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Frequently Asked Questions

I submitted my intent to enroll form, now what?

Next is to get registered for classes.  Refer to our registration page and the first steps page for more information on getting started at DePaul.

When can I register for classes?

Students can register for courses at or after their eligibility time.  Students can find their registration day and time on campus connect.

How do I register for classes?

Students register for classes via campus connect.  Please refer to our ​registration page for the steps on how to register for classes.

How do I know which classes to take and when?

Students should meet with their faculty mentor during their first quarter to develop a curriculum plan.​

Why can’t register for an online class?

Online classes are restricted to online students only for part of registration.  Please refer to the courses and schedules page for further information on how to be waitlisted for an online class.

Are there December Intersession classes?

SPS does not offer classes during the December Intersession.

Who is my assigned faculty mentor?

Students are assigned a faculty mentor based on their program.  Students can find the contact information for their faculty mentors on campus connect under the student center tab.

What’s the difference between my academic advisor and faculty mentor?

Please refer to our advising page for a detailed description of the difference between a student’s academic advisor and faculty mentor.​​

Am I required to Study Abroad?

It depends on your program.  Please refer to our graduate programs tab for further information on your programs requirements.  You should also meet with your academic advisor to discuss all course and program requirements.​​

I have questions about my financial aid.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid​​.  SPS students typically work with Danny Mason ( regar​ding their financial aid questions.  ​


Does SPS offer scholarships?

Yes!  SPS offers quarterly scholarships.  Please refer to our financial aid & scholarships page for more information.  Students are also notified of available scholarships and application deadlines via the monthly SPS eMemo.  The monthly eMemo is sent out via email to all current students during the academic year (autumn, winter, and spring quarters).

Does SPS have Graduate Assistantships?

Yes.  Graduate Assistants (GA) are selected for a year appointment.  GA applications are due on May 1st of each year and you can find more information about our GA positions on our financial aid & scholarships page.

How do I get my student ID card?

​You can get your student ID made at either ID services location.  Please see the ID Services​ page with locations and hours.

Am I eligible for a U-Pass?

​Only full-time students (2 classes or 8 credit hours) are eligible for a U-Pass.  U-Pass pick up is usually held during the first week of the quarter and for more information please see the U-Pass​ site.

Do I have a DePaul email address?

​Yes.  ​Your email address is your user name (used to log into Campus Connect) followed by​