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Undergraduate Academic Advising

The Driehaus College of Business Undergraduate Programs Office provides academic advising to undergraduate business students through:

  • Individual appointments
  • New student orientation programs
  • Open advising cycles

Advisors are available to discuss long- and short-term curriculum planning, program requirements, course selection, major/minor selection and questions related to academic policy and procedure. 

The Driehaus Undergraduate Programs Office also connects students  with tutoring  and workshops that help academic progress, and offers assistance for determining  eligibility for graduation

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is my advisor and when should I meet with him or her?

Academic advisors are assigned based upon the student's last name. Please refer to your Student Center or Degree Progress Report to see the academic advisor assigned to you.

Students can meet with a Driehaus academic advisor by appointment, Monday through Friday, during regular business hours most weeks of the year. Schedule your 30-minute appointment by calling (312) 362-5358. Though it is best to meet in-person with an advisor, phone appointments are possible when students are unable to come to campus. During phone appointments, students must have access to a computer.

When planning your course schedule, it is best to see an advisor well before registration begins:

For Autumn Quarter, see an advisor in April
For Winter Quarter, see an advisor in late September or early October
For Spring Quarter, see an advisor in late January or early February
For Summer Quarter, see an advisor in late January or early February

Advising Topics

Students with questions about the advising topics noted below should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor as soon as possible. Your advisor will ensure full understanding of how to progress through the degree program in a timely manner, and they can refer you to campus-wide resources available to help you stay on track to graduation.

Topic General Time Period
Discuss placement scores At orientation
Course planning for the next term After week one and before week six every term
Major/minor intent Freshman and sophomore years, especially if undecided
Experiential learning requirement End of sophomore year
Degree progress Every year as needed
Declaration of major Junior year
Applying for degree conferral Beginning of senior year
Preparing for commencement Winter Quarter of senior year

What is open advising?

Open Advising (OA) occurs quarterly during the first week of the term. During OA, students are advised on a first-come, first-served basis. Advising appointments during OA are 20 minutes long and reserved for issues concerning the current quarter or the quarter for which you are registering. To schedule an OA appointment during the first week of the term, call our front desk at (312) 362-5358 as early as 8 a.m. ​

When can I Inter-College Transfer (ICT)?

You may submit an Inter-College Transfer request once you have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at DePaul University and have earned a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA). ​ ​

When and how do I declare a major/minor?

When: As soon as you meet all declaration requirements as listed in the University Catalog. This is generally after you complete your first or second 3xx level major course, and after you complete your intro accounting, economics and math sequence.

How: Log in to Campus Connect and navigate to Student Center > My Academics > Change College, Major or Minor. Select the BSB option for your major; select the option that does NOT list "Intended" for your minor.

Requests are reviewed and processed every few business days.​

How do I change my college, major or minor?

To make any of these changes, follow this path in Campus Connection: Student Center > My Academics > Change College, Major or Minor. You will receive a follow-up email once you make any changes.

You must also select a concentration if you are pursuing the following majors: accounting, marketing, management and hospitality.

If you are transferring into the Driehaus College of Business, you must select an intended major to complete the ICT process. Business students should also select intended for new majors/minors if you do not yet meet the declaration requirements. ​

Can I take a class as a pass/fail option?

You may only take open elective classes as pass/fail. All other courses required for the Bachelor of Science in Business must be taken with the standard letter grading system. ​

How do I apply for a pass/fail option?

You must apply for the pass/fail grading option prior to the third week of class. Applications for the pass/fail grading system can be obtained in the lobby of the Undergraduate Programs Office, DePaul Center, Suite 5200. ​

How can I get into a closed class?

The Driehaus College of Business strives to maintain effective student-teacher ratios, so the courses in the college rarely take on extra students. If you are a senior entering into your final term of study, you must meet with an academic advisor to review the Closed Class Petition process. ​

What do I do if a financial "hold" is placed on my account?

You should contact Student Accounts at (312) 362-8610 for complete details and instructions. ​

Where do I find out when tuition is due?

View tuition information here. You can also contact the Financial Aid office at (312) 362-8091 or Student Accounts at (312) 362-8610. ​

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Contact Us

Undergraduate Programs Office
DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 5200
(312) 362-5358

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.