College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Student Resources > Undergraduate Advising > FAQ
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Declare your major, minor or concentration by logging onto Campus Connect and going to Self Service > Academic Planning > Change College, Major or Minor and
submitting your request online. It is recommended that students
declare their major by the end of their sophomore year. Please contact
the Office for Academic Advising Support (OAAS)to discuss your options about majors, minors and concentrations.
Note: Students who have applied for degree conferral should submit their major/minor change via email to LASGraduation@depaul.edu.
Most DePaul courses are worth 4 quarter hours of credit. The full-time student tuition package includes 12-18 quarter hours. We recommend that students take four courses (16 quarter hours) each quarter, if their schedule allows. This ensures that students are receiving the most value for their money and staying on track toward graduation.
All students must complete the following university graduation requirements beyond their college specific degree requirements.
Send official transcripts and reports to:DePaul UniversityOffice of Admission1 East Jackson Blvd.Chicago, Illinois 60604
Your cumulative GPA is a 0.00 upon admission to DePaul. If you have
transfer credit, the transfer cumulative GPA was only used by DePaul for
Students who maintain at least a 2.000 cumulative GPA are in
good-standing. Full-time students who earn a minimum term GPA of 3.500
will be placed on the Dean’s List. If a student’s cumulative GPA falls
below a 2.000, he/she is placed on academic probation. Failure to be removed from academic probation in a timely manner may result in dismissal.
Class-standing is determined by quarter hours earned:
First: 0-43 hoursSophomore: 44-87 hoursJunior: 88-131 hoursSenior: 132+
DePaul University is required to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
which sets forth the requirements regarding the privacy of student
records. FERPA governs the release of education records maintained by
DePaul and access to these records. This law applies to all levels of
education from K-12 as well as postsecondary education.
DePaul’s Honors Program is geared toward both first-year and transfer
students interested in a challenging, prearranged curriculum. Students
in the program do not complete the Liberal Studies program but take
specific honors courses, which often include more writing assessments,
class participation and smaller class sizes. All honors students take an
additional one-year foreign language sequence. Information about
requirements and admission to the program can be found at on the Honors Program website or by calling (773) 325-7302.
Only open electives can be taken Pass/Fail. Students who have at least sophomore standing (minimum 44 quarter hours earned) and who are not on academic probation (a GPA of 2.000 or higher) may register for one Pass/Fail course each quarter. During a student’s DePaul career, only five courses can be taken Pass/Fail and only one per department.
The Pass/Fail option may not be used for the following categories of courses:
Once you have completed the Pass/Fail form in the LAS Undergraduate College Office by the deadline indicated in the academic calendar, the course
must be taken Pass/Fail. Grades “A” through “D” represent passing
performance. Failing grades count toward your GPA! For additional
information, see the Pass/Fail/Audit form page.