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Specific Questions About Credit for Classes
How many credit hours can I take per quarter? In the summer? In December?
The normal course load is four (4) courses (16 hours) per quarter and the normal limit is five (5) courses (20 hours) per quarter. A student may take a total of five courses (20 hours) across the summer sessions. There is no hard cap for the December interim, but realistically it would be difficult to take more than two courses. Note, however, that for undergraduates, courses taken in the December interim are part of the winter quarter for billing. This means that any more than four courses taken across the December interim and winter quarter will result in a tuition bill higher than the package rate.
Can I take five courses in one quarter?
Yes, but more than 20 quarter hours requires permission from the college office. There will also be additional tuition charged for enrolling in more than 18 hours. Students must apply to the LAS College Office for permission to take more than 20 hours using the 20+ Hour Request Form online.
How do I file a grade challenge?
In order to provide a forum for the fair resolution of academic disputes involving individual students and appropriateness of course grades, procedures have been developed and will be applied to all cases involving DePaul University students. All grade challenges in LAS must be filed by using the Grade Challenge Form available on the Undergraduate Advising Forms site. For additional information regarding grade challenges, see DePaul's Undergraduate Course Catalog.
Can I get into a closed class in History of Art and Architecture?
In most cases, no. In rare cases, this might be possible; students seeking permission to enter a class should first contact the instructor and receive their approval. LAS in general uses a waitlist for closed classes. If spaces become available in a class, they will be filled by students at the top of the waitlist.
NOTE: It is departmental policy not to admit students to classes that have already reached their enrollment cap, but instructors do have some discretion on this point to accommodate extenuating circumstances. Instructors also may, at their discretion, give permission for a student to be enrolled after the "add" deadline has passed by following an internal process.