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Newly Admitted Graduate Students

Online Orientation

Congratulations on your admission to the College of Communication at DePaul University! The Graduate Admission Office and the College of Communication Graduate Advising Office are available to assist you as you take the next steps in accepting your admission offer at DePaul. Please contact us if you have any questions.

As you prepare to start your graduate program, you will find helpful information within the pages of this orientation that will answer many of your questions and provide resources to get you off to a great start.

Next Steps

Intent to Enroll

Your first step is to confirm your Intent to Enroll.

You can confirm your Intent to Enroll electronically by emailing gradcom@depaul.edu with your enrollment intentions, the program you were admitted to, and the term in which you wish to begin your program.  Please include the subject line “Intent to Enroll.”

Submitting the Intent to Enroll notifies the College of Communication that you intend to enroll at DePaul for the quarter stated in your admission letter. When we receive your Intent to Enroll, your student record will be activated and you will receive a confirmation email response.

Academic Advising

New students should contact their program director or their graduate advisor on course selection and sequence. See more about advising.

Campus Connection User ID and Password

Obtaining your user ID and password is the first step in registering for classes, making tuition payments, and accessing information and resources made available to admitted students through DePaul's Campus Connection web site. You can find your Campus Connection user ID and initial password at the bottom of your admission letter. If you have misplaced or discarded that letter, you may also may obtain your user ID and password by contacting the Help Desk at (312) 362-8765. To get started, go to Campus Connection.

You can learn more about how to use Campus Connect with this video tutorial

DePaul ID Card and E-Mail Account

After you have registered for classes, you may obtain a photo ID card and activate your DePaul e-mail account from the ID C​ard Office​. The ID card functions as a library card and is required for entry to some buildings and computer labs.

Visit or contact one of the following ID Services Offices:

Lincoln Park Campus
ID Services
Student Center
2250 N. Sheffield Ave
Room 109
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 325-7466

Loop Campus
ID Services
DePaul Center
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 9200
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-5959

Hours
Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
Fri. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Financial Aid and Payments Plans

If you are planning to apply for financial aid, you should do so as soon as possible. Visit Financial Aid for information about financial aid opportunities and the application process.

Complete information about student accounts, including payment options, and important dates and deadlines can be found on the DePaul Central website.