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Next Steps

Consult these resources and begin your journey to become the newest graduate student in DePaul's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Your first step is to log into your DePaul Grad Gateway and complete the "Intent to Enroll" form. Submitting this form notifies the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences that you intend to enroll at DePaul for the quarter stated in your offer of admission letter. When we receive your Intent to Enroll, your student record will be activated. After we process your form, you will receive an email acknowledging your intent to enroll.

If your program requires additional steps, please follow the instructions on your offer of admission letter.
Contact your department's graduate program director for advising on course selection and sequence. If you are a non-degree student, your admission letter will contain information about course selection and approval. If you have questions, contact the coordinator of graduate student services in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Graduate Office at (773) 325-4008 or for assistance.

Most programs hold orientation sessions only in the fall, but several - including the School of Public Service - hold them before the start of all the terms to which they admit new students. Invitations to orientation sessions will be sent via email.
You'll be able to complete several of the next steps through Campus Connect, DePaul's online portal for admitted and enrolled students. To get started, visit and use your BlueKey information to log in. You should receive an email with instructions on how to create a BlueKey account a few days after your admission decision. If you have any problems logging in, call the Technology Support Center at (312) 362-8765 for assistance. 
Once you have logged in to Campus Connect, you'll be able to view the course catalog and class schedules. You also may register for classes, view your financial aid and make payments to your student account.

For detailed information on federal loans, DePaul payment plans or other types of funding, please reference the Financial Aid website.

Complete information about student accounts, including tuition, payment options, and important dates and deadlines can be found on the Student Accounts Website at
Registration dates vary depending on the quarter in which you plan to start classes.

For fall quarter, registration opens in mid-May; for winter quarter, registration opens in late October; and for spring and summer quarters, registration opens in mid-February.

Complete information about how and when to register for classes is available on the DePaul Central website at A registration overview video may be viewed at 

After you have registered for classes, you may obtain a photo ID card and DePaul email account from the ID Services office. The ID card functions as a library card and is required for entry to some buildings and computer labs. For information on the ID Services office locations and hours, visit their website. Visit or contact one of the following ID Services offices:

Lincoln Park Campus ID Services
Student Center Room 109
2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 325-7466

Loop Campus ID Services
DePaul Center 9200
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-5959
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Illinois law requires DePaul to have proof of immunization on file for all on-campus students. We encourage you to submit the immunization form as soon as possible. Visit for additional information and to download the immunization form.

Please be aware that the State of Illinois has updated its requirements for student immunizations.

If you have any questions, please contact DePaul Central at (312) 362-8610 or
While we do not provide a student health insurance plan, we encourage students to explore their options in the Healthcare Marketplace and work with local community organizations to provide support. This website provides information on a variety of Affordable Care Act compliant health insurance plans, as well as enrollment for Medicaid, if you qualify. Open enrollment for plans under the Affordable Care Act begins November 1st, but you may qualify to enroll now under the “Special Enrollment” provision. For detailed information, visit
DePaul bookstores are located on our Lincoln Park and Loop campuses.

Lincoln Park Campus
2425 N. Sheffield Ave.
(773) 325-7700

Loop Campus
DePaul Center
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
(312) 362-8792

For additional information, including bookstore hours, visit
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) U-Pass is a university program that provides college students unlimited rides on CTA-operated bus and rail lines. Full-time liberal arts and social sciences graduate students (eight or more credit hours) are eligible for the U-PAss. Visit for more information.

If you plan to drive to campus, parking facilities are available to DePaul students at the Lincoln Park Campus. For information on parking rates and locations, please visit the Parking Services website at

DePaul does not have parking facilities at the Loop Campus. However, many nearby parking facilities offer a reduced rate for DePaul students. Please contact Parking Services at (773) 325-7275 for a current list of participating parking facilities.
The regular academic year consists of three 10-week quarters. The fourth quarter (summer) is optional.

Fall Quarter:             September - November
Winter Quarter:      January - March
Spring Quarter:       March - June
Summer Quarter:  June - August

Visit for registration deadlines, start dates and final exam schedules.

Tuition information for graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is available on the Student Accounts website at

If you are interested in applying for a federal loan or other types of funding, please reference the Financial Aid website or visit the financial aid resource page for more helpful tools.
DePaul Central is a one-stop integrated student service area for students to take care of their core busines transactions in four key areas: student records, financial aid, student accounts and student payments. With these key services in one location, students can get help with problems, gain additional information to manage the enrollment process, or perform regular transactions to meet their academic and financial objectives. Visit for more information.

University Center (UC)
Just two blocks from DePaul's Loop Campus, the UC offers numerous amenities, including a workout center, study rooms, food court, game room, bicycle storage and a third-floor terrace. The UC location is ideal for DePaul graduate students, and the room rate is billed conveniently through your student account.

Off-Campus Housing
Want to learn more about the off-campus options in Chicago and the neighborhoods surrounding DePaul's campuses? Contact the DePaul housing at (773) 325-7196. Or search for off-campus housing around the DePaul campus with the help of DePaul's Off-Campus Housing website.

DePaul's Loop and Lincoln Park campuses are easily accessed by car, bus and train. The Loop Campus is served by all seven Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) 'L' train lines and numerous buses. It also is a short walk from all Metra train stations. The Lincoln Park Campus also is served by several buses and is connected to the Loop Campus by the Red, Brown and Purple 'L' train lines. Both campuses are close to major expressways.

For directions, visit For more information about parking, visit

Lincoln Park
The Office of Graduate Admission
2400 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 325-7315

DePaul Center
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-8000

Contact the Office of Graduate Admission

Phone: (773) 325-7315