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Academic Policies

Undergraduate

All students are required to manage their class schedules each term in accordance with the deadline for enrolling and withdrawing as indicated in the University Academic Calendar.

  • The student must first place himself or herself on the waitlist for the course and ensure that there are no registration holds that will prevent enrollment.
  • The instructor of the course must email CMNadvising@depaul.edu indicating that the student has permission to be added to the closed class. There must be no open sections of the course available, and students will only be added if they need that particular course in that particular quarter to graduate. Also included will be the five digit course number of the course, the student’s ID number, and verification that the student has attended all class meetings.
  • If the course is waitlisted, the instructor must allow any students who are on the waitlist ahead of the student in question to also be added to the course.
  • The College of Communication Special Exceptions Committee will review the request and process the add if all the above conditions are met. The student will be notified via email. This exception can only be granted once in a student’s career.
  • The student must first ensure that there are no registration holds that will prevent enrollment.
  • The instructor of the course must email CMNadvising@depaul.edu indicating that the student has permission to be added to the class after the deadline. Also included will be the five digit course number, the student’s ID number, and verification that the student has been attending all class meetings. 
  • The student must also email CMNadvising@depaul.edu with a statement regarding why the course could not be added by the deadline.
  • The College of Communication Special Exceptions Committee will review the request and process the late add if the above conditions are met. The student will be notified via email. This exception can only be granted once in a student’s career.

Graduate

For graduate academic policies, please visit Communication Graduate Student Handbook.