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The next step is for you to complete the online Intent to Enroll Form. This form notifies the Office of Graduate Admission of your intent to register for courses at DePaul.
Unlike semesters, which are typically 15-16 weeks in length, DePaul’s quarters are 10 weeks in length, occurring in the fall, winter, spring and summer. Since quarters are only 10 weeks in length, with one week dedicated to final exams, many of our students find the quarter system challenging and worthwhile, mimicking the speed of the real world. Quarters tend to progress rapidly; be sure to refer to the Academic Calendar for important deadlines and due dates.
Please refer to the university's Academic Calendar.
For students requiring an I-20 form to apply for or maintain their F-1 student visa status:
Admitted international students seeking an F-1 or J-1 student visa must submit the following documents:
If you are currently in F-1 visa status and attending another school, college, university or English Language program in the U.S. and are admitted to DePaul University, you must receive a new DePaul I-20 form and must submit the following documents in addition to the documents listed above:
You must receive your new DePaul I-20 within 60 days of completing your studies at your current institution. The documents outlined above are not requirements for admission, but are necessary for the issuance of your I-20 form. Please note that I-20 forms can only be issued to students who are accepted to DePaul in a full-time degree-seeking program.
Once a student is accepted, the Office of Graduate Admission will send each student an email listing the next steps to take, the specific documents you will need to submit in order to obtain your I-20 or DS-2019, as well as the website to which you may log on and submit all of the required documents. All admitted students are encouraged to submit their documents online. If you are unable to do so, you may email your documents to our office at GradDePaul@depaul.edu.