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Next Steps

Consult these resources and begin your journey to become the newest graduate student in DePaul's College of Science and Health.

Intent to Enroll

Y​our first step is to complete the "Intent to Enroll" form online at go.depaul.edu/cshenroll​. Submitting this form notifies the College of Science and Health that you intend to enroll at DePaul for the quarter stated in your offer of admission letter. When we receive your Intent to Enroll, your student record will be activated. After we process your form, you will receive an email acknowledging your intent to enroll.

If your program requires additional steps, please follow the instructions on your offer of admission letter.

Academic Advising and Orientation

C​ontact your department's graduate program director for advising on course selection and sequence. If you're a non-degree student or a student-at-large, your admission letter will contain information about course selection and approval. If you have questions, contact the coordinator of graduate student services in the College of Science and Health advising office at (773) 325-8490 or cshadvising@depaul.edu​.

Most programs hold orientation sessions only in the fall, but some hold them before the start of all the terms to which they admit new students. Invitations to orientation sessions will be sent via email.

Campus Connect

Y​ou'll be able to complete several of the next steps through Campus Connect, DePaul's online portal for admitted and enrolled students. To get started, visit campusconnect.depaul.edu​​ and log in with your user ID and password, which were sent to you previously by email. If you have any problems logging in, call the Technology Support Center at (312) 362-8765 for assistance.

Once you have logged on to Campus Connect, you'll be able to view the course catalog and class schedules. You also may register for classes, view your financial aid and make payments to your student account.

Financial Aid and Payment Plans

For detailed information on federal loans, DePaul payment plans or other types of funding, please reference the "Financing Your Education" sheet enclosed in your admission packet.

Complete information about student accounts, including tuition, payment options, and important dates and deadlines can be found on the Student Accounts website at studentaccounts.depaul.edu​.

Registration

Registration dates vary depending on the quarter in which you plan to start classes.

For fall quarter, registration opens in mid-May; for winter quarter, registration opens in late October; and for spring and summer quarters, registration opens in mid-February.

Complete information about how and when to register for classes is available on the DePaul Central website at depaulcentral.depaul.edu​. A registration overview video may be viewed at https://vimeo.com/70207315.

Photo ID Card and Email Account

After you have registered for classes, you may obtain a photo ID card and DePaul email account from the ID Services office. The ID card functions as a library card and is required for entry to some buildings and computer labs. Visit or contact one of the following ID Services offices:

​Lincoln Park Campus
ID Services
Student Center
2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Room 109
(773) 325-7466

Loop Campus
ID Services
DePaul Central
1 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 9200
(312) 362-5959

Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Immunization Forms

​Illinois law requires DePaul to have proof of immunization on file for all students. We encourage you to submit the immunization form as soon as possible. Visit go.depaul.edu/immunization for additional information and to download the immunization form.

If you have any questions, please contact DePaul Central at (312) 362-8610 or dpcl@depaul.edu​

Health Insurance

While we do not provide a student health insurance plan, we encourage students to explore their options in the Healthcare Marketplace and work with local community organizations to provide support. This website​ provides information on a variety of Affordable Care Act compliant health insurance plans​, as well as enrollment for Medicaid, if you qualify. Open enrollment for plans under the Affordable Care Act begins November 1st, but you may qualify to enroll now under the “Special Enrollment” provision.​ For detailed information, visit studentaffairs.depaul.edu​.​

Textbooks

DePaul bookstores are located on our Lincoln Park and Loop campuses.

Lincoln Park Campus
2425 N. Sheffield Ave.
(773) 325-7700

Loop Campus
DePaul Center
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
(312) 362-8792

For additional information, including bookstore hours, visit depaul.bkstore.com.

Textbooks for courses offered at O'Hare campuses, as well as textbooks for online learning courses can be purchased at mbsdirect.net​​.

U-Pass

​​The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) U-Pass is a university program that provides college students unlimited rides on CTA-operated bus and rail lines. Full-time science and health graduate students (eight or more credit hours) are eligible for the U-Pass. Visit upass.depaul.edu​ for more information.

Parking

If you ​plan to drive to campus, parking facilities are available to DePaul students at teh Lincoln Park Campus. For information on parking rates and locations, please visit the Parking Services website at parkingservices.depaul.edu​.

DePaul does not have parking facilities at the Loop Campus. However, many nearby parking facilities offer a reduced rate for DePaul students. Please contact Parking Services at (773) 325-7275 for a current list of participating parking facilities.

Parking is available at the Rosalind Franklin campus. Students parking on campus must register their vehicle and obtain a parking pass through Rosalind Franklin's campus security.

Academic Calendar

The regular academic year consists of three 10-week quarters. The fourth quarter (summer) is optional for most programs.

Fall Quarter:               September-November
Wiinter Quarter:       January-March
Spring Quarter:        March-June
Summer Quarter:    June-August

Visit go.depaul.edu/calendar​​ for registration deadlines, start dates and final exam schedules.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for graduate students in the College of Science and Health is $710 per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year. Complete information is available on the Student Accounts website at studentaccounts.depaul.edu​.

If you are interested in applying for a federal loan or other types of funding, please reference the "Financing Your Education" sheet found in your admission packet.

Also visit the financial aid resource page​ for more helpful tools.

DePaul Central

​DePaul Central is a one-stop integrated student service area for students to take care of their core business transactions in four key areas: student records, financial aid, student accounts and student payments. With these key services in one location, students can get help with problems, gain additional information to manage the enrollment process, or perform regular transactions to meet their academic and financial objectives. Visit depaulcentral.depaul.edu ​for more information.

Where to Live

University Center (UC)
Just two blocks from DePaul's Loop Campus, the UC offers numerous amenities, including a workout center, study rooms, food court, game room, bicycle storage and third-floor terrace. The UC location is ideal for DePaul graduate students, and the room  rate is billed conveniently through your student account. go.depaul.edu/uc​

1237 West
1237 West is a great option for graduate students looking to make social connections and enjoy all that Lincoln Park has to offer. Located one block from campus, 1237 West offers a 24-hour doorman, fully furnished two-, three- or four-person units, and an all-inclusive utility and amenity package, including heat, air conditioning, water, high-speed internet, satellite television connections and local phone service. 1237west.com

Off-Campus Housing
Want to learn more about the off-campus options in Chicago and the neighborhoods surrounding DePaul's campuses? Contact the Department of Housing Services at (773) 325-7196. offices.depaul.edu/housing Or search for off-campus housing around the DePaul campus with the help of DePaul's Off-Campus Housing Service.

Rosalind Franklin Housing
Housing options are available for students taking classes at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. One- and two-bedroom units are available on a first-come, first-served, rolling basis. For more information, email student.housing@rosalindfranklin.edu​.

Transportation

DePaul's Loop and Lincoln Park campuses are easily accessed by car, bus and train. The Loop Campus is served by all seven Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) 'L' train lines and numerous buses. It also is a short walk from all Metra train stations. The Linoln Park Campus also is served by several buses and is connected to teh Loop Campus by the Red, Brown and Purple 'L' train lines. Both campuses are close to major expressways.

For directions, visit go.depaul.edu/directions​. For more information about parking, visit parkingservices.depaul.edu.

Campus Locations

Lincoln Park
The Office of Graduate Admission
2400 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 325-7315

Loop
DePaul Center
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-8000

O'Hare
8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
(312) 476-3600

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
(847) 578-3000​

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