT.
You must receive your new DePaul I-20 within 60 days of completing your studies at your current institution. The documents outlined above are not requirements for admission but are necessary for the issuance of your I-20 form. Please note that I-20 forms can only be issued to students who are accepted to DePaul in a full-time, degree-seeking program.
Once a student is accepted, the Office of Graduate Admission will send each student an email listing the next steps to take, the specific documents you will need to submit in order to obtain your I-20 or DS-2019, as well as the website to which you may log on and submit all of the required documents. All admitted students are encouraged to submit their documents online. If you are unable to do so, you may email your documents to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further instructions on how to proceed with your application to DePaul University, how to obtain health insurance, and other important information can be found at the International Student & Scholar Services (OISS) website.