To check when you might be eligible for graduation, review your unofficial transcripts
, review your DPR worksheet (click "print" at the top right corner) and count how many credits/classes you have remaining. ALWAYS confirm with an advisor after you complete a preliminary check. You would challenge yourself to verify and understand this for yourself, first, because it is essential for future workplace success that you possess the skills necessary to complete tasks such as the verification of graduation eligibility (be able to read, understand and apply information
, complete basic math calculations and take responsibility
e.g., It's spring quarter and you're in your third year at DePaul. Last quarter you dropped one class/only completed three classes (12 credits). You didn't transfer any credit, didn't take extra/5th classes along the way or begin DePaul with AP/IB credit. This means you're "behind" by 1 class (4 credits). Generally speaking, you need to complete 4 classes (16 credits) every fall/winter/spring quarters to graduate in 4 years (48 credits per year X 4 years = 192 credits).
You run your unofficial transcripts to review your student records and see that once your spring quarter grades/credits are posted, you'll have 140 credits. You need 192 credits to graduate so you're short 52 credits.
You look at your DPR and see that you have 2 Liberal Studies Program classrequirements (8 credits), 9 major class requirements (9 classes x 4 credits each = 36 credits) and 8 credits remaining under open electives. You would normally complete 12 classes a year (4 per quarter), but since you're 1 class (4 credits) behind from dropping a class winter quarter, decide that you'll "catch up" by taking 2, 2-credit open electives
fall and winter quarter of your senior year. Your tuition covers up to 18 credits per quarter so you will not have to pay "extra" to take these 2-credit open elective classes (4 classes x 4 credits each = 16 credits + 2-credit 5th class = 18 credits).