New Student Information

Your Future, Our Commitment: Begin Your DePaul Story Now

Studying with us in 2021 is about putting your education and your future first. This is your time.

By choosing to start your DePaul story now, you will benefit from:

  • A US education – the number one study destination for international students
  • World-class teaching and student support, which will help you succeed and take control of your future career success
  • Access to Start Smart – our exclusive preparatory course, delivered virtually at no extra cost.

Study Options

We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus. If you cannot join us you may start your program virtually from home and arrive on campus in January 2022. Whether you're joining us on campus or online, you'll still get the full DePaul experience.

Below are the key dates for our upcoming terms for both Global Gateway Program (GGP), Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (KGSB) and direct admission (DA) students. 

Key Dates: Summer 2021

  • Orientation: June 14 - June 17, 2021
  • Classes start: June 14, 2021
  • Last day to drop classes for full refund: June 25, 2021
  • End of Summer Quarter: August 22, 2021

Key Dates: Fall 2021

  • Confirmation deadlines: August 1, 2021 (Undergraduate GGP & DA on-campus and Graduate GGP & DA on-campus), August 17, 2021 (Undergraduate & Graduate DA online)
  • Orientation: August 30 - September 1, 2021 (Undergraduate & Graduate DA), September 2 - September 7, 2021 (Undergraduate & Graduate GGP)
  • Classes start: September 8, 2021
  • Last day to drop classes for full refund: September 21, 2021
  • Mid-terms: October 6 - October 12, 2021
  • Last day of classes: November 16, 2021
  • End of Fall Quarter: November 23, 2021

Key Dates: Winter 2022

  • Application deadlines: October 25, 2021 (Graduate CDM online & on-campus), November 8, 2021 (Graduate KGSB online & on-campus), November 19, 2021 (Undergraduate GGP & DA and Graduate GGP CDM/KGSB online), December 8, 2021 (Graduate DA CDM & KGSB online)
  • Confirmation date: December 1, 2021
  • Orientation: TBD
  • Classes start: January 3, 2022
  • Last day to drop classes for full refund: January 16, 2022
  • Mid-terms: January 31 - February 6, 2022
  • Last day of classes: March 13, 2022
  • End of Winter Quarter: March 20, 2021

Key Dates: Spring 2022

  • Application deadlines: January 30, 2022 (Graduate DA), February 15, 2022 (Undergraduate DA),
  • Confirmation date: March 1, 2022 (Undergraduate DA) March 7, 2022 (Graduate DA)
  • Orientation: TBD
  • Classes start: March 26, 2022
  • Last day to drop classes for full refund: April 8, 2022
  • Mid-terms: April 23 - April 29, 2022
  • Last day of classes: June 3, 2022
  • End of Winter Quarter: June 10, 2022

*Subject to University policy and ongoing disruption caused by COVID-19

Pre-Arrival Support

As a new student you can feel assured that we will support you every step of the way. Your Student Success Manager will work with you on a one-to-one basis to make sure you are on track with your academic progress and support you with any challenges.

How We Help

We understand there is lots to get used to, from study preparation to settling in and making friends. We can help you with: 

  • Visa queries
  • Getting to know US culture
  • Technology issues
  • Settling in and making friends

You will have fortnightly meetings with your Student Success Manager who can help you with: 

  • Online tutoring
  • Accessing the Writing Center 
  • Library resources
  • Writing your study plan
  • Identifying study skills for development
  • Time management strategies
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