DePaul University awards degrees at the end of each academic term. Students must notify the university and their college of their intent to graduate. This is done through the graduation application process. This involves an audit of a student's academic record by an academic advisor to ensure they have completed all of the requirements necessary for their degree. If all requirements have been met, the degree is granted. To submit your application, follow this path in Campus Connect: Student Center > My Academics > Apply for Graduation.
There is no fee required to submit this application. For more information on the graduation application process, please review the following FAQs:
What are the basic requirements for graduation?
- Grades of C- or higher for all courses in your major and/or minor field. This includes any extra course you complete in that field.
- Grades of C- or higher in WRD 103, WRD 104, Professional Writing (WRD 202, 204 or 206) and ICS 392.
- A DePaul cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.000 or higher.
- A GPA of 2.000 in your major/minor field.
- A minimum of 192 quarter hours (while meeting degree requirements).
- Last 60 quarter hours must be completed at DePaul.
- Meet major declaration requirements.
If you are not yet eligible to declare your major, you can submit your application. However, you will not be awarded your degree until the major declaration requirements are met.
If you are not eligible to declare your major, you should consult with an academic advisor in the Driehaus Undergraduate Programs Office about how to meet those requirements before graduation. Major declaration requirements can be found in the University Catalog.
When do I submit my application?
Your graduation application can be submitted once you have completed your junior year and have earned a minimum of 132.0 quarter hours.
Your graduation application should be submitted when you are two or three quarters from finishing your last class. Here are the deadlines:
- For fall quarter graduation, apply by Oct. 1.
- For winter quarter graduation, apply by Jan. 15.
- For spring quarter graduation, apply by Feb. 1.
- For summer quarter graduation, apply by July 15.
You should meet with your academic advisor before applying for graduation to identify your outstanding degree requirements.
Remember: NO APPLICATION = NO DEGREE!
What can I expect after I apply?
Once you have submitted your application, an initial audit of your record will be conducted to determine what requirements you still need to complete. You can expect to receive a copy of this audit via email. We will use the preferred email address you've entered into Campus Connect.
What can I expect after I complete my classes?
Grades are required to be posted within five business days after the last day of final exams. If you have any incomplete (IN), missing (M) or continuing research (R) grades, or are expecting a grade change for any course(s), consult with the instructor(s) of the course(s) immediately.
Also, notify the Driehaus Undergraduate Programs Office graduation team at DriehausGraduation@depaul.edu. It is important to keep us informed about the status of any missing grades.
What degree will I earn?
Students in the Driehaus College of Business who successfully meet all degree requirements will earn a Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) from DePaul University.
What about the graduation ceremony?
The graduation ceremony, also called commencement, is held each June. Students who intend to participate in the ceremony must have a graduation application on file for the current academic year and have reserved a cap and gown for the
graduation ceremony. If you have not reserved regalia
for the graduation ceremony, you will not be allowed to participate in
commencement. To reserve a cap and gown for the graduation ceremony (commencement) visit commencement.depaul.edu.
Do you have a question that was not answered on this page? Email the Driehaus Undergraduate Programs Office graduation team at DriehausGraduation@depaul.edu, or call to make an appointment at (312) 362-5358, or stop by our office:
1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago
The advisors and staff of the Driehaus Undergraduate Programs Office wish you great success as you complete the final steps towards your degree!