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Entry Requirements

Joining DePaul as an International Student

You will need to meet academic and English language requirements to study the Global Gateway Program at DePaul University. The requirements you will need to meet are different to direct entry to the University, providing you the opportunity to begin your studies now while improving your English language proficiency and academic skills.

We also offer a Pre-Sessional English program for students who do not yet meet the English language entry requirements in order to study the Global Gateway Program.

Global Gateway Program for Undergraduate Students

  • Academic Entry Requirements

    To study the Global Gateway Program at DePaul University, you will need to provide:

    • proof of successful completion of secondary education or equivalent
    • minimum 2.3 GPA (2.5 for Education majors).
  • English Language Requirements
    Duration English Language Score
     3 Quarters (Standard) TOEFL iBT 68; IELTS 5.5; Duolingo 95; PTE 48-52; VEPT 65-68; GaoKao 95/120, 115/150
     4 Quarters (Extended) TOEFL iBT 55; IELTS 5.0; Duolingo 85; PTE 44-47; VEPT 61-64; GaoKao 83/120, 105/150
     5 Quarters (Extended Plus) TOEFL iBT 50; IELTS 4.5; Duolingo 80; PGT 37-43; VEPT 58-60; GaoKao 77/120, 99/150
     1 Quarter Pre-Sessional English + Extended Plus GGP TOEFL iBT 40; IELTS 4.0; Duolingo 70; PTE 30-36; VEPT 47-57; GaoKao Below 77/120, Below 99/150
     2 Quarter Pre-Sessional English + Extended Plus GGP TOEFL iBT 32; IELTS 3.5; Duolingo 65; VEPT 36-46; PTE & GaoKao Not Accepted
  • Direct Entry to an Undergraduate Degree

    If you meet the academic requirements of the University and the higher English language requirements below (or speak English as a first language), you can apply directly to an undergraduate degree program.

    • IELTS: 6.5 overall
    • TOEFL iBT: 80
    • Duolingo: 110
    • GPA: 2.75

Global Gateway Program for Graduate Students

  • Academic Entry Requirements

    With your application, you will need to provide:

    • proof of successful completion of a US post-secondary education equivalent to a US 4-year Bachelor's degree with a minimum 2.3 GPA (Computing & Digital Media), or 2.75 GPA (Business; except 2.4 for MS Business Analytics).
  • English Language Requirements
    Duration English Language Score
    2 Quarters (Standard) TOEFL iBT 70-79; IELTS 6.0; Duolingo 95; PTE 48-52
    3 Quarters (Extended) TOEFL iBT 60-69; IELTS 5.5; Duolingo 90; PTE 44-47
    1 Quarter Pre-Sessional English + Extended  TOEFL iBT 55; IELTS 5.0; Duolingo 85; PTE 42-43; VEPT 61-64 (no subscore below 37
    2 Quarter Pre-Sessional English + Extended GGP TOEFL iBT 50; IELTS 4.5; Duolingo 80; PTE 37-41; VEPT 58-60 (no subscore below 35)
    3 Quarter Pre-Sessional English + Extended GGP TOEFL iBT 40; IELTS 4.0; Duolingo 70; PTE 30-36; VEPT 47-57
    4 Quarter Pre-Sessional English + Extended GGP  TOEFL iBT 32; IELTS 3.5; Duolingo 65; VEPT 36-46; PTE Not Accepted
  • Direct Entry to a Graduate Degree

    If you meet the academic requirements of the University and the higher English language requirements below (or speak English as a first language), you can apply directly to a graduate degree program:

    • 3.0 GPA (2.5 for Business Analytics)
    • IELTS: 6.5-7.5 overall
    • TOEFL: 80-96 overall
    • Duolingo: 110*
    • PTE: 53*

    *College of Computing and Digital Media and Kellstad Graduate School of Business only

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