College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Student Resources > New Undergraduate Students > The Quarter System
DePaul University operates on a quarter system. Unlike semesters,
which are typically 15-16 weeks in length, quarters are 10 weeks in
length, occurring in the fall, winter, spring and summer. Since
quarters are only 10 weeks in length, it is imperative to your success
as a new student not to fall behind. Be sure to attend all classes
(especially during the first week) and keep an open line of
communication with your professors.
Quarters tend to progress rapidly, so make sure you check the Academic Calendar for important deadlines and due dates.
If you find that you're having difficulty with classes, do not
hesitate to discuss your concerns with your professors. Your professors
want you to succeed and will often recommend strategies for being
successful in class. You may also want to meet with your major field or
LAS advisor to discuss any concerns you have about classes or adjusting
to the college lifestyle.