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, or if our campus is not open, 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.

Key Dates: Spring 2021

  • Classes start: March 27, 2021
  • Last day to drop classes for full refund: April 9, 2021
  • Mid-terms: April 26 - 30, 2021
  • Last day of classes: June 4, 2021
  • Finals Week: June 5 - 11, 2021
  • End of Spring Quarter: June 11, 2021

Summer Quarter

  • Orientation: June 14 - 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

  • Classes start: September 8, 2021
  • Last day to drop classes for full refund: September 21, 2021
  • Mid-terms: October 6 - 12, 2021
  • Last day of classes: November 16, 2021
  • End of Fall Quarter: November 23, 2021

*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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