How do I apply for graduation (degree conferral)?
To apply to graduate from DePaul and the College of Communication, log into Campus Connect and go to Academic Progress > Apply for Graduation and follow the prompts. Select the term you plan to complete your requirements and verify your mailing address in the system for diploma delivery. Once you submit the form, you will receive an email confirmation that you have successfully applied for graduate. The email confirmation does not serve as confirmation that you have met all your requirements at DePaul, so we recommend if you have any questions about remaining requirements that you reach out to your academic advisor.
The deadlines to apply for graduation are as follows:
- Autumn Quarter: October 1
- Winter Quarter: January 15
- Spring Quarter: February 1
- Summer Sessions: July 15
How can I update my major or minor?
To update your academic plan, please log into Campus Connect
and go to My Academics > Change College, Major or Minor. Simply click on
the arrow and follow the prompts to submit your changes. You will
receive a confirmation email once you have processed the changes.
How can I order my official transcript?
To order an official transcript, log into Campus Connect
and select Academic Records > Request Official Transcript. Simply follow the prompts to request your DePaul
transcript. DePaul Central processes requests for e-Transcripts within one hour and paper transcripts within 48 hours.
What is a learning domain?
[View a video tutorial on learning domains]
A learning domain is any course that fulfills one of the liberal studies
requirements. These domains include Art & Literature, Philosophical Inquiry, Religious Dimensions, Scientific Inquiry, Self, Society & the Modern World, and Understanding the Past. To search for courses to fulfill these domains, simply use the “Liberal Studies Requirement Designation” drop down box in class search, and then click on the search button to narrow your course options.
Where can I study abroad?
the flexibility of the College of Communication curriculum, generally
our students can study abroad through any program. To begin the process,
simply visit the Study Abroad website
to view all the study abroad options.
Each program lists specific information and details. For more
information on a specific program, feel free to visit the Study Abroad
walk in advising hours.
How can I calculate my major GPA?
[View a video tutorial on using a major GPA calculator]
Students can use this link to calculate their major GPA. Please enter the grade exactly as it appears on your transcript (A-/B+) as the + and – do
factor into your GPA. After you enter the credit hours and grade, click on the compute button to view your GPA.
What is a domain elective?
Students who transfer into DePaul with at
least 30 credit hours, are not required to complete LSP 112 (Focal
Point) and LSP 110/111 (Explore or Discover). Instead, you are allowed
to select electives that are coded as learning domain courses. (See
“what is a learning domain” for help searching for these requirements)
How can I take a class pass/fail?
Only open elective courses can be taken as pass/fail. To choose a course as pass/fail, please complete the form and make sure to submit the form to your academic advisor by the deadline. The pass/fail deadline dates can be found on the Academic Calendar.
What do I need to do to attend the commencement ceremony?
To ensure you receive a diploma, students must apply to graduate in Campus Connect (see question above, "How do I apply for graduation?")
DePaul holds one commencement ceremony a year in mid-June. Students
who are graduating in the current academic year (the academic years run
Autumn to Summer) can walk in the June ceremony of their academic year. If you plan to attend the optional June commencement ceremony, you must
order a cap and gown. Cap and gown information, as well other
pertinent ceremony information can be found on the Commencement website.
What is the University Residency Requirement?
The University Residency Requirement
states that your last 60 credit hours must be completed at DePaul,
therefore students are not allowed to transfer in courses from another
university once they have earned 132 credit hours.
I was offered an internship. How do I earn credit?
If you do not have junior standing (at least 96 credits), you need to apply for credit through the University Internship Program. Go to the UIP website and scroll down to Getting Started with UIP for instructions on how to apply for internship credit through that program. If you are at least at junior standing and have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and want to apply for
credit through the College of Communication’s internship program, please
see our website for instructions.
How do I fulfill my junior year experiential learning?
There are three ways to fulfill your junior year experiential learning requirement.
- Students can obtain an internship and get it approved through DePaul for academic credit. Students must attend an internship workshop before earning credit, and be enrolled in an internship class while they are completing the internship in order to earn credit. DePaul does not award credit retroactively for internships.
- Students have the opportunity to pursue a study abroad program.
- Students can choose to enroll in a course that is coded as junior
year experiential learning and requires community service. Students can
search for these courses in Campus Connect by using the Liberal Studies Requirement Designation drop down box. You can also contact your academic advisor for a list of some possible options.
Can I get into a College of Communication course that is closed?
College of Communication Closed Course Policy
- 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.
How does the waitlist work for College of Communication courses?
from a waitlist automatically occurs if enough students drop the course
so that the waitlisted student can be added, or if the student is
waitlisted for a Communication course in their final quarter and has no
other open course options to complete the requirement. Students should
not assume that placing themselves on waitlist is an indication that
they will be enrolled in the course. Students should not attend a course
for which they are waitlisted or email Professors to be added to a
waitlisted course. If a student finds that a course that they need to
graduate is waitlisted, they must first add themselves to the waitlist
and then email their Academic Advisor and request addition to the
waitlisted course before the deadline to add for that quarter. The
advisor will verify that the course is required for graduation in that
term and that there are no other sections of that course open. If those
conditions are met, the student will be added to a section of the course
within the deadline to add classes for the quarter. Students must be
sure to set up the waitlisted course as a SWAP if the waitlisted course
is another section of a course they already have on their schedule, they
will be over the 20 credit hour enrollment limit, or there is a time
conflict with another course on their schedule. If any of these
conditions exist and the course is not set up as a SWAP, the waitlist
will bypass and move on to the next student on the waitlist. Please see here
for more information about the waitlist and SWAP feature.
How do I get added to a College of Communication course after the add deadline has passed?
College of Communication Late Add Policy
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. 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, 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 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.