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Advising

SPS Advising Goals
We act as a resource for students, providing accurate and timely information about curriculum, college policies and administrative procedures. We empower stude​nts to take ownership of their education and goals. Academic Advising provides students with the opportunity to develop an academic plan that best fits their interests, strengths and academic and career goals under the guidance of knowledgeable and supportive advisors.

Academic advising is critical to academic success for all graduate students in the School of Public Service. The Assistant Director for Academic Advising and faculty advisors/mentors are committed to providing high-quality advising service to help students achieve their academic, co-curricular and career goals from the introductory course through degree conferral. Working together, the Assistant Director for Academic Advising and faculty advisors/mentors can provide more comprehensive advising than any of us can alone.

Assistant Director for Academic Advising 
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Students can meet with the Assistant Director for Academic Advising at any point in their academic career. We encourage new students to meet with an advisor in their first quarter to develop an academic plan. Students can use this plan to guide their academic career. The Assistant Director for Academic Advising can help with progression toward degree completion, degree and conferral requirements, navigating the university, course selection and registration issues, study abroad options, waiver processes, elective substitutions, program reclassification and transfer credit requests.

  • Faculty Advisors/Mentors
  • Degree
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Online Course Registration
  • Academic Probation
  • Other Advisors

Faculty Advisors/Mentors

Faculty Advisors/Mentors

Given DePaul's mission as a teaching institution, especially one devoted to providing students with personal attention, advising is an extension of the faculty's role as teachers.  Faculty can help students understand relationships among different courses, suggest classes beyond specific requirements that might be beneficial, provide information about internships, study abroad programs, PhD programs and career opportunities related to their degree; and perhaps most importantly, listen and respond to students who seek guidance. 

Faculty Mentors by Degree P​​rogram:  
Nonprofit Management: Christopher Einolf, Mark Light
Public Administration:  Meghan Condon, Robert Stokes, Martin Luby, Adrienne Holloway, Nicholas Kachiroubas
International Public Service Management: Ramya Ramanath, Ronald Fernandes, Michael Diamond
Master of Public Policy: Meghan Condon, Joseph Schwieterman
Public Service Management: Ronald Fernandes, Raphael Ogom, Ramya Ramanath, Adrienne Holloway, Michael Diamond

Degree

Degree Chairs

Degree chairs typically contact students throughout the year with degree specific information. Students should contact degree chairs for general concerns related to their degree program.  

Degree Progress Report
Your Degree Progress Report (DPR) in Campus Connect ​tracks and helps you plan your progress to degree. Your DPR provides requirement information for your declared major (as well as double majors or minors), detailing what you have completed and what courses you can choose to complete the remaining requirements.​​

Unofficial Transcript

Unofficial Transcript
The unofficial transcript is a record of the courses completed and other credits earned.  Access to the unofficial transcript is through the Campus Connect web portal.​

Online Course Registration

Online Course Registration
Online course registration is restricted to students enrolled in the online degree program cohort. In-class students interested in online coursework must add themselves to the wait list for each course they are interested in. Once online students have registered for coursework, remaining spaces of each online section will open to wait-listed students. For more information about adding a wait list, go to http://offices.depaul.edu/depaul-central/student-resources/faq/Pages/waitlist-waitlist.aspx​

Academic Probation

Academic Probation
Any student with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) below 2.7 (B-) is on academic probation.  For further details on the academic probation and dismissal policy, please review the SPS Academic Probation and Dismissal Policy​.  NOTE: Academic probation is different from financial aid probation. Students on financial aid probation must see a financial aid counselor.​

Other Advisors

Other Advisors:

Danny Mason
Financial Aid Officer | Office of Financial Aid | DePaul University
DePaul Center, Suite 9100
1 E. Jackson Blvd. | Chicago, IL 60604
Tel: (312)362-6414 | Fax: (312) 362-5748 
dmason15@depaul.edu​http://depaulcentral.depaul.edu

Ed Childs
Career Specialist| Career Center | DePaul University
2320 North Kenmore Ave.| Chicago, IL 60614
Tel: (773) 325-4339 | Fax: (312) 476-3214 
echilds@depaul.edu| www.careercenter.depaul.edu ​