College of Communication > Student Resources > Academic Advising > Academic Policies
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.
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To officially change your college, major, minor and/or concentration use the Declarations and Inter-College Transfer Tool. To use the tool you must be a current, degree-seeking undergraduate student and have never applied for degree conferral/graduation. Refer to DePaul Central for more information and a video tutorial.
At a minimum, the following general conditions must be met:
The College of Communication Advising Office will meet
with students before they have officially declared in our College.
Please visit Appointments for information on how to schedule an advising
All students are expected to enroll in courses according to the
deadlines posted in the University Academic Calendar. Exceptions to the
enrollment deadline are rarely approved. If a student believes he or she
has an extenuating circumstance that warrants consideration of an
exception, the student may submit an appeal to CMNadvising@depaul.edu
following the appropriate steps as outlined below. Please note, if
approved, these expectations are only granted once in a student’s
A student may object to a grade for one or more of the following reasons:
Please refer to the Undergraduate Student Handbook and the College of Communication Grade Challenge Form to consider if your concerns meet the grade challenge criteria.
If you have questions about a grade challenge, please contact Professor Daniel Makagon, chair of the Grade Challenge Review Board.
This policy exists to assist students who have extenuating circumstances that prevented them from dropping a class before the deadline outlined on the academic calendar. Students are allowed one medical/personal administrative withdrawal and one college office administrative withdrawal during their academic career. Submitting an appeal for a retroactive withdrawal does not guarantee approval.
If a student feels they have an extenuating circumstance that warrants consideration of an exception, students need to complete the retroactive withdrawal form with appropriate documentation and submit the petition to CMNadvising@depaul.edu. The College of Communication Special Exceptions Committee meets once a month to review these cases and will email the student with a final decision. The deadline for submitting an appeal is the end of the following term in which you are appealing.
For medical and personal appeals, please visit the Dean of Students Office.
The College of Communication follows the transfer credit regulations as outlined in the Undergraduate Student Handbook. For students wishing to complete courses at another university or community college, you must complete the transfer credit approval form and submit it to the College of Communication Student Records Coordinator before enrolling in the course. A student who has received approval to complete courses outside of DePaul, is required to request an official transcript once the final grades are posted. The transcript can be mailed to the Office of Admission at 1 E. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604, or can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wait list is a feature available for some classes in Campus Connect. If a class is full but has a wait list option, you can add yourself to the queue. When you add yourself to the wait list, you are given a position number. As seats open up, wait listed students are automatically enrolled based on their number. The lower the number, the higher the priority.
For more information on how the wait list works, see DePaul Central.
For all graduate academic policies, please see the
Graduate Student Handbook.
Please refer to the
Graduate Student Handbook and the
College of Communication Grade Challenge Form to consider if your concerns meet the grade challenge criteria.